Raffa De Vita’s contribution and other miscellaneous stats…

Ron Smith provides a festive feast of Swindon Town player related statistics for League One matches for you…

Raffaele De Vita has made the greatest contribution of any Town player to scoring goals when on the pitch in League One, scoring 6 out of the 14 goals (42.9%). 2nd is Matt Ritchie with 29.6% and 3rd is James Collins with 29.4%.

No Swindon player has been on the pitch to celebrate all 32 goals in League One this season. Foderingham has celebrated 31 and Matt Ritchie has celebrated 27. Of course, Paolo has been on the pitch to celebrate them all…

In terms of the average number of minutes on the pitch per team goal, of all strikers, for every 37 minutes Adam Rooney celebrates a goal.

The player with the highest shots per game rating is Matt Ritchie with an average of 2.43 shots per game in League One. Chris Martin and Andy Williams follow with 2.4 and 2 per game respectively.

Looking at accuracy, of all midfielders and strikers, Raffa De Vita has been far the best finish with a staggering 84.6% of all shots on target. Next up is Tommy Miller with 66.7% of his 12 shots on target. Of the strikers, Andy Williams tests the ‘keeper 58.8% of shots.

Raffa De Vita completes his dominance of the finishing statistics with a very respectable 46.2% of all shots finding the back of the net.  Miles Storey is 2nd with 33.3% and Paul Benson in 3rd with 25%.

Meanwhile, Andy Williams rating at 8.8% of all shots are scored shows he isn’t contributing enough and is being carried by the team.

No Swindon player has been on the pitch during all 18 goals conceded this season.

Jay McEveley has the highest tally of clean sheets of all defenders with 8.

Of all defenders, Nathan Thompson has gone more minutes as an average between conceding a goal for Swindon in League One. The closest challenger to his 144 minutes is Darren Ward at 135 minutes between conceding.

Counting only those players with 5 or more League One appearances, Federico Bessone has the highest win percentage of any player with 60%. Darren Ward is 2nd with 53.3% and Andy Williams is 3rd with 52.9%.

In terms of a loss percentage, Troy Archibald Henville has yet to feature on a winning side and Town have lost 40% of the 5 games in which he’s appeared. Similarly, Federico Bessone also has a 40% loss rate. John Bostock is 3rd with 37.5%.


  • ‘Meanwhile, Andy Williams rating at 8.8% of all shots are scored shows he isn’t contributing enough and is being carried by the team.’

    I think we need a little more context to agree with that slightly harsh conclusion. How many shots has he had in total, and from where on the pitch? How does that compare with others? Anecdotally we know that Williams tries shots that Collins doesn’t. And that theses stats show that he tests the ‘keeper as a proportion more than any other player – so they are going on target. Obviously he isn’t scoring enough but he contributes a lot else – enough to make it excessive to say that he is ‘being carried’.


    • Clearly he does contribute in other areas, a point we’ve discussed and mentioned on the recent podcast. I should have clarified it a bit more, it was only in the sense of shooting and scoring contribution.

      ps… Collins has 1.67 shots per game and 14.3% shots per goal ratio. Also Ritchie has had 1 more shot (35) than Williams and has a shots per goal ratio of 14.3%


  • Good stuff Ron. Couple of points I’d like to make;

    1. In defence of Troy (“hasn’t been on a winning team yet”), he started and won against Brighton and Burnley in the League Cup – scoring three crucial 3rd against Burnley in front of the Town End.

    2. We discussed Andy Williams at length on the latest podcast and your stats endorse two of the points we raised. Firstly, that his contribution to the overall team/the way we play is huge (win % of 52.9) and secondly, that he’s an inherently poor finisher (8.8% of shots resulting in goals.)

    Keep up the good work.


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