The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has ranked Black Stars defender, John Boye as the eighth best player at the on-going FIFA World CupTM tournament in Brazil.
The Rennes defender lasted the entire duration of Ghana’s dramatic 2-1 defeat to the United States of America on Monday at the Arena Das Dunas, Natal.
John Boye amassed a 9.45 rating which ensured he surpassed the likes of Chile’s Alexis Sanchez and Australia’s Tim Cahil.
Again, stats obtained from renowned football data engine, Opta also revealed that John Boye attempted 44 passes and completed 91% of those passes during the Ghana – U.S.A game.
In addition, Boye won 5 of his 7 duels in defense and made an impressive 8 recoveries, eight clearances and 1 block in Ghana’s group G opener against the United States of America.
This revelation will come as a major surprise to many Ghanaian football fans as the Ghanaian back four appear to have been at the receiving end after they conceded two goals during Monday’s opener.
Germany and Bayern Munich forward, Thomas Muller topped the list as the best player at the tournament thus far after amassing a rating of 9.75.
Iran’s Mehrad Pooladi, U.S.A’s Geoff Cameron, David Luiz (Brazil), Phil Jagielka (England) followed in that respective order on the list.