Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus superstar snubbed for best Serie A XI according to performance related data


Ronaldo, 34, has been one of Juventus' main attacking outlets this season with 19 goals and 10 assists in 26 league encounters within his debut season in the Italian top-flight.

However, according to the latest data released from the CIES Football Observatory - who has developed a unique algorithm to measure the technical performance of players based on on-field statistics, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been outperformed in 2019.

Only taking into account players fielded for at least 630 minutes since January 1, the research has produced starting line-ups for Serie A, in which 36-year-old Fabio Quagliarella, who has scored 21 league goals this season, is amongst.

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan);

RB: Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), CB: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), CB: Daniele Rugani (Juventus), LB: Timothy Castagne (Atalanta)

CM: Piotr Zielinski (Napoli), CM: Tiemoue Bakayoko (AC Milan), CM: Josip Ilicic (Atalanta).

RW: Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta), LW: Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria), ST: Duvan Zapata (Atalanta)