The PSL Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre last night brought the curtains down on the 2017/18 PSL season.

Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau was the biggest winner on the night as he walked away with the coveted Footballer of the Season award. The 24-year old was also named Player’s Player of the Season and winner of the PSL Golden Boot award.

The PSL season was filled with many ups and downs, including some surprises which saw the likes of defending Champions Bidvest Wits missing out on a top eight finish and Ajax Cape Town dropping down to the National First Division.

For Orlando Pirates it was a season of rebuilding, a season of restoration following a very poor 2016/17 season. The Buccaneers finished second on the log table – only five points behind the Brazilians. With that, the Buccaneers also qualify for the 2018/19 CAF Champions League

Whilst we are still in the spirit of the awards, Orlandopiratesfc.com takes a look back at the past season and looks at the top performing teams and players per category on a statistical basis.

Welcome to the PSL Stats awards….

Most Shots at Goal (total)

Gold: Mamelodi Sundowns (417)

Silver: SuperSport United (391)

Bronze: Baroka FC (332)

Most Possession (average)

Gold: Orlando Pirates (56%)

Silver: Mamelodi Sundowns (55.9%)

Bronze: Bidvest Wits (54%)

Most Passes Per Match (average)

Gold: Orlando Pirates (533.1)

Silver: Mamelodi Sundowns (524.4)

Bronze: Kaizer Chiefs (476.5)

Best Passing Accuracy (average)

Gold: Orlando Pirates (84.4%)

Silver: Mamelodi Sundowns (83.2%)

Bronze: Kaizer Chiefs (80.3%)

Best Defence (goals conceded)

Gold: Kaizer Chiefs (22)

Silver: Maritzburg United (23)

Bronze: Mamelodi Sundowns (24)

Most Bookings (Yellow Cards)

Gold: Bidvest Wits (70)

Silver: Maritzburg United (62)

Bronze: Ajax Cape Town (59)

Most Send Offs (Red Cards)

Gold: Amazulu / Free State Stars (5)

Silver: Kaizer Chiefs / Chippa United / Golden Arrows / Bloem Celtic (3)

Bronze: Bidvest Wits / SuperSport United (2)

Most Fouls Given (Total)

Gold: Kaizer Chiefs (444)

Silver: Maritzburg United (402)

Bronze: Mamelodi Sundowns (392)

Most Fouls Committed (Total)

Gold: Cape Town City (412)

Silver: Maritzburg United (411)

Bronze: Amazulu (404)

Most Shots At Goal (Total)

Gold: Percy Tau (92)

Silver: Evans Rusike (85)

Bronze: Rodney Ramagalela (66)

Most Shots Per Game (Average)

Gold: Mpho Kgaswane (3.92)

Silver: Gift Motupa (3.6)

Bronze: Rhulani Manzini (3.58)

Most Shots on Target (Total)

Gold: Percy Tau (36)

Silver: Evans Rusike (30)

Bronze: Rodney Ramagalela (26)

Most Shots Without Scoring (Total)

Gold: Thuso Phala (39)

Silver: Lantshene Phalane (34)

Bronze: Talent Chawapiwa (29)

Most Passes Per Match (Average)

Gold: Mpho Makola (68.8)

Silver: Musa Nyatama (68.7)

Bronze: Teko Modise (65.8)

Most Final Third Passes (Average)

Gold: Themba Zwane (22.7)

Silver: Thembinkosi Lorch (21.8)

Bronze: Mpho Makola (20)

Most Fouls Committed (Total)

Gold: Evans Rusike (66)

Silver: Paulus Masehe (51)

Bronze: Siphesihle Ndlovu (48)

Most Fouled Player (Total)

Gold: Siphesihle Ndlovu (94)

Silver: Lebogang Maboe (84)

Bronze: Percy Tau (77)

Most Clean Sheets (Total)

Gold: Itumeleng Khune (16)

Silver: Patrick Tignyemb / Denis Onyango (12)

Bronze: Richard Ofori (11)

Information was provided by STATS, the leading sports data and Technology Company





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