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By the Numbers, presented by EC Managed IT: Cristian Dájome

In his first MLS season, Cristian Dájome proved to be one of the most consistent pure two-way wingers in the league.

First off was his durability. Dájome appeared in all 24 matches for Whitecaps FC this season, and was one of only 25 players in MLS to play in 23 regular season matches.  

On the offensive end, the speedy winger had three goals and four assists – both totals were third among Whitecaps FC players. While he will look to build on those numbers in 2021, his ability to create goalscoring chances was comparable to some of the top wide attacking players in the league.

*All stats sourced from Opta

MLS – Chances Created from Open Play (Wingers)

1

Cristian Pavón

LA Galaxy

35

T-2

Przemyslaw Frankowski

Chicago Fire FC

34

T-2

Maikel Chang

Real Salt Lake

34

T-2

Michael Barrios

FC Dallas

34

T-5

Pedro Santos

Columbus Crew SC

33

T-5

Cristian Espinoza

San Jose Earthquakes

33

7

Lewis Morgan

Inter Miami CF

28

8

Diego Rossi

Los Angeles FC

27

9

Jordan Morris

Seattle Sounders FC

26

T-10

Cristian Dájome

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

25

T-10

Brian Rodriguez

Los Angeles FC

25

Beyond the offensive numbers, the Colombian’s work rate without the ball was noticeable each match. Dájome tied for the team lead in tackles won, and finished third in duels won.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Tackles Won

T-1

Cristian Dájome

26

T-1

Ali Adnan

26

3

Janio Bikel

22

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Duels Won

1

Ali Adnan

134

2

Lucas Cavallini

120

3

Cristian Dájome

116

In terms of his counterparts in the league, he finished in the top five for tackles won among wingers, and in the top 10 for duels won.

MLS – Tackles Won (Wingers)

T-1

Pedro Santos

Columbus Crew SC

29

T-1

Florian Valot

New York Red Bulls

29

3

Yamil Asad

D.C. United

27

4

Cristian Dájome

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

26

5

Fabian Herbers

Chicago Fire FC

22

 

MLS – Duels Won (Wingers)

1

Rodolfo Pizarro

Inter Miami CF

133

2

Pedro Santos

Columbus Crew SC

131

3

Cristian Pavón

LA Galaxy

130

4

Kevin Molino

Minnesota United FC

124

5

Florian Valot

New York Red Bulls

124

6

Johnny Russell

Sporting Kansas City

123

7

Yamil Asad

D.C. United

119

8

Cristian Dájome

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

116

9

Joseph Gyau

FC Cincinnati

112

10

Younes Namli

Colorado Rapids

109

If you remove players who played less than 60 per cent of their appearances on the wing, Dájome topped regular wingers in tackles won and was fourth in duels won.

MLS – Tackles Won (Regular Wingers)

1

Cristian Dájome

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

26

2

Fabian Herbers

Chicago Fire FC

22

3

Pablo Piatti

Toronto FC

17

4

Fafa Picault

FC Dallas

16

 

MLS – Duels Won (Regular Wingers)

1

Cristian Pavón

LA Galaxy

130

2

Johnny Russell

Sporting Kansas City

123

3

Cristian Dájome

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

116

4

Joseph Gyau

FC Cincinnati

112

5

Randall Leal

Nashville SC

108

With a season in the league under his belt, 'Caps fans will be keen to see what Cristian Dájome has in store for year two.