With Liga NOS still waiting for its start, Football Industry analyzed the performance of the 83 players who occupy the most advanced positions of the 18 clubs that are part of the competition and who participated in at least 50% of the games. The indicators analyzed were its effectiveness (conversion rate – the percentage of shots turned into goals) and its influence on the team (weight of its goals in the club’s total).


Regarding the analysis of the conversion rate, Carlos Vinicius from SL Benfica stands out in the first position with 32% having scored 15 goals in 22 games. It is also, in this ranking, the player with most goals scored so far followed by Fábio Abreu from Moreirense FC, Sandro Lima from Gil Vicente FC, and Paulinho from SC Braga all of them with 10 goals so far. Of the 20 players, only 4 belong to SL Benfica, FC Porto, and Sporting CP. It is also important to emphasize that this is not a ranking of scored goals, but a ranking of effectiveness given the number of shots made per game turned into goals.


Regarding influence (weight of their goals in the clubs’ total), Sandro Lima from Gil Vicente FC (15th most effective forward) is the most influential striker so far, accounting for 40% of his team’s total goals and having participated in all Liga NOS games. It is also observed that 11 of the 20 players that are part of the ranking of the most effective forwards are also part of the list of the most influential ones.