Wilfred Ndidi Ends 2019-20 EPL Season With Top Tackler Accolade

Wilfred Ndidi has finished the 2019-20 English Premier League season as the joint top tackler alongside Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while his Leicester City teammate Ricardo Pereira finished in third place.

Needing a win over the Old Trafford giants to seal the berth to Europe’s elite club competition following Chelsea’s victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brendan Rodgers’ men were unable to find the net against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, losing 0-2 at home.

In the just-concluded season, the Super Eagles star made 129 successful tackles alongside Wan-Bissaka, while Pereira garnered 119 tackles.

In his first season, the 23-year-old topped the tacklers’ chart with 138 successes and in the process was named as Leicester City’s Young Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.

Ndidi repeated that feat the following season after garnering 144 tackles ahead of Idrissa Gueye (143) and Wan-Bissaka (128) – making history by becoming the first player to lead the top of tackle charts for two consecutive seasons.

With this, Ndidi extended that feat to become the first player to top this category in three consecutive seasons.

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The Nigeria international will now shift his attention to helping Brendan Rodgers’ men to an impressive outing in the Europa League next term.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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