Harry Maguire ranks high on list of top heading defenders with 90% accuracy

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Manchester United’s Harry Maguire has ranked in the top three on the list of defenders who have won the most aerial duels in Europe this season.

The Englishman has not started the season as brightly as he did in 2019/20, but that notwithstanding, he has been rated third on the list, as compiled by CIES Football Observatory.

Out of a total of 30 aerial duels he’s been involved in so far, Maguire has come out on top an impressive 27 times, earning him a 90% success rate.

Maguire is just behind Atalanta’s Berat Djimsiti, who has won 22 out of 23 duels, with a 95. 7% success rate, and Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma, who is number one on the list, with 26 out of a total of 27 duels. The Frenchman man has a 96.3% success rate.