Telstra Player Head To Head: Ninkovic v McGree

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Sydney FC take on Adelaide United at ANZ Stadium on Thursday evening as the conclusion of the 2019/20 season edges closer.

Premiers Sydney FC will be out to make amends for two consecutive defeats, while the Reds enter the contest off the back of an entertaining 5-3 win over Perth Glory.

Key to securing the three points on the day with be the playmakers for both sides, Sky Blues’ Milos Ninkovic and his Adelaide counterpart Riley McGree.

Let’s look at the ‘Tale of the Tape’ between the two midfielders.  
 

10. Milos Ninkovic

 

8. Riley McGree

35

AGE

21

180cm

HEIGHT

178cm

Belgrade, Serbia

BORN

Gawler, South Australia

Midfielder

POSITION

Midfielder

Čukarički

Dynamo Kyiv

Évian (loan)

Red Star Belgrade

Évian

Évian II

Sydney FC

 

FORMER CLUBS

Adelaide United NPL

Adelaide United

Club Brugge

Newcastle Jets (loan)

Melbourne City (loan)

Adelaide United

345 (52 goals)

CLUB APPEARANCES

104 (24 goals)

28 (0 goals)

INT’L APPEARANCES

N/A

21 games played

88.2% passing accuracy

812 successful passes

31 key passes

3 assists

13 shots on target

5 goals

50 fouls won

 

2019/20 A-LEAGUE STATS

21 games played

80.7% passing accuracy

486 successful passes

35 key passes

5 assists

23 shots on target

10 goals

32 fouls won

 

 

Experienced Serbian maestro Ninkovic leads the way with distribution, with an enviable 88.2% passing accuracy and over 800 completed passes compared to McGree’s 486.

With both almost level in key passes and assists, it’s goals scored where the Red’s midfielder leads the way, as one of Adelaide United’s main attacking weapons.

With both midfielders on song, it’s sure to be an entertaining clash at ANZ Stadium on Thursday night.

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