RasenBallsport gives you wings: Maarten Vandevoordt leading the way amongst goalkeepers in the Pro League

Future RB Leipzig goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt is leading the Belgian Pro League in save percentage amongst goalkeepers according to FBref. The 20 year-old Belgian goalkeeper has faced 63 shots against him over 17 matches this season, three more than Antwerp goalkeeper Jean Butez. Vandevoordt’s save percentage is an impressive 77.8%, a fair bit higher than Club Brugge’s Simon Mignolet who is second with 72.3%. Overall, Vandevoordt is up just over 10% on last season, where his save percentage was 67.7%.

The Genk keeper has only conceded 15 goals this season, with a goals against per 90 of just 0.88. The second best GA90 is Butez with 1. Genk have lost just one game this season, and their league leading defence has certainly been a surprise given head coach Wouter Vrancken’s defensive record at previous club KV Mechelen. Genk are looking to win their first title since the 2018-2019 season under current AS Monaco head coach Phillipe Clement, who would go on to win two titles the following seasons at Club Brugge. Given their current form, some former Red Devils players have called for Vrancken to be given the national team job.

RB Leipzig fans and management will certainly be excited to see the numbers that the young keeper is producing, with his transfer to Germany set to be completed in the summer of 2024. Many Red Devil’s supporters will also be looking forward to seeing Vandevoordt eventually take over from Thibault Courtois in the Belgian goal at some point in the future.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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