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Dutch League’s Most Improved Players (MIP) 2016/2017!

9 July 2017
2016/17 Eredivisie season has been wrapped, and ooh… what an exciting encounter we did experience! 18 teams locked horns in a 34 round of matches, and it went down to the wire for the winner to be decided. It also went down to the wire for teams like Sparta Rotterdam to survive relegation. However, as a fan, scout or manager, the thrill of that is long gone. So, let’s cut to the chase and get to the point of why Remiqz is here. Expectations were set prior season kickoff. While some players found themselves in front of thousands of fans for the first time, others had a reputation to maintain, to build, and destroy. We must not forget, although we call it a team, it's the individuals that make it a team. Thus, Remiqz accesses the players behind the results we enjoyed to come up with the Most Improved Player Awards (MIP) winner of the 2016/17 season.
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This individual accolade is not based on which player became the most famous, more valuable, scored most goals, etc. Taking into account data collected from games all-around the season, Remiqz’ software analyses players based on their football intelligence. With these algorithms, an evaluation of the players’ performance in the previous seasons is put against the recently ended one. It should be noted that the system’s analysis also takes into consideration the position of a player in the field. The latter means the evaluation of goalkeepers does not use the same characteristics as Defenders, Midfielders, as well as Attackers. By subtracting the total team performance from the personal performance, it leaves us the players who stand out over their team mates and are the winner of the Remiqz MIP Awards.


With that said, Remiqz presents the Dutch Most Improved Players for the 2016/17 Season in the Eredivisie and Jupiler League:  




Top-10 MIP Eredivisie:

1st: Andre Onana                      ∆ EPI: 1.202       ∆ ECI: 165          Score: 1038

Aged 21, the goalkeeper made 46 appearances for the AFC Ajax team. Onana managed to keep 21 clean sheets in his appearances. He was a key member of the team that finished second and runners-up of the Europa League. Spent a total of 4170 minutes on the field.


2nd: Robert Zwinkels              ∆ EPI: 810          ∆ ECI: -155         Score: 965

The 34 years old ADO Den Haag skipper managed to secure 15 appearances and kept 2 clean sheets. Zwinkels made his first appearance of the season in the league on the 23 of February 2017.


3rd: Davinson Sánchez          ∆ EPI: 1.091        ∆ ECI: 165          Score: 926

The 21-year-old Colombian defender played a key role in his first season for the AFC Ajax, registering a total of 6 goals and 2 assists. He spent 3962 minutes on the field of the game.


4th: Kasper Dolberg                ∆ EPI: 1.062       ∆ ECI: 165          Score: 897

The 19-year-old Ajax centre-forward managed to register 23 goals and 8 assists for the club. He made 48 appearances and a total of 3368 minutes on the field.


5th: Mimoun Mahi                   ∆ EPI: 855           ∆ ECI: -11           Score: 866

The FC Groningen left winger produced a total of 17 goals and 4 assists. Having turned 23 on the 23rd of March, the attacker recorded 2657 minutes on the field.


6th: Tyronne Ebuehi               ∆ EPI: 609          ∆ ECI: -155        Score: 764

Playing as a right-back for ADO Den Haag, the 21-year-old managed to record a goal and an assist in his 31 appearances.


7th: Justin Hoogma                ∆ EPI: 641            ∆ ECI: -76          Score: 717

The 19-year-old centre-back defender appeared a number of 38 times and collected 5 yellow cards. The then Heracles Almelo defender managed to secure an assist. Was bought by TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for 2 Million Euros.


8th: Sofyan Amrabat              ∆ EPI:  999         ∆ ECI: 300        Score: 699

Made 38 appearances and scored once while registering 7 assists. The FC Utrecht central-midfielder is now part of the Eredivisie champions Feyenoord.


9th: Brad Jones                        ∆ EPI: 839            ∆ ECI: 148         Score: 691

The 35-year-old Australian-born keeper managed to keep 20 clean sheets for the Eredivisie Champions in his 42 appearances.


10th: Fran Sol                           ∆ EPI: 673             ∆ ECI: 3              Score: 670

The ex-Villareal CF centre-forward recorded a tally of 10 goals in his 31 appearances for Willem II. The 25-year-old Spaniards spent a total of 2251 minutes and were substituted in 5 times. He received a red card once.


Jupiler League


Top-10 MIP Jupiler League:

1st: Harm Zeinstra                  ∆ EPI: 1.145           ∆ ECI: 69           Score: 1.076

The 27-year-old goalkeeper made 32 appearances for the Jupiler League outfits SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden before joining Heracles Almelo in the summer of 2017. He kept 13 clean sheets after recording 2940 minutes on the field.


2nd: Arno Verschueren        ∆ EPI: 951               ∆ ECI: -86          Score: 1.036

Made 29 appearances scoring 4 times. The 20-year-old centre-back defender managed to record 3367 minutes on the pitch.


3rd: Chiel Kramer                   ∆ EPI: 825               ∆ ECI: 48           Score: 777

The 25-year-old Almere City goalkeeper made 41 appearances in all competitions and 37 in Jupiler League. He managed to keep a clean sheet on 9 occasions.


4th: Filip Bednarek                ∆ EPI: 568               ∆ ECI: -181        Score: 749

Aged 24, the Polish goalkeeper managed to record a clean sheet 8 times in his 39 appearances for the Jupiler League side De Graafschap.


5th: Cyriel Dessers                  ∆ EPI: 632               ∆ ECI: -86         Score: 718

The 22-year-old Belgian-born centre-forward scored 29 goals and recorded 13 assists in his 40 appearances for the Jupiler League side NAC Breda.


6th: Tristan Dekker                 ∆ EPI: 721                ∆ ECI: 22          Score: 699

The right-back made 29 appearances for VVV-Venlo, collecting 3 yellow cards during the encounter and providing 3 assists.


7th: Leroy Labylle                   ∆ EPI: 689               ∆ ECI: 8            Score: 681

The 26-year-old left-back provided 2 assists in 35 appearances for the MVV Maastricht.


8th: Piotr Parzyszek               ∆ EPI: 459               ∆ ECI: -181       Score: 640

The centre-forward made 39 appearances producing 25 goals and 6 assists for De Graafschap Doetinchem.


9th: Tom Boere                        ∆ EPI: 691                ∆ ECI: 55          Score: 636

The former FC OSS centre-forward made 39 appearances scoring a staggering number of 34 goals and 6 assists. He is 24-year-old and now plays for FC Twente.


10th: Giovanni Korte              ∆ EPI: 527                ∆ ECI: 86         Score: 612

The 23-year-old right-winger scored 8 goals and assisted 9 times in his 42 appearances for the Jupiler League promoted side NAC Breda.