Luis settles at the Cottage
By Alan Duffy
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Opta assess Luis Boa Morte's input after he signed a new deal at Fulham.Fulham boss Chris Coleman has hailed his captain Luis Boa Morte after the Portuguese attacker signed a new contract keeping him in West London until 2010.
Boa Morte was linked with a big money move to Newcastle in the summer, but now Coleman is understandably delighted to have secured his star's future with The Whites.
Boa Morte's influence with The Cottagers has grown substantially since he moved from Southampton in 2000.
|Minutes On Pitch||1337||2187||2,794||2,603|
|Goal Attempts|| || || || |
|Shots On Target||9||9||28||22|
|Shots Off Target||16||19||21||18|
|Passing|| || || || |
|Defending|| || || || |
|Tackles Won %||77%||77%||70%||77%|
|Discipline|| || || || |
Last season saw the fleet-footed attacker score eight times, (including a joint-league high of seven with his left foot) and provide nine goal assists for team-mates. He also continued to terrorise defences with his dribbling.
| ||Left Foot Goals|| || ||Assists|| || ||Successful Dribbles|
|1||ARS, J Reyes - 7|| ||1||CHE, F Lampard - 18|| ||1||M C, S Wright-Phillips - 119|
|=||FUL, L Boa Morte - 7|| ||2||ARS, T Henry - 14|| ||2||M U, C Ronaldo - 109|
|3||CHE, A Robben - 6|| ||3||ARS, D Bergkamp - 12|| ||3||CRP, W Routledge - 92|
|=||LIV, J Riise - 6|| ||4||MID, S Downing - 11|| ||4||ARS, T Henry - 84|
|=||AST, G Barry - 6|| ||5||ARS, J Reyes - 10|| ||5||N C, D Huckerby - 82|
| || || ||6||CRP, W Routledge - 9|| ||6||FUL, L Boa Morte - 73|
| || || ||=||CHE, A Robben - 9|| || || |
| || || ||=||WBA, J Greening - 9|| || || |
| || || ||=||M U, R Giggs - 9|| || || |
| || || ||=||FUL, L Boa Morte - 9|| || || |
However, Boa Morte was also more than willing to get stuck in, attempting more tackles than any other Fulham player. Not surprisingly, this appetite for the more physical side of the game also resulted in more cautions for Boa Morte than any other Cottager.
| ||Tackles Won|| || ||Total Fouls Conceded|| |
|1||ARS, P Vieira - 141|| ||1||BOL, K Davies - 107|| |
|=||EVE, T Hibbert - 141|| ||2||ARS, P Vieira - 94|| |
|3||CHA, L Young - 134|| ||3||EVE, T Cahill - 87|| |
|4||MID, R Parlour - 124|| ||4||BIR, E Heskey - 79|| |
|5||CRP, M Hughes - 121|| ||5||BLA, P Dickov - 78|| |
|6||BIR, D Johnson - 118|| ||6||TOT, M Brown - 76|| |
|7||BLA, L Neill - 113|| ||=||FUL, L Boa Morte - 76|| |
|=||FUL, L Boa Morte - 113|| || || || |
Following last season's superb performances, Whites boss Coleman bestowed the club captaincy on the impish Iberian in the summer, and both manager and captain will now be looking to lead their team to a successful campaign this season.