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The 20 Lyonnais’ game time

Published on the 05 September 2007 à 09:06 by R.B

Alain Perrin has used 20 players since the official start to the season… Toulalan is the only one to have played every minute of all 7 matches…

630 possible minutes plus time added on? Only one Lyonnais can make this claim: Jérémy Toulalan. He is closely followed by Karim Benzema with 617 minutes. Rémy Vercoutre is 3rd with 540 minutes; 540 from a possible 540 in the league. 6 successive league games is, for Rémy, a first at OL. His career record? With Montpellier in 2001-02, he played 11 L1 matches in a row (rounds 1-11).

Mathieu Bodmer has played 450 of his 474 minutes in central defence.

Among the 20 Olympiens used so far this season, 4 have a match or less, in terms of minutes, spent on the pitch: Coupet 90, Ben Arfa 66, Santos 65 and Rémy 19.

Paillot (5 times), Hartock (4 times), Mounier (2 times) and Roux (2 times) have spent entire matches on the bench.

The game time for the 20 Lyonnais is as follows:

Toulalan 630, Benzema 617, Vercoutre 540, Grosso 538, Réveillère 503, Källström 485, Bodmer 474, Govou 454, Keita 427, Squillaci 388, Juninho 372, Baros 361, Clerc 294, Cris 242, Müller 180, Belhadj 139, Coupet 90, Ben Arfa 66, Santos 65 and Rémy 19.

A reminder: Coupet, Cris, Müller, Ben Arfa, Juninho, Squillaci, Govou and Grosso have been or still are injured. Not to mention Fred. As for Cleber Anderson, he is still catching up after his late arrival…