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Best Eredivisie players of 2021/22: Top scorer, most assists, saves and more

By Ben Green

Published: 20:22, 15 May 2022

The 2021/22 Eredivisie season has come to an end, with the final day dishing out heartache, drama and ecstasy in equal measure.

Ajax were confirmed champions in midweek after firing five past SC Heerenveen in their penultimate game, giving Erik ten Hag a fitting send off in their final match at the Johan Cruyff Arena before he joins Manchester United in the summer. The Amsterdammers could only muster a 2-2 draw with Vitesse on the final day, but it was a carnival atmosphere as Ten Hag’s men continued their title celebrations and the hosts revelled in confirming European qualification.

PSV pushed Ajax close in the title race, but Roger Schmidt will not be disheartened by a runners-up medal, securing a Champions League qualification place in the process, and finishing up with a  2-1 win over already-relegated PEC Zwolle, who collected the wooden spoon for the 2021/22 campaign, finishing dead last.

The Bluefingers will be joined in the Eerste Divisie by Willem II who, despite beating seventh-placed Utrecht 3-0 on the final day, finished in 17th, while Heracles Almelo face an anxious wait to see if they will retain their top-flight status having finished in the relegation play-off position. 

Read on below for the final standings of the 2021/22 Eredivisie season for specific stats, including top goalscorer, assist leader, best dribblers and top tacklers.

2021/22 Eredivisie top scorers

2021/22 Eredivisie assist leaders

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2021/22 Eredivisie best creators

2021/22 Eredivisie best dribblers

2021/22 Eredivisie top tacklers

2021/22 Eredivisie most clearances

2021/22 Eredivisie most interceptions

2021/22 Eredivisie most aerial duels won

2021/22 Eredivisie most ball recoveries

2021/22 Eredivisie most saves

2021/22 Eredivisie most clean sheets