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Most tackles: La Liga 2021/22 season standings

By Harry Edwards

Most tackles: La Liga 2021/22 season standings

Published: 12:35, 12 September 2021 | Updated: 12:41, 13 September 2021

Tackling is a dying art, right? Wrong.

La Liga is packed with players who love a challenge, whether they are operating in the centre of the park, battling away in the heart of defence or leading the front line.

Of course, those who do fly into duels must walk a disciplinary tightrope. However, the risk is often worth the reward as players who wear their hearts on their sleeves are very much appreciated by the fans.

Last season, it was Guido Rodriguez who ruled the roost among the tacklers, as one of four players to hit the 90+ mark, making 97 tackles in total across the campaign, going agonisingly close to the century. The Real Betis midfielder was four ahead of Renato Tapia, with Alfonso Espino completing the top three (92) and Emerson Royal (91) a further one back.

There were then two players in the 80s including Javi Galan whose 88 tackles were combined with 121 take-ons despite being relegated as part of the Huesca side. Casemiro made 84 for Real Madrid, with a gap of eight to Real Sociedad’s Andoni Gorosabel who made 76 tackles.

Marcos Llorente, Nolito and Iza completed the top 10 for tacklers and all will be hoping they can challenge Rodriguez for the crown next season.

Keep track of the top 10 tacklers below as the 2021/22 campaign progresses.

Most tackles La Liga 2021/22 season: Current standings

Players with the same amount of tackles are separated by minutes played. Stats correct as of 11:30, 13/09/21.

Position Player Tackles Minutes Played
1st Javi Galán 20 359
2nd Martín Montoya 13 249
3rd Tomás Alarcón 13 299
4th Iddrisu Baba 13 322
5th Antoine Griezmann 13 322
6th Santiago Comesaña 13 328
7th Lucas Torró 12 326
8th Thierry Correira 12 360
9th Geoffrey Kondogbia 11 235
10th Iván Marcone 11 262