Heading is not for everyone.
A large proportion of players lack the desire – and height – to produce a commanding aerial performance. However, plenty of others relish aerial duels and make it their business to dominate opponents every time the ball leaves the floor.
They are usually central defenders, who are forced to repel long balls and crosses into the area. Some old-school centre forwards also take to the skies in an effort to find a route to goal, despite the fact that most teams in England‘s top flight prefer to keep things on the deck these days.
The Premier League is home to some of the best headers of a ball in the game – but do you know which aerial colossus has won the most in the 2019/20 season so far?
We’ve put together a list of the top 10 to bring you up to speed….
Most headers won: Premier League 2019/20
1. Sebastien Haller: 206 headers won (2,148 minutes)
2. Joelinton: 150 headers won (2,237 minutes)
3. James Tarkowski: 145 headers won (2,610 minutes)
4. Virgil van Dijk: 143 headers won (2,610 minutes)
5. Troy Deeney: 138 headers won (1,506 minutes)
6. Oliver McBurnie: 137 headers won (1,433 minutes)
7. Harry Maguire: 136 headers won (2,610 minutes)
8. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 133 headers won (1,912 minutes)
9. Ben Mee: 120 headers won (2,610 minutes)
10. Jack O’Connell: 114 headers won (2,520 minutes)
(Correct as of Gameweek 29 – 10:45 16/03/2020)