Among the top performers of the Scottish Premiership 2022/23 is Bojan Miovski, who currently plays for Aberdeen as a centre-forward. Last summer, the North Macedonia international joined Aberdeen from MTK Budapest FC and has quickly become an integral part of the team’s front line. The 23-year-old garnered a decent amount of experience playing first-team football in his home country and Hungary before moving to Scotland. Since joining his new team, Miovski has been a consistent performer in an Aberdeen shirt. His technical ability, work rate, and tactical awareness have made him an important player for Aberdeen, and he has quickly become a fan favourite. Below are some stats that capture Bojan Miovski’s performances from the current season.
Bojan Miovski has started all 25 league matches for Aberdeen this season, averaging 81 minutes per game. He is a versatile centre-forward who can operate in a variety of roles across the front line. The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player’s stats compared to other centre-forwards in the Scottish Premiership. It can be observed that Miovski is performing well on certain indicators in all three departments. In attack, he has a good rank for expected goal contribution and shots and does well in terms of delivering accurate passes and dangerous passes when with the ball. A couple of other areas where the player contributes well are aerial duels and defensive duels.
The above viz illustrates Bojan Miovski’s heat map from the Scottish Premiership for 2022–23. It can be observed that the young forward shows high intensity in the final and middle thirds, including the opposition penalty box. He makes the most movement in the opposition’s half and more towards the left side. Currently, Miovski averages 12.44 passes per match with 71.5% accuracy and also receives 8.43 passes from teammates. He also averages 3.2 touches in the opposition’s penalty area and suffers 0.67 fouls per match.
With 14 league goals this season, Bojan Miovski is the top scorer for Aberdeen and third in the Scottish Premiership scoring charts. He is scoring at the rate of 0.59 goals per match, averaging a similar xG value per 90 minutes. From the player’s shot map above, we can observe 43 attempted shots, with the majority of them coming from inside the penalty area, like a true centre-forward. All but one of his goals have also come from inside the box, including a few from the vicinity of the six-yard box. He has also converted six of the seven penalties he has attempted. Currently, the Scotsman takes 2.11 shots per match with 56% accuracy.
Another important aspect of Bojan Miovski’s gameplay is his ability to progress the ball through actions like dribbles and progressive runs. From the viz above, we can see that the North Macedonian striker attempts a few dribbles in the final third and executes these actions with great success inside the penalty box. He also attempts some of these actions in wide positions while pushing forward. Currently, the player averages 1.43 dribbles per match with a 50% success rate and also makes 0.43 progressive runs per match.
The young forward also contributes defensively when the team is out of possession. The viz above shows the player’s average defensive territory from this season. Miovski commits most of the interceptions and tactical fouls in the central regions of the final and middle thirds. He makes 1.39 interceptions and 0.97 fouls per match. Furthermore, the player contests 3.04 defensive duels and wins 48.6% of such contests. He also attempts as many as 7.84 aerial duels and wins 25.8% of them, highlighting his force in the air.
Another way Miovski contributes to the team is by recovering the ball in the attacking half. On average, the 23-year-old makes nearly 2.5 recoveries per 90 minutes. He has made 68% of these recoveries in the attacking half, including four inside the opposition penalty box, two of which have resulted in shots.
Bojan Miovski has proven his worth for Aberdeen since arriving in the summer. Apart from leading the attack as a genuine goal scorer, he also contributes during the build-up phase and defensively with a range of attributes that make him a versatile forward. Aberdeen will expect the same consistency from their 23-year-old striker for the rest of the campaign as they look to improve on their current league position and finish the season strongly.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine