There are a total of 14 rounds in the first stage of the 2020 Super League season. The Brazilian Paulinho made a total of 14 appearances and started 14 times, ensuring full-time starting. Of these, only 3 games did not make full starts, and the rest of the games were all guaranteed to follow up. The last time he was replaced this season was the fifth round of the league against Henan Jianye. After eight games, Paulinho was absent and left early.
14 starting Paulinho scored 9 goals and 2 assists, averaging 0.64 goals per game and 136 minutes per goal. There are 12 key passes and a total of 666 passes. The pass success rate reached 89%, close to 90%. This world-class midfielder has indeed raised Guangzhou Evergrande’s defensive strength to a level, and at the same time improved the team. In his mid-range attack, Paulinho’s 9 goals were achieved through 32 shots, 44% on target, and only 7 offsides. In layman's terms, as long as Paulinho takes the ball and shoots, basically a 3-foot shot can achieve a goal.
Paulinho's diligence and dedication are vividly demonstrated on the court. It is difficult to see this player maliciously fouling or whistling on the court. Most of the time, he runs and steals and turns from defense to attack. Such offensive data put Paulinho at the forefront of the scorer list. Currently tied with Long Dong for second place on the scorer list. The players in front of Paulinho, Bakambu and Malcon are all forwards, and only Paulinho is a midfielder.