After the first season of the competition, it’s time to look back on the league to review some noteworthy facts
A total of 18 professional players took part in the first season of the eFootball.Pro League. Celtic FC and FC Schalke 04 were the teams that put more players down to compete, although in Celtic’s case, two players replaced two others on Matchday 3. For their part, FC Barcelona and FC Nantes were the only teams that had the same two representatives throughout the whole competition. Since the matches were 2vs2, the total number of players involved on a matchday was 12.
A total of 18 professional players took part in the first season of the eFootball.Pro League. Celtic FC and FC Schalke 04 were the teams that put more players down to compete, although in Celtic’s case, two players replaced two others on
FC Barcelona, FC Schalke 04, AS Monaco, Celtic FC, Boavista FC and FC Nantes were the 6 teams that competed in the first season. A curious fact is that, despite having 6 teams from 6 different nations, half of them have only French players in their squads, with a total of 8 Frenchmen. The goal of eFootball.Pro, the organisation behind the league, is to have a similar number of clubs to that of professional football leagues.
The 2018-2019 season generated 1.4 million views on streaming platforms on the internet. The eFootball.Pro League was broadcasted on Twitter, Youtube, Twitch and Facebook, having on Zuckerberg’s platform the best results. Also during the season, the competition gained several traditional TV networks’ interest and the latests matchdays were broadcasted in France, German speaking territories, Israel, Catalonia, Australia and many south-east Asian countries.
Number of PES world champions that the first season of the eFootball.Pro League has seen among all the entrant players: Usmakabyle, 3-time world champion (2015, 2016 and 2019), who also won the eFootball.Pro League, in the AS Monaco team; Christopher, playing for Boavista FC, who won PES League in 2010; Alex Alguacil, representing FC Barcelona, and Ildisturuttore-44, former Celtic FC player, who were COOP champions in 2018, and finally ETTORITO97, who played the first two matchdays with Celtic FC and won PES League in COOP together with Alguacil and Ildistruttore-44, and also in 1v1 in 2018 and 2011.
Lotfi, from AS Monaco, scored 20 goals throughout the Regular League and the Finals to become the top scorer of the season. He received an award for that after lifting the eFootball.Pro League trophy on May 19th. His teammate Usmakabyle received the top assists provider award, having helped Lotfi 17 times to score, and he also was the second top scorer, with 18 goals. The top scorer of the Regular League was PaUUU24, representing FC Barcelona.
FC Schalke 04's players saved the ball 22 times, keeping it from hitting the net during the Regular League. GoooL, EL_Matador and MeroMen were the men behind the team that gave the best performance in saves before the Finals. This figure, however, didn’t save them from being the last team on the table after the fifth matchday. They couldn’t qualify for the Finals in the Last Chance Group either.