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Casemiro leads the way for Real Madrid in minutes played this season

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The Brazilian midfielder logs the most minutes for the club

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According to Realmadrid.com , Casemiro led the club in minutes played this season across all competitions.

The Brazilian midfielder logged about 4,080 minutes in playing time. This beats his personal record set back in the 2017-18 season where he logged over 3,900 minutes. Karim Benzema led the club in minutes played last season.

The article states that there were four other Real Madrid players who broke the 3,000-minute threshold. These players included: Thibaut Courtois, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal and Toni Kroos. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as these players are invaluable to the squad and almost always start every match.

The post also says that Casemiro led La Liga in ball recoveries (294) this season. This just goes to show how much of a defensive workhorse Casemiro is. He’s a big reason why Real conceded the least amount of goals in Spain (25) this season.

As much of a defensive midfielder as he is, Casemiro scored five goals this season and contributed eight assists.

These stats show just how important Casemiro is to the club and the defensive structure of the squad. While he does have off-matches, he’s a crucial piece that will not be easily replaced when that time unfortunately comes.

For now, he’s still 28 years of age and is still integral for the club if they hope to continue winning trophies in the seasons that follow.