Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has been ranked the “worst Besiktas goalkeeper in the last 20 years” by a Turkish media outlet.
But the metric the news outlet used to award that title saw McGregor narrowly pip current goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Sabah has analysed every goalkeeper who has played for Besiktas in the last two decades and based the results on goals conceded per minute/game.
McGregor – who moved to Besiktas in 2012 after Rangers’ financial problems took hold – conceded a goal every 60 minutes whilst in Istanbul.
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This works out at 1.5 goals per game.
Current goalkeeper Loris Karius – the former Liverpool keeper who had a howler in the 2018 Champions League Final against Real Madrid – concedes a goal every 61 minutes.
Whilst it’s easy to bash the goalkeeper using this sort of metric, there are numerous other factors at play which can result in the ball hitting the back of the net.
Not least of all a shaky defence in front of you.
McGregor spent a season in Turkey from 2012-13 playing in 26 games for the Istanbul outfit.
The former Scotland international goalkeeper would then return to the UK to play for Hull City, where he would make close to 150 appearances for the club.
A loan spell at Cardiff broke up McGregor’s time in England before the 37-year-old returned to Glasgow last year under Steven Gerrard.
The Rangers boss recently heaped praise on his keeper [RangersTV] after another show of heroics in the Europa League against Feyenoord.