This morning La Gazzetta Dello Sport focuses on Zlatan Ibrahimovic a striker who is almost 40 years old and is still able to make a difference for Milan and the national team.
The remarkable achievement of the Swede is obviously due to his talent, physique, and competitive nastiness, but there is another aspect that is worth noting. We are talking about his peripheral vision, that is, the scanning of the field and opponents during the game. Basically, the control of the territory and the speed of execution.
According to a study carried out by Geir Jordet, a professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and co-founder of BeYourBest, Ibrahimovic's average scan rate is 0.5 per second a rate faster than others who usually averages 0.3 scan rate per second.
The Swede knows exactly what to do before the others and the speed can be quantified in 2-3 seconds which obviously translates into great danger in front of the goal and this is demonstrated by the 15 goals in 15 games this season in Serie A.
Jordet started following Ibrahimovic from the days of PSG and continued his study after his return to Milan, putting very curious data into the vogue.