Mandanda, a great 2015-16 season!

31 may 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard (avec Opta)
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net
Anyone could see that Steve Mandanda has had an exceptional season. His League 1 stats back that up completely.

His talent reverberated throughout League 1 Steve Mandanda has certainly had his best season since he came to Marseille 9 years ago. Without him, the Olympians' could have had an even trickier time in the championship. Who could forget his exceptional performance against Lorient, which allowed the OM's match against Brittany to end in a draw. That day, "El Fenomeno" had 9 saves, a career best, and also the highest number for any goalkeeper in the League 1 this season. The videos below perfectly illustrate Mandanda's influence on the team.
"I'd like to thank my teammates for giving me a chance to be seen," the Olympians' captain remarked ironically when accepting the UNFP trophy for League 1's best goalkeeper of 2015-16, which he earned this season for the 4th time in his career. That's tough, but fair according to the statistics.

In the 36 matches he played, Steve Mandanda faced 134 shots, that's 3.7 per match. Although he allowed 40 goals during the championship, the Olympian's goalkeeper saved 95 (2.6 per match), 61 in the box and 34 from outside. His saves percentage is 70.4%, with a clean sheet in 9 League 1 matches.
Impressive numbers, but there are better ones. When saving goals in the air, "El Fenomeno" was flawless! Of his 55 aerial save attempts, 95% were successful. Mandanda missed only 3 attempts, twice missing the ball and once dropping it. Of his 52 successful saves, over 443 matches with OM across all competitions, he threw out 13 and captured 39. Without a doubt, this season, Mandanda was the best! 

Season 2015-16 – League 1 – 14th Day – ASSE 0-2 OM

Season 20105-16 – League 1 – Day 22 – Lyon 1-1 OM

Season 2015-16 – League 1 – Day 28 – GFCA 1-1 OM

Season 2015-16 - League 1 - Day 29 - OM 1-1 Toulouse - 81st minute

Season 2015-16 - League 1 - Day 30 - Lorient 1-1 OM : exceptional Mandanda

Season 2015-16 - League 1 - Day 30 - Lorient 1-1 OM - 84th minute

Bilan Statistics

News First team

sun 16 apr

OM 4-0 Saint-Etienne: Happy Easter!

OM celebrated the 30th anniversary of the South Winners with fireworks, and remains committed to Europe. The collective success was enhanced by individual successes. What a great evening.
sun 30 apr

Caen 1-5 OM: OM is making their way

Thanks in particular to a great start to the match and strong performances, the Olympiens imposed themselves on Caen. Lopez scored two goals in the Ligue 1 while Thauvin scored his first hat-trick.
sun 07 may

OM-Nice: A battle for Europe

On Sunday night, OM will welcome Nice at 9:00pm in the Orange Velodrome: two clubs who are reaching for the stars with their European ambitions.
sat 20 may

OM vs Bastia for a European spot

On Saturday evening, OM host Bastia. The Olympiens de Marseille will defend their fifth place and ticket to the Europa League against a Corsican side battling to retain their place in the top tier of French football.
sat 20 may

Florian Thauvin, Olympique Marseille's Player of the Season 2016-17

With over 74.3% of the 17,418 votes cast, Florian Thauvin wins the vote for Olympique's Player of the Season 2016-17 hands down. He finishes ahead of Bafétimbi Gomis (5.88%) and Yohann Pelé (5.18%)
sat 20 may

OM in the 2017-18 Europa League

Fifth in the 2016-17 edition of League 1, OM will play in the Europa League 2017-2018 starting from the third qualifying round.
thu 04 may

Thauvin, Olympien of the Month April 2017

For the sixth time of the season, Florian Thauvin has been name Olympian of the Month by the Internet users of OM.net. He is ahead of Dimitri Payet and Yohann Pelé.