In terms of competitive games, having played all the way through the recent successful campaign, he has played in 40 of the 50 qualifiers with an 80% appearance ratio
His appearance ratio
did not really reflect the high regard in which we hold him, as he has constantly worked hard to challenge for a first team spot.
Just as Ian Wright boosted his goals per appearance ratio
against San Marino under Graham Taylor, so Defoe did his statistics no harm at Old Trafford.
There are over 90 days of domestic competitive cricket in an English season, giving them no more than a 50 per cent appearance ratio