Early days but Hyeongyu Oh is outperforming Giakoumakis and star man Kyogo in key Celtic stat

By Hamish Carton

March 22, 2023

Hyeongyu Oh capped off an impressive start to life at Celtic last weekend.

The South Korea international showed all of his strength to net a crucial goal in a tight affair with Hibernian on Saturday.

Had Sead Haksabanovic not struck with a sublime late goal, Oh‘s goal would have been the winner.

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It was his third goal for the club and the first not to be scored against St. Mirren.

Given that he has made just one start for Celtic, three goals is a pretty impressive tally.

Believe it or not, Oh has featured in every match since he joined Celtic from Suwon Samsung Bluewings in late January.

He has played a total of 233 minutes thus far (transfermarkt.co.uk) meaning that he is averaging a goal every 78 minutes.

That ‘minutes per goal’ number is better than Giorgos Giakoumakis – the man he replaced at the club.

The Greek forward netted 10 times in 1,185 minutes this season, averaging a goal every 119 minutes.

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Oh’s record is even better than our star man Kyogo Furuhashi‘s this campaign, despite the Japanese forward having 26 strikes to his name.

On average, Kyogo nets every 97 minutes that he’s on the pitch.

Of course, there are caveats to this. None of Oh’s minutes have come in the Champions League, and he has tended to play later on in matches against tiring defenders.

But it can’t be denied that the striker has made an impressive start to life in Scotland. Let’s hope there’s more to come after the international break.

In other news, Celtic have ranked highly in a squad valuation carried out by CIES