Wolverhampton Wanderers star Nelson Semedo has yet to convince everyone at Molineux.

The full-back signed for the club in the summer of 2020 from Barcelona.

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by James Gill โ€“ Danehouse/Getty Images)

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He arrived with a rather big reputation after clocking up over 100 appearances for the Catalan giants.

His first season at Molineux was a mixed bag.

The first half was a little shaky as he adapted to a new league and a new position, but in the second he was much improved.

Peopleโ€™s main issues with Semedo have seemingly been geared towards the defensive side of his game.

Well this season Semedo has been looking solid, and there is an interesting statistic to back up that suggestion.

According to CLUB, Semedo is actually the best in Europe for stopping attempted dribbles.


He has an 82% success rate, meaning youโ€™re doing extremely well to get past his this term.

Read it and weep, Semedo doubters

Semedo, 27, still comes under fire for his defending, but he is clearly nowhere near as bad as some make out.

Yes, he made a silly challenge on Joe Gelhardt to give away a penalty against Leeds United (although it was very soft). Heโ€™ll have kicked himself about that.

But heโ€™s evidently very difficult to beat generally speaking.

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by Jack Thomas โ€“ WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

And when you combine this with the attacking threat he has provided this season, then itโ€™s clear heโ€™s just a great all-round player.

He gets a rough ride sometimes, and itโ€™s about time some of the skeptics put some respect on his name.

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