Leeds United have the Championship's most lethal defender

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Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci beats Ipswich Town, Millwall, Brighton, Fulham, Middlesbrough and Wigan defenders.

Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci has scored with more attempts on goal at a better rate than any other defender in the Championship.

Despite Ipswich Town's Christophe Berra netting four times, Bellusci's two goals have come from just seven shots at goal as opposed to the former's 15.

Bellusci has netted with 29 per cent of his efforts, which is the highest rate of any defender in the league with six attempts or more:

  TeamScoring V Shooting AccuracyGoalsOn Target Shooting AccuracyAppearancesTotal Scoring AttemptsMins Played
Giuseppe Bellusci Leeds 29% 2 57% 13 7 1,137
Christophe Berra Ipswich 27% 4 47% 17 15 1,530
Mark Beevers Millwall 22% 2 56% 13 9 1,147
Lewis Dunk Brighton 22% 4 61% 15 18 1,305
Tim Hoogland Fulham 22% 4 28% 13 18 1,079
James Perch Wigan 22% 2 33% 13 9 1,170
Tommy Smith Ipswich 22% 2 56% 13 9 934
Daniel Ayala Middlesbrough 20% 2 30% 15 10 1,271
Gordon Greer Brighton 20% 2 30% 17 10 1,530
Sean Morrison Cardiff / Reading 20% 2 30% 14 10 1,259

Fulham's Tim Hoogland and Brighton's Lewis Dunk are also notable goalscorers for their respective teams, but have not netted at the same rate as Leeds' Bellusci.

The new signing has had a mixed start to life in the Championship, and is currently under FA investigation after an incident with Norwich's Cameron Jerome.

He recently missed Leeds' last win, against Blackpool, having picked up a fifth yellow card of the season, only to see his replacement Liam Cooper score - with his first shot on goal this campaign.

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