BOLA – Portugal has one of the leagues with the most cards per game (Football)


It is yet another low-ranking ranking for Portuguese football. According to the study by the Football Observatory (CIES), which analyzed the major leagues in 92 countries, until February 17, Portugal has (in the same way as Romania) the 16th world league and the 6th European with more cards per game – average of 5.63 between yellow (5.36) and red (0.27).

In European terms, it comes behind Ukraine (6.19), Italy (5.82), Azerbaijan (5.79), Croatia (5.71) and Greece (5.65), while worldwide, in addition to leader Bolivia (7.01), also faces Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The Italian Serie A is, therefore, the only media league that presents worse numbers than the Portuguese.

On the opposite plane, the leagues of Japan (2.26), Norway (3.11) and Vietnam (3.36) are those where fewer cards are shown per match.

CIES also prepared the ranking of clubs, with Boavista leading in Portugal (3.57), followed by P. Ferreira (3.48) and Sporting (3.29), appearing at the opposite end of Rio Ave (2 , 24), followed by Portimonense (2.29) and Benfica (2.33).

Worldwide, Boavista is 30th, alongside Unión Magdalena (Colombia) and Boston River (Uruguay), with Montevideo Wanderers (Uruguay) leading the list, averaging 4.05 cards per match. FC Tokio, from Japan, is the world club with the lowest average (0.85). Finally, it should be noted that in European terms, Bessa’s group appears in 9th position.


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