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.