What is the average number of yellow cards per game?

At a football match it can sometimes get very unfriendly. Violations are then mostly punished with a yellow card. But how many yellow cards are given on average per game. The average amount of yellow cards per game is 4.1. We only considered matches on a professional level.

 

 

What is the average number of yellow cards per match at the European Cup and the World Cup?

At the European Cup or World Cup it is often a little bit friendlier than for example in the Premier League. The average number of yellow cards per game at the European Cup and the World Cup lies between 3 and 4. However, there are exceptions. At the European Cup in Portugal there were a whopping 5.04 yellow cards given, on average, per match.

Records Premier League

Fastest yellow card

5 seconds - Vinnie Jones (Sheffield Wednesday – Wolverhampton Wanderes, 13th August 2000)

Top 3 most yellow cards Premier League

  • Gareth Barry, 113 yellow cards
  • Lee Bowyer, 100 yellow cards
  • Paul Scholes, 99 yellow cards

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