Yellow Card Tally

Who gets the most yellow cards? Spaniards?

Originally published Christmas Eve in The Wall Street Journal

With Christmas nearly here, the Count decided to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in the world of soccer, at least as far as yellow and red cards go. It turns out that players in sunny Spain are more likely to get booked than their counterparts in France, Germany and Italy. And those in the rough-and-tumble English Premier League? They’re surprisingly the gentlest.



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