12 - Jordan Ayew hit 12 goals for Lorient last season, his best league tally to date. Firepower. 12 hours ago

113 - Steven Berghuis was involved in an AZ Alkmaar league goal every 113 minutes last season. Hornet. 12 hours ago

18 - In his last season under Louis van Gaal (2008/09), Sergio Romero kept 18 clean sheets in 27 Eredivisie games for @AZAlkmaar. Reunited. 18 hours ago

30% - Wimbledon have scored the highest percentage of goals from headers of any team in @premierleague history. Crazy. 26 Jul

113 – Eden Hazard was fouled more times than any other player in the Premier League last season (113). Blue. 26 Jul

164 – Only Cesc Fabregas (160) had a better minutes per assist rate (min. 10 games) in the PL last term than Angel Di Maria (164). Fleeting. 26 Jul

6 - England have won six of their last seven international matches against Scotland (L1). Rivalry. 25 Jul

100 - England have a 100% win record against all the teams in their WC 2018 qualifying group (W11), bar Scotland. Fancied. 25 Jul

1 - Northern Ireland won just one of their World Cup 2014 qualifiers (D4 L5), but have won four of six in Euro 2016 qualification. Upturn. 25 Jul

10 - Wales took 10 points from their World Cup 2014 qualifying group. In Euro 2016 qualification, they have 14 points already. Top. 25 Jul

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In the last 12 months, Opta have collected

  • 139,297

    Football goals scored

  • 79,466

    Yellow cards given

  • 5,589

    Red cards given

  • 18,827

    Wickets taken

  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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