Preston, Blackburn & Bristol City's ranking in the shock 'dirtiest' teams final Championship table

Despite a number of pundits still claiming football is no longer a contact sport, 'Why play the ball when you can play the man?' is a footballing philosophy still rife in the game. Indeed, Championship sides have racked up a whopping 1504 yellow cards between them this season.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:10 pm
Preston, Blackburn & Bristol City's ranking in the shock 'dirtiest' teams final Championship table

Here, we take a look (via WhoScored stats) at the 2020/21 Championship's disciplinary figures including fouls, bookings, red cards, and examine where Preston North End rank among every other second-tier side in the 'dirtiest' teams league table.

We've awarded half a point for a foul, one point for a yellow, three for two yellows followed by a red, and five for a straight red. The teams are ranked from dirtiest to cleanest, and we've also included each team's most ill-disciplined player for good measure:

Fouls: 644. Yellow cards: 79. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 4. Worst disciplined player: Angus MacDonald.

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Fouls: 682. Yellow cards: 67. Second yellow then red: 3. Straight red cards: 1. Worst disciplined player: Harlee Dean.
Fouls: 624. Yellow cards: 71. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 4. Worst disciplined player: Josh Knight.
Fouls: 623. Yellow cards: 71. Second yellow then red: 3. Straight red cards: 1. Worst disciplined player: Will Vaulks.
Fouls: 626. Yellow cards: 78. Second yellow then red: 2. Straight red cards: 0. Worst disciplined player: Nathaniel Chalobah.
Fouls: 588. Yellow cards: 76. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 4. Worst disciplined player: James Chester.
Fouls: 579. Yellow cards: 66. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 6. Worst disciplined player: Barry Bannan.
Fouls: 593. Yellow cards: 66. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 3. Worst disciplined player: Tobias Figueiredo.
Fouls: 598. Yellow cards: 66. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 2. Worst disciplined player: Mads Andersen.
Fouls: 565. Yellow cards: 77. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 2. Worst disciplined player: Robert Dickie.
Fouls: 569. Yellow cards: 53. Second yellow then red: 2. Straight red cards: 3. Worst disciplined player: Leo Ostigard.
Fouls: 556. Yellow cards: 74. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 1. Worst disciplined player: Nathan Byrne.
Fouls: 555. Yellow cards: 65. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 2. Worst disciplined player: Jonathan Hogg.
Fouls: 556. Yellow cards: 64. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 2. Worst disciplined player: Jefferson Lerma.
Fouls: 555. Yellow cards: 54. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 3. Worst disciplined player: Ryan Ledson.
Fouls: 566. Yellow cards: 55. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 1. Worst disciplined player: Glen Rea.
Fouls: 569. Yellow cards: 48. Second yellow then red: 2. Straight red cards: 1. Worst disciplined player: Ivan Toney.
Fouls: 544. Yellow cards: 61. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 2. Worst disciplined player: Sam Morsy.
Fouls: 538. Yellow cards: 68. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 1. Worst disciplined player: Darragh Lenihan.
Fouls: 560. Yellow cards: 58. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 0. Worst disciplined player: Ryan Woods.
Fouls: 538. Yellow cards: 65. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 0. Worst disciplined player: Ryan Bennett.
Fouls: 516. Yellow cards: 53. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 1. Worst disciplined player: Henri Lansbury.
Fouls: 487. Yellow cards: 57. Second yellow then red: 2. Straight red cards: 2. Worst disciplined player: Emi Buendia.
Fouls: 506. Yellow cards: 48. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 0. Worst disciplined player: Omar Richards.