2017 in numbers

  • Some mind-blowing scoring stats
  • A Messi-Ronaldo duopoly dissipates
  • Crowds, population, and multinationality

335 thousand is a severe race that creates Iceland simply a smallest republic to strech a FIFA World Cupâ„¢. Trinidad and Tobago, that had a race of 1.3 million in 2006, had formerly reason this distinction.


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 thousand, 4 hundred and sixty-six spectators watched Chivas retreat a two-goal first-leg better to corner Pachuca in a stirring lass women’s LIGA MX final – a fifth-biggest assemblage for a women’s bar compare in a universe this century.

87 years: that is how Manchester United’s neglected record for many uninterrupted waste (13) during a start of a debate in one of Europe’s large 5 leagues had stood until Benevento pennyless it. The Campania minnows were on a fork of a 15th true defeat, though in a 95th notation opposite AC Milan, Alberto Brignoli became only a third goalkeeper in Serie A story to measure in open play to waylay a 2-2 draw.

56 goals for bar and nation is what finished Harry Kane a many inclusive actor in 2017. The 24-year-old England striker outscored Lionel Messi (54), Edinson Cavani (53), Robert Lewandowski (53) and Cristiano Ronaldo (53). It meant that, for a initial time given David Villa strike 43 goals for Valencia and Spain in 2009, someone other than Messi or Ronaldo will finish a calendar year as a heading marksmen. 

49 matches, 49 victories: that is a unusual record Gilberto Costa boasts in assign of Brazil’s beach soccer superstars. The 40-year-old, who insincere a reins in Jan 2016, guided A Seleção to their initial FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup prize in 8 years in May and has only finished back-to-back years with an dominant record.

44 hours and 49 minutes: that is a towering length of time Bayern Munich had left though trailing in a DFB-Pokal (German Cup) diversion until Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus scored opposite them in a 2016/17 semi-finals.

24 games and 13 years dominant in a CAF Africa Cup of Nations: that was the unprecedented run Egypt mislaid in February’s final. Cameroon became a initial group to convene from behind and win a Cup of Nations final given an Emmanuel Amunike double warranted Nigeria a 2-1 win over Zambia in 1994.

20 years had upheld given England had even won a diversion during a FIFA U-20 World Cup until they won a whole contest in June. Since Michael Owen sunk Mexico 1-0 in their final Group F tour during Malaysia 1997, a Young Lions had left a tournament-record 17 matches though feat (Panama are subsequent on 15) until they kicked off their 2017 debate with a 3-0 retreat of Argentina.

19 UEFA Champions League goals in 13 games in 2017 is what Cristiano Ronaldo scored to mangle a record for a calendar year he had himself reason for his 16 in 2015.

11 opposite nationalities: Granada became a initial group in La Liga story to start a diversion with players from 11 opposite countries – and they did not even start with a Spaniard! English manager Tony Adams comparison for his initial diversion in assign one actor every from Mexico, France, Iceland, Portugal, Uruguay, Nigeria, Ghana, Slovenia, Brazil, Ukraine, and Argentina.

11 goals in 6 internationals – all opposite FIFA Women’s World Cup finalists – is what Sam Kerr finished 2017 with. After concealment only 8 times in her initial eight-plus years and 50-plus caps with Australia, a Sky Blue FC brazen pennyless Sarah Walsh’s record to turn a initial actor to measure in 6 unbroken Matildas matches. Kerr also helped Australia equal their joint-record-best winning strain of 7 (set in 2007) and strech their highest-ever position on a FIFA Women’s World Ranking (4th).

9 uninterrupted games is what Diego Valeri scored in – a Major League Soccer (MLS) record. The MVP-winning Argentinian finished 2017 with 21 goals – a record for a midfielder in an MLS campaign.

7 goals is what England and Spain served adult in a stirring consummate to a FIFA U-17 World Cup to tie a record for a highest-scoring final in a story of a FIFA 11-a-side tournament. It equaled Brazil’s 5-2 win over Sweden during a 1958 World Cup, Mexico’s 4-3 delight over Brazil during a FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999, and USA’s 5-2 feat over Japan during a final FIFA Women’s World Cupâ„¢.

4 goals: that is a first-leg necessity Barcelona overcame to turn a initial group in European Cup/UEFA Champions League story to win a tie from such a position when they degraded Paris Saint-Germain. Heading into a 88th minute, Barcelona implausibly compulsory 3 goals though reply, though Sergi Roberto’s initial idea in 18 months, with a game’s fourth-last touch, finished one of football’s greatest-ever comebacks.

1.5 goals per diversion is what Robert Lewandowski scored for Poland in 2017. It helped him outrank Yugoslavia’s Predrag Mijatovic and set a new record for a many goals in a UEFA subordinate debate for a World Cup (16), as good as transcend Wlodek Lubanski (48 goals) to turn a Poles’ all-time heading marksman (51).

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