World Football

The Week in Numbers

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates
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  • Le Sommer reaches French goalscoring pinnacle
  • Ibrahimovic, Kane, Suarez and Vardy feature
  • FIFA.com rounds up the best stats from this past week
82

Eugenie Le Sommer became France's all-time top goalscorer with a double against North Macedonia in a UEFA Women's EURO qualifier on Tuesday, taking the Les Bleues captain past Marinette Pichon to 82 international goals. Claiming the world record will take some doing though; evergreen Canada striker Christine Sinclair is currently sitting on 186 and counting.

53

At the age of 53 years, six months and 28 days, Kazuyoshi Miura became the oldest player to make an appearance in J1 League history when he started in Yokohama FC's 3-2 defeat by Kawasaki Frontale. Miura broke the record in the top division previously set by Masashi Nakayama with Consadole Sapporo in 2012, who was 45 years, two months and 1 day old. The game against Kawasaki Frontale was Miura's first in the first division of Japan since 2007.

32

Bayern Munich were unbeaten in 32 games in all competitions until a 4-1 defeat away to Hoffenheim.

22

With his brace against Bologna on Monday night in AC Milan's 2-0 win, Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it 22 top-flight seasons in which he has scored. Starting in 1999, the seemingly-ageless Swedish star has scored in every top-flight season all the way through the current 2020/21 Serie A campaign.

13

One of the quirkier milestones of the week saw Borussia Dortmund's Reinier become the 13th ‘palindrome player’ in the Bundesliga, a player whose name read backwards is identical. Of those 13 players, Reinier (7 characters) is the longest name. Dortmund's opponents on Saturday Augsburg won't care about that, though, as they shocked the Bundesliga challengers 2-0 in front of 6,000 of their own fans.

5

Harry Kane has registered five assists in three games in the 2020/21 Premier League – as many as he did in his previous 55 matches in the competition.

3

Leandro Trossard became the first player to hit the woodwork three times in a Premier League match since Cristiano Ronaldo did so against Newcastle United in October 2006. Incredibly, Trossard's Brighton and Hove Albion hit the woodwork five times in total in their 3-2 defeat by Manchester United, which is equal to the amount of saves United keeper David de Gea has made so far this season.

Leandro Trossard of Brighton and Hove Albion is challenged by Victor Lindelof of Manchester United
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3

Chelsea salvaged a point in a 3-3 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. It was the first time in the Premier League era that The Blues came from three or more goals behind to salvage a draw.

2

Jamie Vardy became the first player to win two penalties and score two penalties in a Premier League game since Milan Baros for Liverpool in 2004. The Leicester City striker has now won 18 spot-kicks in the competition, one behind the record held by Raheem Sterling.

0

players had registered a goal and an assist on their debut for Atletico Madrid until Luis Suarez did so against Granada. Joao Felix also set up and scored a goal in the same game for the first time for he club.

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