Some players are extremely prone to picking up cards while others go an entire season without being booked. Such players are rare, but they are every coach’s favourite.
While there are a host of stars who are yet to be booked this season, there are only two outfield players in Europe’s top divisions who have played in every top-flight game for their team without receiving a card.
Reims defender Yunis Abdelhamid is another player who has played all 28 Ligue 1 games this season and still did not find his way to the referee’s book in any of them.
These players have also been picked from those who have made at least 10 league appearances this season to make things a little fairer on those trying to mark a rare outing with incredible disciplinary statistics.
Here are the players who have the best discipline statistics in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season….
1. Premier League
Least fouls conceded: Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham; Paulo Gazzaniga, Tottenham; Tom Heaton, Aston Villa; Tim Krul, Norwich City; Alex McCarthy, Southampton; Jordan Pickford, Everton; Alisson, Liverpool (1)
Least red cards: Joel Ward, Crystal Palace; Aaron Cresswell, West Ham; Chris Basham, Sheffield United (0)
Least fouls conceded: David Soria, Getafe; Diego Lopez, Espanyol; Joel Robles, Real Betis; Marko Dmitrovic, Eibar (0)
Least yellow cards: Karim Benzema, Real Madrid (0)
Least red cards: Karim Benzema, Real Madrid; Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Luis Suarez, Barcelona; Casemiro, Real Madrid; Nabil Fekir, Real Betis; Martin Odegaard, Real Sociedad (0)
Least fouls conceded: Peter Gulacsi, RB Leipzig (0)
Least offsides: Christopher Lenz, Union Berlin; Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund; Matthias Ginter, Borussia M.Gladbach; Axel Witsel, Borussia Dortmund; Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig (0)
Least yellow cards: Lukas Hradecky, Bayer Leverkusen; Thorgan Hazard, Borussia Dortmund; Christopher Nkunku, RB Leipzig; Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (0)
Least red cards: Kingsley Ehizibue, FC Koln; Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund; Jonathan Tah, Bayer Leverkusen; Konrad Laimer, RB Leipzig (0)
4. Serie A
Least fouls conceded: Juan Musso, Udinese; Pau Lopez, AS Roma; Samir Handanovic, Inter (0)
Least yellow cards: Bartlomiej Dragowski, Fiorentina; Thomas Strakosha, Lazio; Lorenzo Insigne, Napoli; Chris Smalling, Roma (0)
Least red cards: Etrit Berisha, SPAL; Kevin Lasagna, Udinese; Lorenzo Insigne, Napoli; Chris Smalling, Roma (0)
5. Ligue 1
Least fouls conceded: Alexandre Oukidja, Metz; Matz Sels, Strasbourg; Edouard Mendy, Rennes; Keylor Navas, Paris Saint-Germain (0)
Least offsides: Jordan Amavi, Marseille; Aleksandr Golovin, Monaco; Kevin Strootman, Marseille; Lucas Tousart, Lyon; Dante, Nice (0)
Least yellow cards: Benjamin Lecomte, Monaco; Predrag Rajkovic, Reims; Jonathan Bamba, Lille; Yann M’Vila, Saint-Etienne; Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain (0)
Least red cards: Habib Diallo, Metz; Moussa Doumbia, Reims; Aleksandr Golovin, Monaco; Dimitri Payet, Marseille (0)