The Stat-Smith: Week 3

Every week, David Smith will provide unusual, impressive, and sometimes obscure stats from the world of sport.

Mayo Magic

Mayo beat Cork in the U21 All Ireland football final on Saturday.

Mayo wing back Shairoze Akram is believed to be the first GAA player born in Pakistan to win an All-Ireland medal.

Mayo captain Stephen Coen also became the first player to captain All-Ireland minor and U21 winning teams since the late Cormac McAnallen captained Tyrone in 1998 and 2000/01 respectively.

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And it was all yellow…

Spurs and Chelsea played out a fiery 2-2 draw on Monday night. Chelsea came back from 2-0 down to ensure that Leicester were crowned champions.

9 Spurs players saw yellow cards on the night.

This is a league record.


Fantastic Foxes

There are a thousand impressive facts about England’s new champions. Here are but a selection…

  • First league title in the club’s 132 year history..
  • Leicester are 13 places and 36 points better than last season.
  • Leicester were 5000/1 to win the Premier League in August.
  • The Premier League is Ranieri’s first top division title.


15 minutes of fame

Within 15 minutes of the confirmation that Leicester were champions, the city had another title to celebrate.

England’s world snooker number one Mark Selby beat China’s Ding Junhui 18-14 to win his second World Championship title.

The 32 year old from Leicester cemented his position as one of snooker’s greats by becoming only the sixth multiple world champion in the Crucible era.



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