SPFL dirtiest teams: Most yellow and red cards in Scottish football 2018-19

Using Uefa’s disciplinary points system, we’ve examined each teams’ points total across the four divisions over the course of the 2018-19 season up to the 36-game mark.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 1:14 am
Conor McBrearty (Stenhousemuir) is sent off after getting a red card from referee Euan Anderson during the Scottish League 1 match between Brechin City and Stenhousemuir at Glebe Park, where a draw was enough to see Brechin City relegated to League 2. (c) Dave Johnston

It’s three points for a red, and a point for a yellow. In the event of a tie we have looked at foul count too. Stats courtesy of the SPFL website.

49 points - Clyde are statistically the fairest team across all divisions. They've picked up three red cards, two to Tom Lang this year, but had the lowest number of yellows (40) and lowest foul count out of all 42 clubs (332)
50 points - Just a point behind Clyde, and with one less red card, Airdrieonians are in second position. Scott Robertson picked up both reds. They also had least amount of yellows in League One (44). Foul count: 392.
51 points - Celtic received three red cards this season, the fewest amount of yellows in the league (42), Scott Brown got 10 of those. Lowest foul count in Premiership (347).
55 points - Forfar Athletic are the next fairest team with just three red cards and 46 yellows. Michael Travis picked up eight bookings. Foul count: 367
58 points - Albion Rovers avoided the League Two play-offs with some fine late season form. Three red cards and 49 yellows sees them in fifth in disciplinary table.
58 points - The fairest team in the Championship, Dunfermline picked up just two red cards and 52 yellows over the course of the season, the fewest of any Championship side. Foul count: 413.
59 points - Dumbarton only had two red cards and 53 yellows and conceded the least amount of fouls (346) in League One this season.
60 points - Queens, who narrowly avoided the automatic relegation spot in the Championship, had just one red card all season, 57 yellows, Lyndon Dykes was booked ten times, and conceded least amount of fouls in the league (361).
60 points - St Johnstone were just edged out by QoS by one foul 362-361. Two red cards all season means they're joint lowest count of reds in Premiership. (2R, 54Y)
61 points - Despite picking up five red cards this season, East Fife had one of the better disciplinary records thanks to their yellow card count of 46.
62 points - Greenock Morton had just one red card all season but 59 yellows. Nine of which were picked up by Michael Tidser. (1R, 59Y)
63 points - One of three teams to get 63 points, but lowest foul count of 348. Two red cards and 57 yellows, eight picked up by Nat Wedderburn.
63 points - Stirling Albion received three reds and 54 yellows. Nine yellows picked up by Dom Docherty, and a foul count of 402.
63 points - The only club out of the 42 to avoid a red card all season. However, 63 yellows was quite a high card count. Ten picked up by David Wilson. 406 total fouls.
65 points - Edinburgh City only picked up one red card all season but had a fairly high yellow card count of 62. Craig Thomson picked up 11 yellows in 33 games.
66 points - Elgin City were one of three teams to pick up 66 points but had a low foul count of 344. Five red cards, while Darryl McHardy had the highest number of bookings of any player across the four divisions (15). (5R, 51Y)
66 points - Alloa picked up just one red card all season, but had a fairly high yellow count of 63. Iain Flannigan and Stephen Hetherington both picked up 11 yellows each. Foul count: 386.
66 points - Livingston are the third fairest team in the Scottish Premiership this season. Three red cards and 57 yellows.
68 points - Ayr United picked up four red cards this season, with two going to Daniel Harvie joint top in the Championship. They also received 56 bookings. Foul count: 373.
68 points - Partick Thistle picked up just one red card all season but had a large yellow card count of 65. Stuart Bannigan picked up 13 of these in 28 games, the most of any player in the Championship. Foul count: 417
69 points - The League Two winners picked up just two red cards both of which went to Mick Dunlop. They also had 63 yellows, 11 going to Rory McAllister. They had the highest foul count in the division. (480).
70 points - Dundee United picked up three red cards and 61 yellows during the course of the season. Morgaro Gomis, Peter Pawlett and Stewart Murdoch all saw red. Gomis in just five games.
71 points - The League One champions were given four reds, two of which went to Thomas O'Brien. They were also handed 59 yellows, Michael McKenna received nine of them. They conceded the second most fouls in League One (409).
73 points - Queen's Park were given four reds, with two going to Dominic McLaren in just 19 games, the joint highest in League Two. Foul count was only second lowest to Clyde (340).
73 points - Dundee were given two red cards joint least amount in the Premiership, and 67 yellows. They conceded 401 fouls.
75 points - Stranraer received four red cards, two went to Andrew McDonald - the second joint highest count in League One. They also picked up 63 yellows. 12 went to Kyle Turner the joint highest card count in League One.
75 points - Montrose had just two reds making them joint lowest in League One but they received 69 yellows. Terry Masson picked up 12 yellows in 33 appearances, the joint highest in the division. Foul count: 383
76 points - Aberdeen picked up for four red cards and 64 yellows over the course of the season. Lewis Ferguson received 11 yellows in 31 games, the joint highest in the division. Foul count: 474.
77 points - Inverness picked up four red cards and 65 yellows this season. Shaun Rooney received 11 bookings in 31 games. Foul count: 405
78 points - A relatively low red card count of two, but Brechin had the highest amount of yellows (72) and highest foul count in League One of 411.
78 points - Referees dished out seven reds to Berwick this season, the fourth highest across the four divisions. Robert Wilson picked up two reds, there were also 57 yellows, Andrew Forbes received eight of them. Foul count: 417
80 points - St Mirren were given three reds cards this season and 71 yellows. Paul McGinn picked up 10 bookings fourth joint highest in the Premiership. Foul count: 427
82 points - Hibs have one of the highest foul counts (486) and yellows (73) in the Premiership. Stevie Mallan was booked nine times and they also were given three red cards.
83 points - Motherwell have the highest foul count (517) across all four divisions. They picked up four red cards, with Carl McHugh getting two of them, and 71 yellows.
84 points - Ross County picked up the joint highest amount of red cards in the Championship (5), they also had 69 bookings, nine went to Jamie Lindsay. Foul count: 419, second highest in the division.
85 points - Rangers had the joint-highest amount of reds across all four divisions (9). Alfredo Morelos has had the most reds of any player (4). Received 52 yellows, only Celtic can better that in the Premiership. Foul count: 419.
85 points - Kilmarnock have six reds to their name, the second highest in the Premiership, with Kirk Broadfoot receiving two of them. They also were handed 67 yellows, with Alan Power booked ten times. Foul count: 424.
86 points - Falkirk had the league's joint highest amount of reds (5), Davis Keillor-Dunn was sent off twice. They received the highest amount of bookings (71) Paton collected 10, and highest foul count (427) in league.
90 points- Hearts picked up five red cards, and 75 yellows, the third highest across the four divisions. Arnaud Djoum has been booked 11 times joint highest in league. The second highest foul count across all divisions (516).
92 points - Stenhousemuir had the joint highest number of reds (9). Conor McBrearty received three of them, second only to Alfredo Morelos. Stenny were given 65 yellows. Foul count: 380.
92 points - Hamilton picked up four reds across the season, but their yellow card count was the highest of any team across four divisions (80). Darian MacKinnon was booked 11 times, the joint-highest total in the league. Foul count: 474.
102 points - Way out in front it's Cowdenbeath. Eight red cards, only second to Rangers and Stenhousemuir, 78 yellows only second to Hamilton, Fraser Mullen picked up 12 bookings. Foul count: 478, second highest in League Two.