El Clásico By The Numbers
Posted on 01st April 2016
Two of the biggest club’s in world football go head-to-head at the Camp Nou on Saturday evening, for the second El Clásico of the season.
Real Madrid are trailing behind their bitter rivals and need to win to stand any chance of clawing their way back into the title race. Ahead of what promises to be another thriller, we look at some Clásicos stats:
0 – Clásicos Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has presided over compared with three for his Barcelona counterpart Luis Enrique – a 3-1 defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu & 2-1 win at Camp Nou last season and a 4-0 thumping over their bitter rivals last November.
75 – Messi, Suárez & Neymar have scored 75% of Barcelona’s goals this season compared to 73% for Madrid’s attacking trio.
389 – The number of goals Madrid have scored in official Clásicos, which is 11 more than Barcelona.
14 – The shirt number of former player and manager, Johan Cruyff, who shaped Barcelona and will be honored at the game.
6 – Real Madrid have only won 6 of the last 27 Clásicos that have been played since the start of the 2008/09 season.
499 – The number of career goals that Lionel Messi has scored and he could score his 500th during the game.
231 – The number of Clásico played since the first once in the semi finals of the Copa del Rey in 1902.
10 – The number of points that Real Madrid are behind their fierce rivals.
68 – The 68th minute of the game is the time in which the most goals are scored – 17 in total.
52 – The number of goals scored from the penalty spot.
3780 – Gento is the player with the most minutes played in El Clásico with 3,780.
21 – Lionel Messi is the player with the most Clásico goals with 21.
13 – Lionel Messi is the player with the most Clásico assists with 13.
25 – There have been 259 different scorers.
500M – The estimated number of fans around the world who will watch El Clásico.
71 – Since 1929 Real Madrid have won 71 of their 171 La Liga encounters with Barcelona.
8 – The last 8 Ballon d’Ors have been won by Messi and Ronaldo with 5 and 3 respectively.
39 – Barcelona are hoping to extend their current 39 game unbeaten run.
550 – There have been 550 El Clásico goals in La Liga, which is an average of 3.2 per game.
2002 – There hasn’t been a 0-0 draw since November 2002.