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Title: 20 Interesting Statistics (You Would Like to Know) About NPFL 2015/ 16 Season
Author: Benson Chukwueke
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I guess you'll like to update your figures of the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2015/ 16 season. Of cour...
I guess you'll like to update your figures of the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2015/ 16 season. Of course, I'll  not be able to give you all the numbers... but here are wrap of those very interesting statistics would like to know..

Ok, if you want to know how authentic the statistics are, I can freely confess to that I got all numbers from NPFL website www.npfl.ng  Now, let's take look at the data


1 - El-Kanemi, Nasarawa United and Niger Tornadoes were the only clubs that recorded no wins on the road through the season.

2 - The NPFL season averaged 2.15 goals per game after 735 goals were scored in 342 matches.

3 - The most away wins of the season by any club were three. Only Enugu Rangers and Rivers United recorded the most wins on the road.

4 - Plateau United and Wikki Tourists were the only teams that managed the longest winning streak, being four successive wins each.

5 - Relegated Ikorodu United endured the longest run of back to back losses of five matches against FC Ifeanyiubah, Akwa United, Nasarawa United, Rivers United and 3SC.

6 - Kano Pillars produced the highest number of goals scored by a team in a game this season when they hit 3SC 6-0 in April.

7 - NPFL champions, Rangers, had the least number of games in which they failed to score. Six of the seven matches in which Rangers failed to score in where on the road at Wolves, El-Kanemi, Plateau United, Wikki, FC Ifeanyiubah and Nasarawa United. Rangers failed to score only against Heartland at home.



8 - Rangers also joined Enyimba as the only NPFL clubs to have won more titles than any other sides. Both clubs have won the NPFL seven times apiece.

9 - El-Kanemi were the only team that put up a 100% run at home in the second round of the season. They won all nine of their home matches.

10 - Despite their struggle for survival in the run-in, Abia Warriors put up a string of 10 matches
unbeaten streak at the start of the season before Nasarawa United end that run that lasted for 80 days.

11 - Ikorodu United held the longest streak without a win in 11 games. That streak lasted for four months.

12  - Rangers got the most away points of the season. The Flying Antelopes took 15 out of the 54 points available on the road to them. Abia Warriors come close.

13. - Nasarawa United put together the longest winning run at home in the campaign.

14 - The Solid Miners won 16 home matches on the spin. El-Kanemi and Rivers United come close with 13 home consecutive wins apiece.

15 - Rivers United goalkeeper Rotimi Sunday had the most clean sheets in the season. He did not concede in 17 matches.



16 - Wikki Tourists striker Godwin Obaje finished the season as leading scorer with 18 goals.

17 - It took Obaje only 28 minutes to score the fastest hat-trick of the season when Wikki defeated 3SC 4-0.

18 - It took Rangers 32 years to end their wait for a first league title.

19 - Enyimba's Christian Pyagbara scored the fastest goal of the season in a time of 55 seconds. He opened scoring in his team's 2-1 win over Warri Wolves on May 29.

20 - This is the number of points which proved just enough to see Rangers crowned champions for the season - three more than Rivers United.

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