Which team has received the most yellow cards in La Liga this season?
In this article, we're highlighting team discipline and fair play related to yellow cards. We cast an eye on which teams in La Liga are notorious for their players picking up numerous yellow cards. Whilst 'tactical fouling' is a vital part of the modern game, whether it be to break up a passage of play, or to prevent a potentially score-changing counter-attack which often leads to bookings, we also look at the opposite end of the yellow card table and those sides who are less known for their players entering the referee's notebook.
Below, we've compiled the teams with the most yellow cards currently accrued in La Liga across the 2022-23 season. These clubs are ranked from top to bottom in order of most cards to least.
Any player from a La Liga club who accumulates five yellow cards playing in the Spanish top flight must serve a one-match suspension, whilst a 'forced booking' could lead to an extra game's suspension. This is to clamp down on players getting themselves booked in certain matches to ensure a suspension in a supposed 'easier fixture'.