Friday, May 1, 2009

Best Defensive Seasons in Europe since 1990

These are all of the European clubs since 1990 that have impressively given up less than one goal every two games over the course of an entire league season.

Avg.
Club
Season
Games Played
Goals Allowed
0.324
FC Porto
1991/199234
11
0.346
Dynamo Kiev*
2001/200226
9
0.346
Shakhtar Donetsk
2001/200226
9
0.367
SK Slovan Bratislava
1998/199930
11
0.367
FC Levski Sofia
1998/199930
11
0.395
Chelsea2004/200538
15
0.412
Olympiakos1996/199734
14
0.433
FK Crvena Zvezda*
2003/200430
13
0.433
Levski Sofia
2006/200730
13
0.433
CSKA Sofia*
2006/200730
13
0.433
FC Porto
2007/200830
13
0.441
AC Milan
1993/199434
15
0.441
FC Porto*
1993/199434
15
0.441
FC Porto
1994/199534
15
0.447
Arsenal*1998/199938
17
0.467
Dynamo Kiev
1992/199330
14
0.467
Slavia Sofia
1995/199630
14
0.467
Dynamo Kiev
2004/200530
14
0.467
Shakhtar Donetsk
2005/200630
14
0.474
Arsenal1990/199138
18
0.474
Deportivo La Coru├▒a*1993/199438
18
0.474
Celtic FC
2001/200238
18
0.474
SL Benfica
1990/19913818
0.475
FK Crvena Zvezda
1999/200040
19


* These clubs finished the season as Runner-up in the league
Every other club listed was the league champion for that season


Best Defensive Seasons by Nation since 1945
Avg. - Club - Season - (GP/GA)


Italy
0.367 - Cagliari - 1969/70 (30/11)

England
0.381 - Liverpool - 1978/79 (42/16)

Spain
0.474 - RC Deportivo - 1993/94 (38/18)

Germany
0.553 - Bayern Munich - 2006/07 (38/21)

France
0.552 - Olympique Marseille - 1991/92 (38/21)

Turkey
0.200 - Fenerbah├že SK - 1969/70 (30/6)

Netherlands
0.382 - FC Twente - 1971/72 (34/13)

Greece
0.382 - Olympiakos - 1972/73 (34/13)

Portugal
0.300 - FC Porto - 1979/80 (30/9)

Russia
0.467 - Spartak Moscow - 1969 (44/20)

Scotland
0.474 - Celtic FC - 2001/02 (38/18)


Source for Statistics: RSSSF with credit to Sondre Zachiarassen

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