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Top 10 Surprising Premier League Statistics

danny shittu1 Top 10 Surprising Premier League Statistics

Which Premier League club has the highest percentage of foreigners? Who has the youngest squad? And who has the oldest squad? Read the following top 10 statistics to find the answers to those questions and many more.

  1. Oldest squad: Hull City, average age 27.48 years
  2. Player to have spent the most number of seasons at a Premier League club: Ryan Giggs – 19 seasons
  3. Player to have played for most number of clubs in Premier League: Michael Pollitt (Wigan), 14 clubs
  4. Youngest squad in the Premier League: Arsenal, average age 22.06 years
  5. Most common foreign nationality in Premier League: France, 33 players
  6. Premier League club with most number of foreign players: Liverpool, 83.78%
  7. Premier League club with most home-based players: Aston Villa, 64%
  8. Shortest player in Premier League: Aaron Lennon, 5ft 4in
  9. Tallest player in Premier League: Peter Crouch, 6ft 6in
  10. Fattest player in Premier League: Danny Shittu (pictured above), 222 lbs

Source: IMScouting.


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