Sunday saw the 2019-20 Premier League season conclude with some thrilling action toward the top as well as the bottom. Meanwhile in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo scored again to lead Juventus to their ninth successive Serie A title, shattering multiple records along the way. Here's a look at the best numbers from the latest round of action.
We now have our top four: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Meanwhile Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers are in the Europa League, with Wolves in with a chance to make UCL if they win UEL this season. Arsenal, who finished 8th, can still make UEL by winning the FA Cup. Toward the bottom, Aston Villa did just enough on final day to stay top, while Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City are relegated.
Excluding own goals, no English player scored for Wolves in 2019-20, making them just the fourth different side to go through an entire PL campaign with no English scorers, after Fulham (2001-02 and 2005-06), Arsenal (2006-07) and Stoke City (2015-16).
Virgil van Dijk has become only the fifth outfield player to play every single minute in a season for the title-winning side in PL history -- after Cesar Azpilicueta (2016/17), Wes Morgan (2015/16), John Terry (2014/15), and Gary Pallister (1992/93).
A very different 5
Only eight PL teams have conceded more penalties than David Luiz has (5) this season. He now holds the record for most penalties conceded in a PL season.
Manchester City may not have been consistent this season, but when they've turned it on, they've been spectacular. City won seven PL games by 5+ goals this season -- a new record.
Manchester United's penalty at Leicester City was their 14th PL spot-kick of the season, the most one side has ever won in a single campaign in the competition.
Since Bruno Fernandes debuted with United on Feb. 1, only two players in Europe's top-5 leagues have made more than his 15 goal contributions (8 G, 7 A) in league play. Who, you ask? Well, those two. Lionel Messi has 26; Cristiano Ronaldo has 16 and counting.
De Bruyne now joins Lionel Messi (21 in 2019-20), Thomas Müller (21 in 2019-20) and himself (20 in 2014-15 with Wolfsburg) as the only players with 20 assists in Europe's top 5 leagues in the last 10 years.
How good were the champions? Liverpool won 32 Premier League games this season, a joint-record in the history of the English top-flight alongside Manchester City (32 in both 2017-18 and 2018-19).
Age ain't no bar for a Jamie Vardy party. At 33, Vardy has become the oldest player the win the PL golden boot. That's a year older than the previous record holder - Didier Drogba was 32 when he smashed in 29 goals in 2009/10.
A glorious stat to showcase the topsy-turvy nature of this season: Since Southampton lost 0-9 against Leicester City on October 25th 2019, they went on to earn a further 44 points - two more than Leicester managed to win since that night (42).
Liverpool finished the season with 99 points, the second-highest return in English top-flight history behind only Manchester City's 100 points in 2017-18.
Manchester City have scored 100+ league goals in a top-flight season for a fifth time, an English record (they also scored 100+ in 1936-37, 1957-58, 2013-14 and 2017-18).
Ronaldo 13 after 30, Buffon record 10 - the incredible numbers from Juve's ninth straight Scudetto
Juventus have done what they've doing for almost a decade now - win Serie A. They sealed the deal with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria, with a two games to spare. This, then, are the best numbers from their triumph.
Juventus have won the Serie A in all of the last nine seasons, the best winning run for a side among Europe's top-5 leagues.
Current club captain Giorgio Chiellini is the only Juventus player with at least one appearance in Serie A in all of those last nine winning seasons.
Meanwhile, another club legend, Gianluigi Buffon has extended the record for most title wins for an individual with his 10th Scudetto (not counting the 2004-05 and 2005-06 titles that were revoked after match-fixing scandal).
Why have they been so efficient after the return of football post-lockdown? A part of it has to do with the brilliance of their no. 7. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 10 goals in this post-lockdown period, more than any other player in the Europe's top 5 leagues (9 for Raheem Sterling and Robert Lewandowski).
Ronaldo has now netted 31 goals in the current league season. In Juventus' history only Felice Borel has scored more in a single Serie A campaign (32 in 1933/34). With two games to go, would you dare bet against this 86-year-old record being broken?
Ronaldo wins his 32nd career title for club and country and third in 2 seasons as a Juventus player (Along with the 2018-19 Serie A, 2018 Italian Supercup). The man has won 13 titles after turning 30. Thirteen.
Just how dominant have Juventus been in Italy over the years? Juve's 36 league titles equals the number of combined Serie A titles by Italy´s next two most prolific teams (AC Milan and Inter won 18 each).
Maurizio Sarri Is the oldest manager to have won the Serie A at 61 years 198 days old. He takes the record from Nils Liedholm, who was 60 days and 219 old when his AS Roma side lifted the 1982/83 title.
This is Sarri's first league title as manager and 2nd major title in his 20-year coaching career (won 2018-19 Europa League with Chelsea).
(Stats courtesy: ESPN Stats and Information Group)