Season in Numbers

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season came to a close at the Orlando Stadium this past weekend with the Buccaneers finishing off with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Polokwane City.

The Mighty Buccaneers finished in second place for second season running behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns. takes a look back (in numbers) at what has been for the Mighty Buccaneers this past season.

2 – the number of points second placed Orlando Pirates finished behind league winners Sundowns. Last season, the gap was five points.

3 – Red cards received by the club this season. Thamsanqa Gabuza, Marshall Munetsi and Mthokozisi Dube.

9 – The most number of assists by an individual player; and that record belongs to Zambian international Augustine Mulenga.

15 – Goals scored by Thembinkosi Lorch this season; making him the top goal scorer in all competitions for the 2018/19 season.

17 – The youngest player to feature in Pirates colours this season and that was Augustine Mahlonoko – the product of development who came on in the opening league match of the season against Highlands Park.

24 – The number of goals conceded by Pirates in the league this season, making them the best defence alongside Mamelodi Sundowns who also conceded only 24 goals.

72 – Total number of yellow cards collected this season. The players who collected the most yellow cards were Ben Motshwari and Vincent Pule, both with a total of 7 yellow cards each.

3885 – the total number of minutes played by defender Happy Jele. The 32 year old captain played an impressive 42 matches out of the 44 played this season.

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