Alan Shearer holds Premier League all times highest goal scorer record with 260. He scored 11 hat-tricks and 58 penalties. This record may not be broken by any other player in many more years to come. We also have other records that may not be great. The holders may not be proud of them but they still remain in the history books. They include red and yellow card records. These records show the ugly side of football but all-in-all they are part of football.
Today, let us take a look at yellow card record holders;
6. Lee Cattermole- 91 yellow cards
Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole is perhaps the man who can beat Gareth Barry 120 yellow card record. He is only 29 years old. The English midfielder will only need 31 more bookings to get it home. Time will certainly tell. However, he must help his club get promoted this season for him to improve on his yellow card record.
5. Scott Parker- 92 yellow cards
Former West Ham and Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Scott Parker is 6th in the log with 92 yellow cards. He was a very hardworking midfielder.
4. Paul Scholes- 99 yellow cards
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was loved, feared and hated in equal measure during his time at Old Trafford. He controlled the midfield making it very difficult for the opponents to really get a foothold in the game. He won all available trophies at the club level but he also collected 99 yellow cards in his career.