Our weekly homage to Harper’s magazine. Thanks to all the Opta accounts for some of these, and to whoscored.com for a couple of the others.
Roberto Mancini’s career win percentage: 56.31%.
Alex Ferguson’s career win percentage: 58.17%.
Alex Ferguson’s win percentage against Kevin Keegan: 40%.
Estimated number of plastic flags at Old Trafford on Sunday to commemorate Alex Ferguson’s final game there: 70,000.
Number of years between PSG’s Ligue last two Ligue 1 titles: 19.
Number one hit in France in May 1994: East 17′s “It’s Alright.”
Expected release date of East 17′s new album: late 2013.
Radamel Falcao’s release clause at Atletico Madrid, met by Monaco : €60 million.
Falcao’s transfer fee paid by Atletico to Porto in 2011: €40 million.
Jorge Mendes’ agent’s fee for the Atletico transfer: less than €3.705 million.
Jorge Mendes’ agent’s fee for Monaco transfer: unknown.
Number of incidents of racial abuse in Italian football since 2000 documented by the Observatory on Racism and Anti-racism in Football: 660+.
Total amount of fines from said incidents: $5 million.
Per incident fine average: $7,500.
Number of days Chievo went without conceding a penalty before this past weekend: 371.
Crude estimate via James Grayson of the value of a Premier League goal: £1.2-3.9 million.
Rank of Wigan in the Premier League last season by turnover and wage bill respectively: 20th, 17th.
Wigan profit before tax: £4 million.
Rank of Arsenal this season in possession, pass accuracy and aerial duels won, respectively: 1,1,3.
Rank of Manchester United this season in possession, pass accuracy and aerial duels won, respectively: 4, 2, 5.