The 2015/ 16 National First Division season proved to a thoroughly absorbing one, the race for the championship and the play-offs, as well as the battle to avoid relegation, going right down to the last two weeks.
60: The number of points Baroka FC needed to win the title, edging out Highlands Park by one point.
54: The most goals conceded – Moroka Swallows conceded a goal on average every 50 minutes.
50: The highest number of goals scored – Baroka FC scored an average of 1.67 goals per game, or a goal every 54 minutes.
27: The best goal difference; Baroka FC claiming this accolade.
20: Swallows’ run of games without a win between September and March.
18: The number of goals scored by the NFD’s leading marksman, Baroka FC striker Thabiso Kutumela
18: The least number of goals conceded: Highlands Park.
17: The most number of wins: Baroka FC and Highlands Park both won 17 matches.
16: Longest unbeaten streak: Highlands Park and Mbombela both went 16 games without losing.
13: The second highest goal-scorer; Witbank Spurs’ Cleopas Dube.
12: The number of matches newly-promoted Mthatha Bucks went winless at the start of the season.
10: The third highest goal-scorers in the division: Siyanda Ngubo of Royal Eagles and Siyabonga Nomvethe of AmaZulu/ Moroka Swallows.
9: The number of points separating the top six teams.
8: The highest number of goals scored in one game, when Mbombela United beat African Warriors 5-3.
7: The number of points separating the bottom six clubs; it turned out to be a very night season for those trying to avoid relegation.
6: The most goals scored by one side in a match, when Baroka thumped African Warriors 6-0.
5: The longest winning streak: Milano United.
5: The most number of games without scoring: African Warriors
4: The longest run of clean sheets: Baroka, Spurs, Milano and Cape Town All Stars.