Corners in football
Before we look at the teams with the most corners recorded, let’s look at the definition of corners in football.
It’s when the defending team kicks the ball away and over the byline. The attacking team is then awarded a corner kick taken from the quarter circle by the corner flag, known as the corner arc. The corner takes place nearest to where the ball went out of play. This is decided by the assistant referee, who gives the signal with their flag. The referee can also help their assistant by providing the signal for which corner the kick needs to take place in.
Top 5 Teams with the Most Corners
Now, let’s look at the teams with the most corners in football.
5. Perez Zeledon (12.32/match)
A.D. Municipal de Pérez Zeledón is a football team from Costa Rica; the team ranks fifth for most corners, with 12.32 corners per match.
The team was founded in 1962 and reached the second division in 1976. Municipal Pérez Zeledón is nicknamed Guerreros del Sur or The Southern Warriors and they are playing at the top tier at the Primera División de Costa Rica. Their home stadium is Estadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón.
The team were unexpected winners for the 2004-05 Apertura in the Primera Division, under the management of Carlos Restrepo, against Saprissa and defeated them 0-1 in their own stadium.. Their latest achievement is winning the 2018 Apertura Season, where they have beaten Herediano as the league’s defending champion.
4. Unión Española (12.44/match)
Unión Española S.A.D.P Club is a professional football club based in Independencia, Santiago de Chile. The Chilean football team ranks fourth in our list for teams with the most corners, with an average of 12.44 corners per match.
A group of Spanish Immigrants founded Unión Española in May 1897. Overall, the team has participated in all top-level Chilean football since the start, except for the 1997 and 1998 seasons.
The team has won the Primera Division seven times and two victories in the Copa Chile. In July 2008, the Spanish entrepreneur and owner of SEK University, Jorge Segovia, purchased the club, including all their rights federative, lower divisions and the club’s logo, for an estimated fee of US$1.25 million.
The team has played their home games at Estadio Santa Laura since their opening in 1922. After Segovia arrived in May 2008, the stadium was entirely remodelled and renamed Estadio Santa Laura–Universidad SEK in 2009.
3. F.C. Tokyo (12.58/match)
The Football Club Tokyo is a professional football club in Japan that is based in Chofu, Tokyo. The club ranks third for the most corners in football, with 12.58 corners per match.
The club started as a company team, Tokyo Gas Soccer Club, in 1933. They appeared first in the national league in 1991, which was the last season of the old Japan Soccer League. At the time. F.C. Tokyo had a Brazilian football player Amaral playing for their team and manager, Kiyoshi Okuma, which catapulted them to be more competitive in 1997 and won the JFL championship in the following year.
안전놀이터 plays in the J1 League, considered the highest tier of football in Japan. F.C. Tokyo is one of the four teams in the J.League that is referred to as Football Club without the extended name.
2. Cork City (12.63/match)
Cork City, the football club in Ireland, comes in second place among our teams with the most corners list with an average of 12.63 corners per match. The club based in Cork was founded in 1984 by officials from several clubs in Cork.
Cork City F.C. is one of the first clubs in Ireland (and first in Cork) to manage a team of pro footballers. The club became one of the most supported clubs in the country due to the ongoing professionalism at the club and the continued development of the Turners Cross stadium.
The club won their third division title and first FAI Cup double in 2017. During the 2020 League of Ireland Premier Division, Cork City was relegated to the League of Ireland First Division.
Their traditional colours are white and green with red trim, with the crest symbolizing the Cork coat of arms. Their home games take place at the Turners Cross.
1. Nagoya Grampus (12.71/match)
Finally, in the first place, we have the team from the Japanese association football club – Nagoya Grampus, with an average of 12.71 corners per match. Their name was derived from two iconic symbols of Nagoya, which are the two golden grampus dolphins atop the Nagoya Castle. Also, the Maru-Hachi is the city’s official symbol.
The team was founded in 1939 and was initially known as the Toyota Motor Corp. The team’s peak success was in the 1995 season during the management of Arsene Wenger, who is known for his exploits at Arsenal. They won the Emperor’s Cup and became the runner up in the J.League with Gary Lineker and Dragon Stojkovic on the team during the season. In November 2010, the club won their first J.League trophy, with Stojkovic as the manager.
Corners in football