This is the list as of 2023-10-25, with a few rounds to go.
10. Kevin Robert Ackermann – Sweden – 40 fouls
At the age of 22, Ackermann, a robust Swedish midfielder from IF Brommapojkarna, has tallied 40 fouls in the 25 games he played for his team. He has scored three goals and provided an assist, contributing to his team’s performance on both ends of the field.
9. Anton Mikael Eriksson – Sweden – 40 fouls
Playing as a defender for IFK Norrköping, 23-year-old Eriksson has also committed 40 fouls. Despite his aggressiveness, he has an impressive record of 50 tackles interceptions, assisting his team defensively.
8. Simon Ivar Alexander Skrabb – Finland – 41 fouls
Skrabb, a Finnish attacker from Kalmar FF brings to the table a combination of ferocity and skill, with 41 fouls and six goals in the 26 games played. His finesse on the field also sees him making 7 assists for his team.
7. Michael Baidoo – Ghana – 42 fouls
24-year-old Baidoo, a Ghanaian midfielder from IF Elfsborg, has committed 42 fouls this season. His contributions have been significant with three goals and six assists, showcasing his impactful dual-role player persona.
6. Romário Pereira Sipião – Brazil – 44 fouls
Romário, the experienced 38-year-old Brazilian midfielder from Kalmar FF, has made 44 fouls this season. Alongside his aggressive playing style, he has made notable contributions with an impressive total of 1252 passes this season.
5. Nils Ludvig Fritzson – Sweden – 46 fouls
28-year-old Fritzson from IF Brommapojkarna has accumulated 46 fouls in 24 appearances. The skilled Swedish Midfielder has also contributed four goals and an assist to his team’s scoreline.
4. Herman Nils Johansson – Sweden – 47 fouls
Playing as a defender for Mjällby AIF, 26-year-old Johansson has racked up 47 fouls. His strategic play has also seen contribute two goals and three assists in 24 appearances.
3. Daniel Tom John Stensson – Sweden – 50 fouls
Stensson, a midfielder for Sirius, has also hit the 50 fouls mark this season. The 26-year-old Swedish player has contributed two goals and three assists in 23 appearances.
2. Adam Erik Carlén – Sweden – 50 fouls
Carlén, a defender from IFK Göteborg, ties in second place with 50 fouls in 24 games. The 23-year-old’s dynamic play has contributed with three goals for his team this season.
1. Dennis Anders Rasmus Örqvist – Sweden – 60 fouls
Topping off the list is Örqvist, a 25-year-old Swedish midfielder from Degerfors IF, with an astounding count of 60 fouls in 23 games. Nevertheless, he balances his aggressive style by scoring four goals and making two assists for his side.
The unique blend of aggression and skill demonstrated by these top foul-makers significantly impacts their respective teams’ performance. The continuation of their current playstyle might immensely influence the end-of-season standings. These players distinctly personify the age-old adage, “no risk, no reward”.