It’s been a while since I thought about the ordinary things that swim around like bored fish in my brain. But for the last few days I’ve wound down a touch and mostly confined myself to the hotel room, just kinda letting things sink in a bit. But last night, as I watched Fluminese thrash Arsenal 6-0 in a Copa Libertadores game on telly, I got to thinking about how many Brazilian players in the last World Cup actually played for clubs in Brazil at the time. So I did some more research and made a graph. Mmmm, graphs.
Of those who played outside of Brazil, 26 played in Italy, 15 in Spain, 10 in Germany, 8 in France, 7 in Portugal, 4 in Japan, 2 in Uruguay, and one apiece in the Netherlands and England.