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I know not many of you reading this care about the sports statistics stuff that I do, but I enjoy it, so here’s some more. This one relates to a previous post about how many of the Brazilian World Cup squad players played their club football at home. Here’s a similar chart looking at the same stat for Argentinian players.

And, looking at the 2006 World Cup in particular, here’s the same statistic for every nation that competed. Not sure that it tells you anything that you probably didn’t already know: three or four rich European leagues attract all the best players and keep most of their own; the five Spanish players who didn’t play in Spain all played in England, for example.

Written by Craig

April 29th, 2008 at 9:06 am

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  1. Nice! :)

    Can’t beat a sports graph

    Do you do commissions? Would be good to see a graph of where the people that “play away from home” actually play.



    29 Apr 08 at 17:16

  2. Lots of them played for Arsenal if I remember correctly.


    29 Apr 08 at 18:50

  3. indeed!

    hope the shits go soon, especially if it goes to penalties tomorrow!



    29 Apr 08 at 21:52

  4. I’m American, and I don’t follow soccer (both points which I just proved by calling it “soccer”) but I do make charts and graphs for a living, most of which list the names of countries and data about them, and I just thought I’d compliment you on being really good at it.

    I first found your blog from a link to that page of pie charts a while back (my favorite was the one about being annoyed 100% of the time by the mistaken “The” tacked onto the front of “Pixies”), and every time you post a graph I am glad of it.


    30 Apr 08 at 07:23

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