Visualizing the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Published on July 22, 2014

Shortly after the 2014 World Cup started in Brazil published a visualization of player height, weight and age as a personal experiment. The idea was to highlight differences between the different teams. The project became popular and I decided to expand it with another visualization of where on the field the goals were scored during the tournament. The site was highly successful, attracting 190 000 unique visitors on the final day of the World Cup.