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Friday, June 6, 2014

2014 World Cup final squads statistics

Notice: this is based on FIFA data. And this data has plenty of errors. For instance, looking at the height/weight of players. Ghana's John Boye is listed at 160 cm and 89 kg, although other sites have him at 185 cm and 72 kg. Boye's body mass index according to FIFA data is 34.76, very close to severely obese.

That's why I haven't included in this post any info regarding height/weight.

Also check the provisional squad statistics to see the changes.

297 clubs will send players to the final tournament.

England is the best represented league - 119 players, with Italy (81), Germany (78), Spain (64) and France (46) completing the top 5.

Russia, Italy, Switzerland and Costa Rica are the only teams with no English-based players.


Top 5 leagues of countries not qualified to the World Cup:

1. Turkey (26)
2. Ukraine (9)
3. China PR (6)
3. Norway (6)
5. Scotland (4)

Top 20 for all leagues

1 England 119
2 Italy 81
3 Germany 78
4 Spain 64
5 France 46
6 Russia 34
7 Mexico 26
7 Turkey 26
9 Portugal 23
10 Netherlands 20
11 USA 17
12 Japan 15
13 Iran 14
14 Greece 13
15 Belgium 12
15 Switzerland 12
17 Brazil 11
17 Honduras 11
19 Costa Rica 10
20 Ukraine 9

By club:

15 - FC Bayern Muenchen
14 - Manchester United FC
13 - FC Barcelona
12 - Chelsea FC, Juventus FC, Real Madrid CF, SSC Napoli
10 - Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Paris Saint-Germain FC
9 - Atletico Madrid, FC Porto
8 - AC Milan, FC Internazionale, FC Zenit St. Petersburg
7 - Borussia Dortmund, FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Schalke 04, SS Lazio, VfL Wolfsburg

Top 10 oldest players

Faryd MONDRAGON Deportivo Cali Colombia 42.976
Mario YEPES Atalanta Bergamo Colombia 38.411
Georgios KARAGOUNIS Fulham FC Greece 37.269
Noel VALLADARES CD Olimpia Honduras 37.110
Gianluigi BUFFON Juventus FC Italy 36.370
Daniel VAN BUYTEN FC Bayern Muenchen Belgium 36.343
Didier DROGBA Galatasaray SK Côte d'Ivoire 36.255
Miroslav KLOSE SS Lazio Germany 36.009
Frank LAMPARD Chelsea FC England 35.979
Stipe PLETIKOSA FC Rostov Croatia 35.425

Yepes, Karagounis and Van Buyten are the oldest outfield players.

Top 10 youngest players

Fabrice OLINGA SV Zulte Waregem Cameroon 18.083
Luke SHAW Southampton FC England 18.919
Julian GREEN FC Bayern Muenchen USA 19.017
Carlos GRUEZO VfB Stuttgart Ecuador 19.149
Divock ORIGI Lille OSC Belgium 19.151
Adnan JANUZAJ Manchester United FC Belgium 19.348
Jose GIMENEZ Atletico Madrid Uruguay 19.392
Raheem STERLING Liverpool FC England 19.511
Nabil BENTALEB Tottenham Hotspur FC Algeria 19.549
Mateo KOVACIC FC Internazionale Croatia 20.102

Stefanos Kapino (Greece) is the youngest keeper (11th overall).

Top 11 most capped players

Iker CASILLAS Real Madrid CF Spain 153
Yasuhito ENDO Gamba Osaka Japan 143
Gianluigi BUFFON Juventus FC Italy 139
Javad NEKOUNAM Kuwait SC Iran 137
Georgios KARAGOUNIS Fulham FC Greece 134
Xavi HERNANDEZ FC Barcelona Spain 131
Miroslav KLOSE SS Lazio Germany 131
Carlos SALCIDO Tigres UANL Mexico 120
Noel VALLADARES CD Olimpia Honduras 120
Didier ZOKORA Trabzonspor Côte d'Ivoire 119
Rafael MARQUEZ Club Leon Mexico 119

Top 11 goalscorers
 
Miroslav KLOSE SS Lazio Germany 68
Didier DROGBA Galatasaray SK Côte d'Ivoire 61
David VILLA Atletico Madrid Spain 56
Samuel ETOO Chelsea FC Cameroon 54
CRISTIANO RONALDO Real Madrid CF Portugal 49
Lukas PODOLSKI Arsenal FC Germany 46
Robin VAN PERSIE Manchester United FC Netherlands 43
Luis SUAREZ Liverpool FC Uruguay 39
Shinji OKAZAKI FSV Mainz 05 Japan 38
Asamoah GYAN Al Ain FC Ghana 38
Wayne ROONEY Manchester United FC England 38

Argentina are the oldest team - in the provisional stats they were 4th.

1 Argentina 28.921
2 Honduras 28.565
3 Uruguay 28.549
4 Portugal 28.529
5 Iran 28.499
6 Greece 28.491
7 Brazil 28.360
8 Spain 28.251
9 Chile 27.994
10 Russia 27.979
11 Italy 27.903
12 Colombia 27.875
13 Côte d'Ivoire 27.831
14 USA 27.811
15 Ecuador 27.783
16 Costa Rica 27.606
17 Mexico 27.258
18 Japan 27.232
19 Croatia 27.184
20 France 27.088
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.058
22 Algeria 26.599
23 Cameroon 26.597
24 England 26.567
25 Netherlands 26.467
26 Australia 26.363
27 Germany 26.313
28 Korea Republic 26.195
29 Switzerland 26.068
30 Belgium 25.959
31 Nigeria 25.811
32 Ghana 25.434


Spain are the most experienced team (average caps):


1 Spain 59.783
2 Uruguay 49.217
3 Honduras 46.043
4 Germany 42.348
5 Japan 39.652
6 Mexico 39.435
7 Croatia 38.739
8 Greece 38.043
9 Côte d'Ivoire 37.696
10 Ecuador 37.391
11 Portugal 36.739
12 USA 34.783
13 Chile 34.261
14 Costa Rica 33.826
15 Belgium 32.478
16 Switzerland 32.217
17 Italy 32.130
18 Argentina 30.870
19 Ghana 29.783
20 Cameroon 29.391
21 Iran 29.261
22 Brazil 28.913
23 Colombia 28.739
24 Nigeria 28.609
25 Russia 28.087
26 Netherlands 28.043
27 England 27.217
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.348
29 Korea Republic 25.696
30 France 24.304
31 Australia 17.043
32 Algeria 15.826


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