FIFA World Cup Scorers Statistics with Tableau

FIFA World Cup scorers statistics by team and tournament from 1930 to 2006 visualized with Tableau Software

FIFA World Cup Scorers Stats per Tournament - click to enlargeThe recent article FIFA World Cup Statistics with Tableau included a dashboard visualizing statistics of the FIFA World Cups from 1930 to 2006 by team, provided on Tableau Public.

Today’s post is a follow-up to that article: FIFA World Cup scorers statistics from 1930 to 2006 on two different dashboards.

The data source

The scorers data is coming from the same source I already used in the previous article: the official website of the FIFA: FIFA.com – Previous FIFA World Cups™

Dashboard 1: Scorers Statistics per Team

This dashboard visualizes the scorers’ performance of one selected team during one or several tournaments:

  • select one team from a drop down list and one or several tournaments
  • visualize matches played and minutes played per player (scorer) using sorted bar charts
  • visualize the wins, draws and losses per scorer using a sorted stacked bar chart
  • visualize different measures regarding goals, shots, corners, etc. per scorer (bar charts again)
  • visualize activity (shots vs. minutes played) and effectivity (goals vs. minutes played) of scorers using scatter charts

Here is the dashboard:

FIFA World Cup Statistics - click to open the interactive visualization on Tableau Public[click on the image to open the interactive visualization on Tableau Public]

Dashboard 2: Scorers Statistics per Tournament

This dashboard uses the same data source, but it slices the data in a different way: the global filter is the tournament now, i.e. the visualizations compare all scorers of all teams for one selected FIFA World Cup. After selecting one tournament from a drop down list, the dashboard displays the same measures using the same types of visualizations as on dashboard 1 (except for the activity scatter plot). This time however, all scorers of all teams are shown, including the team names.

Here is the dashboard:

FIFA World Cup Statistics - click to open the interactive visualization on Tableau Public

[click on the image to open the interactive visualization on Tableau Public]

The Limitations

Please be advised that the limitations (incomplete data source, consolidated team names, missing flags) described in the previous article also apply to the 2 dashboards above (details see here: FIFA World Cup Statistics with Tableau).

What’s next?

I am still planning to write one or two posts on Custom Shapes of Tableau. However, the FIFA World Cup 2010 is still ongoing, so I am a tempted to do another football visualization first.

Stay tuned.

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