Real v Barça v Ronaldo v Messi

La Liga is, has been and, for the foreseeable future, will be a two-horse race between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The contest to win the league’s golden boot is also dominated by one pair: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Why not combine the four parties into a four-horse face? Ronaldo and Messi are entered into … Continue reading

Iberian Oligopolies

The following diagrams represent novelty in the winners of the Spanish and Portuguese leagues dating back to their inceptions. For each champion an arc links the season back to the last time that club won the title. The arcs are all semi-circular so the size of leaps are represented by their width as well as … Continue reading

What does a football look like?

One hundred pictures of footballs from crests of clubs and national teams or associations. On Goals Scored: failing to answer questions that no one asked. See also: The graphical vocabulary of the 2011-2012 Premier League crests, Cresty bits quiz

The Relentless Goalscoring of Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has always been a great goal-scorer for Barcelona but his record over the last two seasons has been nothing short of incredible. In fact his fantastic pattern of scoring has been so consistent that it is easy to overlook it. The chart shows all of the goals he has scored for Barcelona in … Continue reading