Thursday, August 14, 2014

FIFA Best/Worst Ranking - August 2014

Nations currently at their best or worst all-time ranking position in the August 2014 FIFA Rankings.

Best Ranking
1 - Germany
15 - Costa Rica
29 - Venezuela
50 - Sierra Leone
73 - Azerbaijan
105 - Lesotho
165 - Montserrat


Worst Ranking
122 - Canada
157 - Thailand
167 - Liechtenstein
197 - Cayman Islands
201 - British Virgin Islands
201 - Cambodia
203 - Eritrea
205 - Djibouti
206 - Cook Islands
207 - Anguilla
208 - Bhutan
208 - San Marino

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Current MLS Players with European National Team Caps


TEAM
Player (Caps: Nation)

Chicago Fire
Răzvan Cociș (50: Romania)

LA Galaxy
Stefan Ishizaki (13: Sweden)
Robbie Keane (134: Ireland)

Montreal Impact
Marco Di Vaio (14: Italy)
Matteo Ferrari (11: Italy)

New England Revolution
Andy Dorman (3: Wales)

New York City FC (2015)
Frank Lampard (106: England)
David Villa (97: Spain)

New York Red Bulls
Thierry Henry (123: France)
Péguy Luyindula (6: France)

Portland Timbers
Pa Modou Kah (10: Norway)

San Jose Earthquakes
Yannick Djaló (1: Portugal)
Andreas Görlitz (2: Germany)

Toronto FC
Steven Caldwell (12: Scotland)
Jermain Defoe (55: England)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Andy O'Brien (26: Ireland)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

African Players with 10+ Goals in European Leagues - 2013/2014

African players that scored 10 or more goals in top division European leagues in the 2013/2014 season.

Algeria
16 - El Arbi Hillel Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb: Croatia)

Angola
13 - Igor Vetokele (København: Denmark)

Cameroon
16 - Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient: France)
13 - Leandre Tawamba Kana (MFK Ružomberok: Slovakia)
11 - Mbilla Etame (Khazar Lankaran FK: Azerbaijan)
11 - Leonard Kweuke (Rizespor: Turkey)
10 - Maxim Choupo-Moting (Mainz: Germany)

Cape Verde Islands
11 - Garry Rodrigues (Levski Sofia: Bulgaria)
10 - Héldon (Sporting CP: Portugal)

Central African Republic
13 - Mouhamadou Habibou (KAA Gent: Belgium)

Comoros
15 - El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (Veria: Greece)

Congo
14 - Francis Litsingi (FK Teplice: Czech Republic)
10 - Prince Oniangué (Reims: France)

Côte d'Ivoire
20 - Yaya Touré (Manchester City: England)
18 - Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow: Russia)
17 - Wilfried Bony (Swansea City: England)
16 - Salomon Kalou (Lille: France)
15 - Serge Deblé (FC Shirak: Armenia)
12 - Yannick Boli (Zorya Luhansk: Ukraine)
10 - Didier Drogba (Galatasaray: Turkey)

DR Congo
13 - Dieumerci Mbokani (Dynamo Kyiv: Ukraine)

Gabon
13 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund: Germany)

Gambia
11 - Demba Savage (HJK: Finland)

Ghana
10 - David Accam (Helsingborg: Sweden)

Madagascar
10 - Anicet Andrianantenaina (FK Botev Plovdiv: Bulgaria)

Mali
12 - Cheick Diabaté (Bordeaux: France)
11 - Mustapha Yatabaré (Guingamp: France)

Morocco
17 - Aatif Chahechouhe (Sivasspor: Turkey)
15 - Abderrazak Hamdallah (Aalesund: Norway)
13 - Omar Er Rafik (Differdange: Luxembourg)
12 - Youssef El-Arabi (Granada: Morocco)

Nigeria
15 - Stanley Ohawuchi (Sliema: Malta)
14 - Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal: Spain)
14 - Kennedy Igboananike (AIK: Sweden)
13 - Marco Tagbajumi (Ermis FC: Cyprus)
12 - Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahçe: Turkey)
11 - Alfred Effiong (Qormi: Malta)
11 - Obinna Obiefule (Hibernians: Malta)
11 - Abiola Dauda (Crvena Zvezda: Serbia)
10 - Imoh Ezekiel (Standard Liege: Belgium)
10 - Sylvester Igboun (Midtjylland: Denmark)
10 - Adeshina Lawal (B36 Tórshavn: Faroe Islands)
10 - Shola Shodiya (Birkirkara: Malta)
10 - Leke James (Aalesund: Norway)

Senegal
15 - Moussa Sow (Fenerbahçe: Turkey)
13 - Sadio Mané (FC Red Bull Salzburg: Austria)
13 - Dame N'Doye (Lokomotiv Moscow: Russia)
12 - Baye Omar Niasse (Akhisar Belediyespor: Turkey)
10 - Ibrahim Sidibé (Debrecen: Hungary)
10 - Malek Mane (Sogndal: Norway)
10 - Lamine Diarra (Antalyaspor: Turkey)

Togo
11 - Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur: England)

Tunisia
17 - Hamdi Harbaoui (KSC Lokeren: Belgium)


Stats from European 'Summer' leagues in Scandinavia and elsewhere are from the completed 2013 season.

Friday, July 18, 2014

FIFA Confederation Ranking Comparison - July 2014

Comparing FIFA Confederations using the average FIFA ranking of the top 5 teams from each region.


5.2 - EUROPE
1 - Germany
3 - Netherlands
5 - Belgium
8 - Spain
9 - Switzerland

6.2 - SOUTH AMERICA
2 - Argentina
4 - Colombia
6 - Uruguay
7 - Brazil
12 - Chile

24.4 - CONCACAF
15 - USA
16 - Costa Rica
18 - Mexico
33 - Panama
40 - Honduras

31.4 - AFRICA
24 - Algeria
25 - Cote d'Ivoire
34 - Nigeria
36 - Egypt
38 - Ghana

51.8 - ASIA
45 - Japan
49 - Iran
52 - Uzbekistan
56 - South Korea
57 - Jordan

154.0 - OCEANIA
101 - New Zealand
136 - New Caledonia
171 - Tahiti
175 - Solomon Islands
187 - Vanuatu

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FIFA Best/Worst Ranking - July 2014

Nations currently at their best or worst all-time ranking position in the July 2014 FIFA Rankings.


Best Ranking
1 - Germany
16 - Costa Rica
30 - Venezuela
73 - Azerbaijan
166 - Montserrat

Worst Ranking
70 - Republic of Ireland
118 - Canada
157 - Thailand
167 - Liechtenstein
200 - Cambodia
202 - Eritrea
205 - Djibouti
206 - Cook Islands
207 - Anguilla
208 - Bhutan
208 - San Marino

Thursday, July 10, 2014

2013-2014: CONCACAF Goals in English Leagues

CONCACAF goal scorers in the top 6 tiers of the English Football League system in the 2013-2014 season.

Format:
Goals - Player (Club: League Tier Level)

Antigua and Barbuda
3 - Kieran Murtagh (Woking: 5)
1 - Dexter Blackstock (Leeds: 2)

Barbados
7 - Louie Soares (Basingstoke: 6)
6 - Neil Harvey (Hednesford: 6)
2 - Emmerson Boyce (Wigan: 2)
2 - Jon Nurse (Barnet: 5)
1 - Jon Nurse (Farnborough: 6)
1 - Louis Moss (Colwyn Bay: 6)
1 - Ed Moss (Colwyn Bay: 6)

Bermuda
14 - Nahki Wells (Bradford: 3)
7 - Nahki Wells (Huddersfield: 2)

Canada
6 - Gavin McCallum (Sutton Utd: 6)
4 - David Hoilett (QPR: 2)
2 - Simeon Jackson (Millwall: 2)
2 - Marcus Haber (Notts County: 3)
2 - Michael Petrasso (Coventry: 3)
2 - Iain Hume (Preston: 3)
1 - Iain Hume (Fleetwood: 4)
1 - Evan James (Tonbridge: 6)

Costa Rica
2 - Bryan Oviedo (Everton: 1)
1 - Bryan Ruiz (Fulham: 1)

Dominica
10 - Richard Pacquette (Maidenhead Utd: 6)

Grenada
3 - Bradley Bubb (Aldershot: 5)
2 - Anthony Straker (Southend: 4)
1 - Leon Johnson (Wycombe: 4)

Guyana
1 - Ricky Shakes (Boreham Wood: 6)

Jamaica
16 - Kevin Lisbie (Leyton: 3)
7 - Jermaine Beckford (Bolton: 2)
6 - Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool: 2)
6 - Deon Burton (Scunthorpe: 4)
5 - Garath McCleary (Reading: 2)
5 - Theo Robinson (Doncaster: 2)
5 - Marcus Bean (Colchester: 2)
5 - Fran Francis (Hednesford: 6)
4 - Simon Dawkins (Derby County: 2)
4 - Marvin Elliott (Bristol City: 3)
3 - Rudolph Austin (Leeds: 2)
3 - Joel Grant (Yeovil: 2)
3 - Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County: 3)
2 - Jobi McAnuff (Reading: 2)
2 - Wes Morgan (Leicester: 2)
2 - Chris Humphrey (Preston: 3)
2 - Darren Byfield (Tamworth: 5)
1 - Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace: 1)
1 - Claude Davis (Rotherham: 3)
1 - Marlon King (Sheffield United: 3)
1 - Nyron Nosworthy (Bristol City: 3)
1 - Jamar Loza (Southend: 4)
1 - Cleveland Taylor (Harrogate: 6)

Martinique
3 - Yoann Arquin (Notts County: 3)

Mexico
4 - Javier Hernández (Manchester United: 1)

Montserrat
4 - Alex Dyer (Welling Utd: 5)
1 - Donervon Daniels (Gillingham: 3)

St. Kitts and Nevis
6 - Romaine Sawyers (Walsall: 3)
1 - Callum Willock (Staines: 6)

Trinidad & Tobago
2 - Carlos Edwards (Millwall: 2)
2 - Jason Scotland (Barnsley: 2)
1 - Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff: 1)
1 - Chris Birchall (Port Vale: 3)

United States
3 - Daniel Williams (Reading: 2)
2 - Geoff Cameron (Stoke City: 1)
2 - Jay Denny (Solihull Moors: 6)
1 - Zak Whitbread (Derby: 2)
1 - Jozy Altidore (Sunderland: 1)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 World Cup 2nd Group Phase: Players Distance Covered

Players who covered a distance of 11,500 meters (7.15 miles) or more in their second 2014 World Cup game.


12,721 - Matt McKay (Australia)
12,579 - Marcelo Díaz (Chile)
12,255 - Viktor Fayzulin (Russia)
12,224 - Thomas Müller  (Germany)
12,204 - Michael Bradley (USA)
11,892 - Koo Ja-Cheol (South Korea)
11,862 - Mile Jedinak (Australia)
11,751 - Philipp Lahm (Germany)
11,704 - Marouane Fellaini (Belgium)
11,657 - Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria)
11,643 - Toni Kroos (Germany)
11,603 - David Silva (Spain)
11,541 - Islam Slimani (Algeria)

Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 World Cup 2nd Group Phase: Highest Top Speed

The players with the highest top speed (km/h) in the 2nd World Cup group phase.

33.52 - Aurier (Cote d'Ivoire)
33.08 - Pereira (Uruguay)
33.01 - Di Maria (Argentina)

32.98 - Srna (Croatia)
32.98 - Johnson (USA)
32.90 - Mustafi (Germany)
32.33 - Sissoko (France)

31.97 - Rodriguez (Uruguay)
31.79 - Perisic (Croatia)
31.79 - Fabian (Mexico)
31.79 - Bernard (Brazil)
31.79 - Mesbah (Algeria)

31.61 - Van Buyten (Belgium)
31.61 - Nounkeu (Cameroon)
31.61 - Martinez (Spain)
31.61 - Azpilicueta (Spain)
31.61 - Mehmedi (Switzerland)
31.61 - Coates (Uruguay)
31.61 - Almeida (Portugal)

31.46 - Abate (Italy)
31.43 - Luis Gustavo (Brazil)
31.39 - Alba (Spain)
31.25 - Montazeri (Iran)
31.25 - Matuidi (France)
31.25 - Lallana (England)
31.07 - Kanunnikov (Russia)
31.07 - Willian (Brazil)
31.07 - Nkoulou (Cameroon)
31.07 - Bolanos (Costa Rica)
31.03 - Bentaleb (Algeria)

30.92 - Hernandez (Mexico)
30.89 - Matip (Cameroon)
30.89 - Sammir (Croatia)
30.89 - Asamoah (Ghana)
30.89 - Dejagah (Iran)
30.85 - Guardado (Mexico)
30.85 - Lavezzi (Argentina)
30.85 - Onazi (Nigeria)
30.85 - Seferovic (Switzerland)
30.85 - Gimenez (Uruguay)

30.71 - Moukandjo (Cameroon)
30.71 - Serey (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.71 - Sanchez (Colombia)
30.71 - Gutierrez (Colombia)
30.71 - Nagatomo (Japan)

30.67 - De Bruyne (Belgium)
30.67 - Rooney (England)
30.67 - Yedlin (USA)

30.53 - Sanchez (Chile)
30.53 - Ibarbo (Colombia)
30.53 - Agyemang Badu (Ghana)
30.53 - Manolas (Greece)
30.53 - Godin (Uruguay)

30.49 - Zuniga (Colombia)
30.49 - Boateng (Ghana)
30.49 - Yun (South Korea)

30.35 - Fellaini (Belgium)
30.35 - Assou Ekotto (Cameroon)
30.35 - Zokora (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.35 - Costly (Honduras)
30.35 - Gago (Argentina)
30.35 - Chiellini (Italy)

30.17 - Armero (Colombia)
30.17 - Cuadrado (Colombia)
30.17 - Gyan (Ghana)
30.17 - Brahimi (Algeria)
30.17 - Barkley (England)

30.13 - Boye (Ghana)
30.13 - Ghoochannejad (Iran)
30.13 - Okazaki (Japan)
30.13 - Veloso (Portugal)




30.00km/h ~ 18.64mph
31.00km/h ~ 19.26mph
32.00km/h ~ 19.88mph
33.00km/h ~ 20.51mph


Top 10 fastest players of the World Cup through the first 2 games of the group stage:
33.52 - Aurier (Cote d'Ivoire)
33.08 - Pereira (Uruguay)
33.01 - Di Maria (Argentina)
32.98 - Srna (Croatia)
32.98 - Johnson (USA)
32.90 - Mustafi (Germany)
32.33 - Sissoko (France)
32.33 - Varane (France)
32.29 - Hummels (Germany)
32.15 - Coentrao (Portugal)




Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 World Cup 1st Group Phase: Players Distance Covered

Players who covered a distance of 11,500 meters (7.15 miles) or more in their first 2014 World Cup game.

12,734 - Saphir Taider (Algeria)
12,730 - Michael Bradley (USA)
12,718 - Marcelo Diaz (Chile)
12,341 - Charles Aránguiz (Chile)
12,271 - Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
12,182 - Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
11,747 - Luis Garrido (Honduras)
11,720 - Mile Jedinak (Australia)
11,701 - Toni Kroos (Germany)
11,687 - Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
11,622 - Viktor Fayzulin (Russia)
11,611 - Mario Götze (Germany)
11,577 - Khosro Heydari (Iran)
11,515 - Aleksandr Kokorin (Russia)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014 World Cup: Highest Top Speed in 1st Group Phase

The players with the highest top speed (kph) in their 1st game of the World Cup group stage.

32.33 - Raphael Varane (France)
32.29 - Mats Hummels (Germany)
32.15 - Fabio Coentrao (Portugal)
31.93 - Pablo Armero (Colombia)
31.79 - Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
31.61 - Juan Cadrado (Colombia)
31.61 - Jordi Alba (Spain)
31.61 - Andy Najar (Honduras)
31.43 - Mathew Leckie (Australia)
31.43 - Victor Moses (Nigeria)

31.39 - Jermaine Jones (USA)
31.21 - Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
31.07 - Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
31.07 - Ramires (Brazil)
31.07 - Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
31.07 - Yuto Nagatomo (Japan)
31.07 - Paul Aguilar (Mexico)
31.03 - Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
31.03 - Ron Vlaar (Netherlands)
31.03 - Souleymane Bamba (Cote d'Ivoire)

31.03 - Mesut Ozil (Germany)
30.89 - Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana)
30.85 - Jason Davidson (Australia)
30.85 - Martin Caceres (Uruguay)
30.71 - Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.71 - Die Serey (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.71 - Georgios Samaras (Greece)
30.67 - Gervinho (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.64 - Eugenio Mena (Chile)
30.49 - Jose Cholevas (Greece)

30.49 - Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria)
30.49 - Benedikt Hoewedes (Germany)
30.35 - Khosro Heydari (Iran)
30.31 - Victor Ibarbo (Colombia)
30.17 - John Boye (Ghana)
30.17 - Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)
30.17 - AndranikTimotian (Iran)
30.13 - Divock Origi (Belgium)
30.13 - Gamboa (Costa Rica)


Source: Official FIFA Documents

Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 World Cup: Player Representation by League

League systems with players represented at the 2014 World Cup.


GROUP A

Brazil
6 - England
4 - Brazil
3 - Italy
3 - Spain
2 - France
2 - Germany
1 - Russia
1 - Ukraine
1 - United States (1: Canada)

Cameroon
7 - France
6 - Turkey
3 - Spain
2 - Cameroon
2 - England
2 - Germany
1 - Belgium

Croatia
4 - Ukraine
3 - Croatia
3 - Germany
3 - Italy
3 - Spain
2 - England
2 - Greece
2 - Russia
1 - France (1: Monaco)

Mexico
15 - Mexico
3 - Spain
2 - Portugal
1 - England
1 - France
1 - Germany



GROUP B

Australia
6 - Australia
3 - England
3 - Germany
2 - Netherlands
2 - Switzerland
1 - Austria
1 - Belgium
1 - China
1 - Italy
1 - Qatar
1 - South Korea
1 - United States

Chile
5 - Chile
5 - Spain
4 - Italy
3 - Brazil
3 - England (1: Wales)
1 - Netherlands
1 - Sweden
1 - Switzerland

Netherlands
10 - Netherlands
6 - England (2: Wales)
3 - Germany
2 - Turkey
1 - Italy
1 - Ukraine

Spain
14 - Spain
6 - England
2 - Italy
1 - Germany



GROUP C

Colombia
6 - Italy
3 - Argentina
3 - Colombia
3 - France (1: Monaco)
2 - Portugal
2 - Spain
1 - England
1 - Germany
1 - Mexico
1 - Netherlands

Greece
9 - Greece
6 - Italy
2 - England
2 - Spain
2 - Turkey
1 - Germany
1 - Scotland

Cote d'Ivoire
5 - France
4 - Germany
4 - Turkey
4 - England (1: Wales)
2 - Switzerland
1 - Belgium
1 - Cote d'Ivoire
1 - Italy
1 - Norway

Japan
11 - Japan
7 - Germany
2 - England
2 - Italy
1 - Belgium



GROUP D

Costa Rica
9 - Costa Rica
3 - Norway
3 - United States
1 - Belgium
1 - Denmark
1 - Germany
1 - Greece
1 - Netherlands
1 - Russia
1 - Spain
1 - Sweden

England
22 - England
1 - Scotland

Italy
20 - Italy
3 - France

Uruguay
5 - Italy
4 - Spain
3 - Brazil
3 - England
2 - Portugal
1 - France
1 - Japan
1 - Mexico
1 - Paraguay
1 - Turkey
1 - Uruguay


GROUP E

Ecuador
8 - Ecuador
7 - Mexico
1 - Brazil
1 - Colombia
1 - England
1 - Germany
1 - Netherlands
1 - Russia
1 - Saudi Arabia
1 - UAE

France
9 - England
8 - France
3 - Spain
1 - Germany
1 - Italy
1 - Portugal

Honduras
11 - Honduras
4 - England
4 - United States
1 - Belgium
1 - China
1 - Costa Rica
1 - Scotland

Switzerland
9 - Germany
7 - Switzerland
5 - Italy
2 - Spain


GROUP F

Argentina
7 - Italy
4 - Spain
3 - Argentina
3 - England
3 - Portugal
2 - France
1 - Mexico

Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 - Germany
5 - Turkey
2 - Croatia
2 - England
2 - Italy
1 - Austria
1 - Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 - China
1 - Hungary
1 - Ukraine

Iran
14 - Iran
2 - England
1 - Germany
1 - Kuwait
1 - Netherlands
1 - Portugal
1 - Qatar
1 - Spain
1 - United States (1: Canada)

Nigeria
6 - England
3 - Nigeria
2 - Belgium
2 - France
2 - Israel
2 - Turkey
1 - Italy
1 - Netherlands
1 - Russia
1 - Scotland
1 - Spain
1 - Ukraine


GROUP G

Germany
17 - Germany
4 - England
1 - Italy
1 - Spain

Ghana
5 - Italy
5 - France
2 - Russia
2 - South Africa
1 - Belgium
1 - England
1 - Germany
1 - Ghana
1 - Greece
1 - Netherlands
1 - Norway
1 - Tunisia
1 - UAE

Portugal
8 - Portugal
6 - Spain
3 - Turkey
1 - England
1 - France
1 - Germany
1 - Italy
1 - Russia
1 - Ukraine

United States
10 - United States (1: Canada)
4 - England
4 - Germany
1 - France
1 - Mexico
1 - Netherlands
1 - Norway
1 - Turkey


GROUP H

Algeria
4 - Italy
4 - Spain
3 - England
3 - France
3 - Portugal
2 - Algeria
1 - Bulgaria
1 - Croatia
1 - Qatar
1 - Tunisia

Belgium
11 - England
3 - Belgium
2 - Germany
2 - Russia
2 - Spain
1 - France
1 - Italy
1 - Portugal

Russia
23 - Russia

South Korea
6 - South Korea
6 - Germany
4 - England
3 - Japan
3 - China
1 - Saudi Arabia


Player Representation by League System

119 - England (4: Wales)
82 - Italy
79 - Germany
65 - Spain
46 - France (2: Monaco)
34 - Russia
26 - Mexico
26 - Turkey
22 - Portugal
21 - United States (3: Canada)
20 - Netherlands

15 - Japan
14 - Iran
13 - Greece
12 - Belgium
12 - Switzerland
11 - Brazil
11 - Honduras
10 - Costa Rica
9 - Ukraine
8 - Ecuador

7 - South Korea
6 - Argentina
6 - Australia
6 - China
6 - Croatia
6 - Norway
5 - Chile
4 - Colombia
4 - Scotland
3 - Qatar

2 - Algeria
2 - Austria
2 - Cameroon
2 - Saudi Arabia
2 - Sweden
2 - Tunisia
2 - UAE

1 - Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 - Bulgaria
1 - Cote d'Ivoire
1 - Denmark
1 - Hungary
1 - Kuwait
1 - Paraguay
1 - Uruguay

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 World Cup: Foreign Born Players

Players in the final 2014 World Cup squads that were born outside of the country they are representing.


GROUP A

Brazil
NONE

Cameroon
Charles Itandje (France)
Benoît Assou-Ekotto (France)
Allan Nyom (France)
Joël Matip (Germany)
Maxim Choupo-Moting (Germany)

Croatia
Dejan Lovren (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Vedran Ćorluka (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Nikica Jelavić (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Ivan Rakitić (Switzerland)
Mateo Kovačić (Austria)
Sammir (Brazil)
Eduardo (Brazil)

Mexico
Miguel Ángel Ponce (USA)
Isaác Brizuela (USA)



GROUP B

Australia
Dario Vidošić (Croatia)

Chile
Miiko Albornoz (Sweden)
Jorge Valdívia (Venezuela)

Netherlands
Bruno Martins Indi (Portugal)
Jonathan de Guzmán (Canada)

Spain
Diego Costa (Brazil)



GROUP C

Colombia
NONE

Cote d'Ivoire
Sol Bamba (France)
Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro (France)
Giovanni Sio (France)
Mathis Bolly (Norway)

Greece
Loukas Vyntra (Czech Republic)
José Holebas (Germany)
Panagiotis Kone (Albania)

Japan
Gōtoku Sakai (USA)


GROUP D

Costa Rica
Óscar Duarte (Nicaragua)

England
Raheem Sterling (Jamaica)

Italy
Gabriel Paletta (Argentina)
Thiago Motta (Brazil)

Uruguay
Fernando Muslera (Argentina)


GROUP E

Ecuador
NONE

France
Patrice Evra (Senegal)
Rio Mavuba (Born at Sea; link)

Honduras
NONE

Switzerland
Valon Behrami (Kosovo)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Kosovo)
Blerim Džemaili (Macedonia)
Admir Mehmedi (Macedonia)
Gelson Fernandes (Cape Verde)
Johan Djourou (Cote d'Ivoire)


GROUP F

Argentina
Gonzalo Higuaín (France)

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Emir Spahić (Croatia)
Mensur Mujdža (Croatia)
Sead Kolašinac (Germany)
Zvjezdan Misimović (Germany)
Muhamed Bešić (Germany)
Izet Hajrović (Switzerland)

Iran
Daniel Davari (Germany)
Steven Beitashour (USA)

Nigeria
Peter Odemwingie (Uzbekistan)



GROUP G

Germany
Miroslav Klose (Poland)
Lukas Podolski (Poland)

Ghana
Adam Kwarasey (Norway)
Kevin-Prince Boateng (Germany)
André Ayew (France)
Jordan Ayew (France)
Albert Adomah (England)

Portugal
Pepe (Brazil)
Nani (Cape Verde)
William Carvalho (Angola)
Éder (Guinea-Bissau)

United States
Fabian Johnson (Germany)
Timothy Chandler (Germany)
John Brooks (Germany)
Jermaine Jones (Germany)
Mix Diskerud (Norway)



GROUP H

Algeria
Raïs M'Bolhi (France)
Cédric Si Mohamed (France)
Carl Medjani (France)
Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba (France)
Faouzi Ghoulam (France)
Aïssa Mandi (France)
Medhi Lacen (France)
Hassan Yebda (France)
Mehdi Mostefa (France)
Sofiane Feghouli (France)
Saphir Taïder (France)
Yacine Brahimi (France)
Nabil Bentaleb (France)
Riyad Mahrez (France)
Nabil Ghilas (France)

Belgium
Anthony Vanden Borre (DR Congo)

Russia
NONE

South Korea
NONE

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

2014 World Cup: Oldest Players

32+ year old players at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

GROUP A

Brazil
DF - Maxwell (32)
DF - Maicon (32)

Cameroon
FW - Samuel Eto'o (33)
FW - Pierre Webó (32)

Croatia
GK - Stipe Pletikosa (35)
DF - Darijo Srna (32)
DF - Danijel Pranjić (32)
FW - Ivica Olić (34)

Mexico
GK - José de Jesús Corona (33)
DF - Carlos Salcido (34)
DF - Rafael Marquez (35)
DF - Francisco Javier Rodriguez (32)


GROUP B

Australia
GK - Eugene Galeković (33)
MF - Mark Bresciano (34)
FW - Tim Cahill (34)

Chile
GK - Johnny Herrera (33)
FW - Esteban Paredes (33)

Netherlands
FW - Dirk Kuyt (33)

Spain
GK - Iker Casillas (33)
MF - Xavi (34)
MF - Xavi Alonso (32)
FW - David Villa (32)


GROUP C

Colombia
GK - Faryd Mondragón (42)
DF - Mario Yepes (38)
MF - Aldo Leão Ramírez (33)

Cote d'Ivoire
GK - Boubacar Barry (34)
DF - Didier Zokora (33)
DF - Kolo Toure (33)
FW - Didier Drogba (36)

Greece
DF - Loukas Vyntra (33)
DF - Vangelis Moras (32)
MF - Giorgos Karagounis (37)
MF - Kostas Katsouranis (34)
FW - Thoeofanis Gekas (34)
FW - Dimitris Salpingidis (32)

Japan
MF - Yasuhito Endo (34)
FW - Yoshito Okubo (32)


GROUP D

Costa Rica
GK - Patrick Pemberton (32)

England
MF - Steven Gerrard (34)
MF - Frank Lampard (35)
FW - Rickie Lambert (32)

Italy
GK - Gianluigi Buffon (36)
DF - Andrea Barzagli (33)
MF - Andrea Pirlo (35)

Uruguay
GK - Rodrigo Muñoz (32)
DF - Diego Lugano (33)
MF - Diego Perez (34)
MF - Egidio Arevalo Rios (32)
FW - Diego Forlan (35)


GROUP E

Ecuador
DF - Walter Ayovi (34)
DF - Jorge Guagua (32)
MF - Edison Mendez (35)
MF - Segundo Castillo (32)

France
GK - Mickaël Landreau (35)
DF - Patrice Evra (33)

Honduras
GK - Noel Valladares (37)
GK - Donis Escober (34)
DF - Victor Bernardez (32)
FW - Jerry Palacios (32)

Switzerland
NONE


GROUP F

Argentina
GK - Agustin Orion (32)
DF - Martin Demichelis (33)
DF - Hugo Campagnaro (33)
MF - Maxi Rodriguez (33)
FW - Rodrigo Palacio (32)

Bosnia and Herzegovina
GK - Asmir Avdukić (33)
DF - Emir Spahić (33)
MF - Zvjezdan Misimović (32)

Iran
GK - Rahman Ahmadi (33)
DF - Jalal Hosseini (32)
DF - Amir Hossein Sadeghi (32)
MF - Javad Nekounam (33)

Nigeria
DF - Joseph Yobo (33)
FW - Shola Ameobi (32)
FW - Peter Odemwingie (32)


GROUP G

Germany
GK - Roman Weidenfeller (33)
FW - Miroslav Klose (36)

Ghana
NONE

Portugal
GK - Beto (32)
DF - Bruno Alves (32)
DF - Ricardo Costa (33)

United States
GK - Tim Howard (35)
GK - Nick Rimando (34)
DF - DaMarcus Beasley (32)
MF - Jermaine Jones (32)
MF - Brad Davis (32)
MF - Kyle Beckerman (32)



GROUP H

Algeria
NONE

Belgium
DF - Daniel Van Buyten (36)

Russia
GK - Sergey Ryzhikov (33)
DF - Sergei Ignashevich (34)
MF - Roman Shirokov (32)

South Korea
DF - Kwak Tae-Hwi (32)




OLDEST GK
Faryd Mondragón (Colombia: 42)

OLDEST DF
Mario Yepes (Colombia: 38)

OLDEST MF
Giorgos Karagounis (Greece: 37)

OLDEST FW
Didier Drogba (Cote d'Ivoire: 36)


TOP 5 OLDEST AVERAGE TEAM AGE
28.4 - Argentina
28.2 - Portugal
28.0 - Uruguay
28.0 - Spain
27.9 - Iran