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WC2002 : All the STATS you look for in here!! (updated 15/06/02)

All the stats you will find in here refer to the WC 2002;

Here we go:

Youngest player : Femi Opabumni (Nigeria), 17 years old and 117 days from the start of the competition. He was born on the 3rd of february 1985.

Oldest player : Jan Heintze (Denmark), 38 years old and 287 days from the start of the competition. He was born on the 17th of August 1963.

Most capped player : AL-Deayea (Saoudia Arabia), 168 selections.

Smallest player : Al-Chloub (Saoudia Arabia), 1,63 m.

Tallest player : Jin Jiang (China), 1,98 m.

Lightest player : Beasley (United States), 57 kg.

Heaviest player : Niall Quinn (Irland), 100 kg.

Best scorer in selection : Batistuta (Argentina), 56 goals.

Best scorer in a WC final stage : Batistuta, 10 goals.

Players already World Champs : Cafu, Ronaldo (Brazil, 1994), Barthez, Boghossian, Candela, Desailly, Djorkaeff, Dugarry, Henry, Leboeuf, Lizarazu, Petit, Thuram, Trezeguet, Viera, Zidane (France, 1998).

Player with the most appearances in different World cups : Maldini (Italy), 4.

Player with the highest number of match played in a WC final stage : Maldini (Italy), 20.

The highest number of players coming from their own national league : Saoudia Arabia, 23.

The lowest number of players coming from their own national league : Eire, 0.

The Club most represented :

- Inter Milan (Italy)

13 players, as 5 for Italy (Di Biagio, Materazi, Toldo, Vieri, Zanetti), 2 for Uruguay (Recoba, Sorondo), 2 for Turkey (Okan Buruk, Emre Belozoglu) , 1 for Argentina (Zanetti), 1 for Brazil(Ronaldo), 1 for Croatia (Simic) and 1 for Portugal (Sergio Conceiçao).

The number of Leagues represented : 44.

Number of players per league :

England : 101 players.
Italy : 76.
Germany : 59.
Spain : 58.
France : 56.
Belgium, Japan, Mexico : 25.
Saoudia Arabia : 23.
China : 22.
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Portugal : 20.
Turkey : 19.
Holland : 18.
Russia : 17.
South Korea : 16.
Brazil : 15.
Tunisia : 14.
United States : 11.
Greece : 10.
Paraguay : 9.
Scotland, Poland, Uruguay : 8.
South Africa, Denmark : 7.
Argentina, Slovenia : 5.
Croatia, Sweden : 4.
Autria, Nigeria, Switzerland : 3.
Israël, Ukrainia : 2.
Bulgaria, Chili, Maroc, Norvege, Quatar, Sénégal, Slovaquia, Yougoslavia : 1.
 

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Yeah that's impressive, it's a huge gap between England and Italy, nevermind Germany and Spain. It only goes to show that the English league isn't as overrated as many(myself included) seemed to think.
 

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Does England and Ireland tell you anything? :D Ireland has just England based players in their team, if I´m not mistaken. But atleast it is a lot. :)

But surely the English league is big...

Ah, and Inter. The team with the most players in the WC. :cool:
 

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You have to remember that these stats don't discriminate between divisions

There are quite a lot of players f.ex who ply their trades in the English lower leagues :eekani: and i am sure the major reasons for this are money :greed: and the language
 

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Ireland and England both have excellent squads though.

I'm a Serie A fan as well Jimmy, but it's time we accept that we're not the top league anymore and when we look particularly at the English teams, they've done better in Europe than Italian teams.

Not only is EPL a big league, but at this point in time, it's a better league than Serie A.
 

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Let me just add that I really don't care to compare the leagues, I'm just saying that we Serie A fans need to take a good luck at the league and realize that other have passed us by these days.
 

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i'm looking for this stat:
the number of correct goals which turned down :mad:
 
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