This surprising map shows origins of each player on Euro 2016 championship


Euro 2016 map GeoawesomenessAs the ongoing UEFA Euro 2016 football (aka soccer if you’re from the US) championship is keeping fans in Europe in front of TVs, Netbet released an interesting map that tracks the origins of all 552 players in the tournament and presents them as an interactive trademap.

24 nations are competing in France this summer, but in fact many more are represented through migration and ancestry. The map reveals that France has the longest list of athletes who were born abroad or have foreign ancestors (15 out of 23). Just below we find Switzerland with 14 out of 23. On the bottom of the list there is the team from Romania which is composed only of natives. Check it out:

Well… in football nationality can be a fluid concept but from the cartographic stand point the map does the job of presenting it really well.

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.