Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Soccer - the Multitcultural Game

Euro 2016: The Multicultural Championship is an interactive map which shows the ancestry of players in this year's UEFA European Championship. 24 European nations are competing in the competition. However many other countries around the world will be represented by players who have migrated from or who have ancestry in those countries.

You can select any of the 24 national teams playing in the competition to view a Leaflet.js powered map showing the birthplaces or ancestry of the team's players. Players who were born in other countries are shown in red, players whose parents migrated from other countries are shown in white and players with ancestry in other countries are shown in yellow.

According to the Multicultural Championship league table France is the most diverse team, with 65% of the players having been born or having ancestry in other countries. The least diverse country is Romania, with 0 players having ancestry outside of Romania.

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