To quote many mind-numbing Match of the Day ‘sofa analysts’ trying to earn a few quid on TV, ‘Goals win games’. As uninspiring and pointless as that statement is, it is correct, and at the World Cup plenty of strikers for some of the fancied nations will have their eyes set on packing the Golden Boot into their luggage home. Unless of course they’re flying with Ryanair and then the excessive added charge for heavier baggage probably doesn’t justify prestigious glory and a place in the record books.
We crunched the numbers and plucked out six golden rules you should follow in order to try to pick the winner of this year’s Golden Boot, but if you prefer a more visual experience and a stunning looking infographic, you’re in the right place. The wizards down the corridor in Design (the lovely Maria Grogan, on this occasion) have whipped up a lovely infographic featuring some of the most famous names who have won the award, and five leading contenders in Rio. Because we all need pretty things in our lives from time to time.
But that’s enough text for now, you’re here to see a handsome image with some number crunching stats. So sit back, and enjoy.
A big hat-tip to Maria Grogan in the design department for this beauty