Millions of people all over the world enjoyed the 2012 edition of UEFA’s European Championship tournament, watching Spain win yet another major international tournament, while the English and the Dutch fans witnessed another disappointing outing for their national teams.
Now that the tournament’s over, interest has moved to statistics surrounding the competition – who was the best player? Who made the most passes? Who scored the most goals? How many records were broken during the tournament? How did Euro 2012 compare to previous Euro competitions?
The team over at Golden Riviera Casino have answered these questions and a whole bunch of others, with their awesome UEFA Euro 2012 Infographic:
I found the statistics surrounding England and Spain particularly interesting, despite the fact that they’re at completely opposite ends of the footballing spectrum. A notable statistic is England’s most successful passing combination in their quarter final defeat to Italy – Joe Hart (goalkeeper) to Andy Carroll (striker). Not only is that indicative of the kind of football England were forced to play against a superior Italian team, but it’s even more surprising when you consider that the Liverpool striker didn’t come on until the hour mark.
The statistics surrounding Spain are nothing short of astonishing, with the team and their manager breaking more than 12 European Championship records – including becoming the first team to successfully defend their European Championship title and the first team to win three consecutive international tournaments (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012).
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