Which sun sign creates world class football players?

Well, I did some data analysis on the footballers of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and turns out its – Gemini! As for the Scorpions, sorry guys, the stars just ain’t in your favor!

2010 FIFA World Cup, Statistics – Footballer Sun Signs

2010 FIFA World Cup, Statistics – Footballer Sun Signs

I’ve also plotted the months in which maximum players were born. Going by this, a Gemini child born in May has a brilliant chance of making it ;-) Future moms might want to keep that in mind :-)

2010 FIFA World Cup, Statistics – Month footballers are born

2010 FIFA World Cup, Statistics – Month footballers are born

The English football fever left many casualties, lets hope Argentina – Germany results in a 4-0 win bringing us some much needed solace ;-)

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7 thoughts on “Which sun sign creates world class football players?

  1. @Kris, not to freak you out or anything, but you share your birthday with 4 of the current world cup players!

    Keisuke HONDA from Japan, Florent MALOUDA from France, Richard KINGSON from Ghana and Guy DEMEL from Côte d’Ivoire !!!

    You were born to be a star ;-) You missed out on the golden shoe!

  2. Ah! In 1955 a Frenchman, (I forget his name!) had published a study about the MARS EFFECT. If Mars was rising in the east at the time of a person’s birth he was more likely to become a sportsman! Lot of controversy thereafter…
    Even here Mars (Aries) seems to come a close second!

  3. Being born earlier rather than later seems to give some advantages. Could this be because talents are being picked up at an early age where physical development advantages play out in favor of those born in the first half of the year?

    If so -some survivorship bias is baked into the equation.

    Anyway, keep up the good work!

  4. @Jan >> Being born earlier rather than later seems to give some advantages.

    How True. I didn’t noticed that. About the physical advantage, it could indeed be true if comparisons and selections were made by “year”, where coaches went – ‘lets select the best talent born in 2000!’. I wonder if that happens, I wouldn’t know because I barely made it past the morning physical training lessons ;)

    The term “survivorship bias” was new to me and made a very interesting read. From what I understand, it would be inaccurate to conclude who does or does not make good football players, because people born in the second half didn’t survive the selection. But we still can accurately conclude that if you are born in the first half, you have a better chance of making it through to the World Cup team! Makes Sense? Statistics is such a beautiful field!

    And, thank you for dropping by :)

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