A national team’s leading scorer holds a unique status as the face of the nation. ESPN studied the lineage of top scorers for iconic nations in the 2022 World Cup, and created composite faces for each nation using decades of data. RAWGraphs has been used to create the beeswarm plots to visualize the goal scorers by decade.
AuthorESPN Creative Studio (Matthew Becker, Dominique DeMoe, Heather Donahue, Luke Knox, Joey Maese, Rami Moghadam, Jason Potterton and Rachel Weiss. Written by SherShah Atif and James Tyler)