The end of the year is a time of summaries. Each year in December, we can’t wait to filter out the last 12 months through our analytical tools and check the content that was most popular among the readers of STATSCORE’s blog. Year by year these rankings become more curious. It is happening because of dynamically changing trends in the sports data industry and, of course, also because of a growing base of articles on our blog and an ever wider range of topics covered. Let’s see this years’ results of the most popular articles on STATSCORE’s blog!
This time, under each article’s title you can see how it changed its position in the ranking compared to the last year.
What’s up football freaks? Detailed stats and the way they are counted are fascinating for you as befits the most die-hard fans. This elaboration on ball possession has been in the TOP 5 articles for the second year in a row. A drop by one place does not prove anything, because the competition with other texts is constantly growing, and this one is still at the forefront. If you don’t know yet how important ball possession is during a match, how it’s calculated, and whether more possession means the team plays better – make sure to read it!
Tiki-taka or ‘kick-and-rush’? How many types of passes can you list? Finally, how many passes are made in a football match? These questions must keep bothering our visitors since the article also remains in the top 5 of the most popular texts for the second year in a row. If you want to know more about the most popular play in football, you should read it immediately.
Time to reveal some cards. We will not hide further that a series of articles about the most popular sports in specific countries stole your hearts. Australia has become one of the most interesting parts of this series. And it is no wonder – when ‘soccer’ is the top sport almost in the whole world, why not invent your own version of American football and make it 7 times more popular than soccer in your country! It’s not the only surprising thing about Australian sports, just see for yourself.
A similar situation takes place when it comes to the second position in our ranking. Lots of you are looking for popular sports in different countries. It’s not surprising that China, with its diversity – from classic sports to modern ones – generates great interest. See what the Chinese are most likely to play or watch if you haven’t read our article yet.
“And still…!” We have the undisputed champion. Since two years on our blog and the second year finishing on the 1st place. This is where it all started. It was the first article about the most popular sports in a particular country. It met with excellent reception and inspired us to write about sports in other countries. Nothing happens without a reason. The US sports are mind-blowing: the best leagues in the world in American football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey and many other wildly popular sports! It is really hard to choose just the 5 most popular sports and rank them in the ‘correct’ order. Maybe it’s time for a second part…?
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