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Share of football players with a migration background FIFA World Cups 1930-2018

This statistic displays the share of football players with a migration background on FIFA World Cups from 1930 to 2018. As of 2018, approximately 13 percent of the football players were not born in the country where they are currently playing for. This is the highest percentage in the given time period, with the lowest in 1958 and 1974 when only roughly one percent of the players that were active during the World Cup had a migration background. When looking for more in depth information on migration in Europe, please see the following topic page.

Share of football players with a migration background on FIFA World Cups from 1930 to 2018

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1930 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Concerning football players that were not born in the country where they played for.

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