The World Cup reached its climax, with Germany taking the trophy, well deserved, as most people, experts and non-experts, agree. It was their team spirit which won over individual geniuses such as Messi and Neymar.
As promised, we have put together a very interesting analysis of all the players we checked during this tournament, 14 altogether.
After a few days into the World Cup and several players’ analysis we realized certain patterns, which we decided to put together in one chart to see what can we learn from it.
We also noticed that this particular pattern was very much present with attacking and attacking-midfield players, so we decided to exclude from this analysis Guillermo Ochoa, the Mexican goalkeeper.
We used the charts of the following 13 players:
We merged the data of all of the 10 profiles of each player and generated one single chart, with the following result:
The blue bars represent strong profiles, red weak ones, while grey bars represent average strength. By observing the chart we can gain more understanding of what it takes to be a great football player. Of course, this is not all, individual luck which can vary with every year, plays an important part as well and will influence the intensity of these characteristics.
The profile which dominates our merged chart is the The Performer. The Performer profile, as the name already says, is all about expressing ones skills and talents, mostly publicly. The Artist profile in comparison is more about introverted expression, as in painting or writing while The Performer profile thrives with publicity and loves attention and to be able to show its abilities.
So, it comes as no surprise that all great attacking football players are born with a dominating The Performer profile. This gives them the ability to perform on the pitch. When you are out there right in front, this is the most needed trait.
We also checked a few football players who are playing in defending positions, and noticed that their pattern is something very different. Their strongest profiles are The Diplomat and The Warrior, which are more related to defending qualities. Mostly people who join the army or police have one of these two profiles in dominance.
So we have creators in front, and protectors at the back of the pitch. Nature really does know how to put everything in order :-)
To come back to our chart, the second strongest profile is The Self. This is quite normal for a strong creative person, The Self profile must be strong to support the creativity. It also gives strong confidence.
The Pioneer and The Warrior profiles have certain characteristics in common. One is impatience, a desire to gain something quickly. This is a behavior which doesn’t work well for attacking football players. For them the game is to wait for the right moment and to strike when the opponent is not fully prepared. Many good attacking players don’t do much during the game. just one genius move can change the game, and for that one single move they need to work patiently, wait for the opportunity to arise. Somebody who has one of these two profiles in dominance and not under control can get very frustrated on the pitch.
The Analyzer and The Philosopher profiles are mostly about education and information, and these two profiles are proven to be the least suited for attacking players. The main problem with these two profiles is, that if they are strong, the creative profiles like The Performer and The Artist would be automatically weakened. The Analyzer is the weakest profile in our merged chart, and that is the exact profile which threatens The Performer profile most. These are the mechanics of the chart, one strong profile automatically makes another profile weak. That is why it is the best for both of these ‘educational’ profiles is to remain low and avoid disturbing the player’s creativity.
This is also a reason why so many football players do not fancy school much and many of them leave school very early or they just make do with basic schooling. These profiles are also related to the person’s mother. We often see that mothers are not happy with their son’s choice to go for a football career as according to the 5 element charts, mothers are always in charge of their kids’ education, and if The Analyzer and The Philosopher are low, it is very likely that the kids will not be interested in school If they have a strong The Performer profile, they will be drawn towards sports or any kind of creative activity.
As we can see, there are definitely certain rules and conditions which have to be met for somebody to become a great football player. It’s same for every other profession, certain combinations are simply more favorable than others.
There are of course exceptions, as for example James Rodriguez. He does not have The Performer profile at all in his chart, he is more of The Artist type, more introvert and a behind the scenes kind of guy, but what happened is that this year is a Yang Wood / Horse year which brings The Performer profile to him. As a result he scored 6 goals and earned the World Cup Golden Booth reward. As we can see, it’s not only about our birth chart, timing is also very, very important.
We shall be covering more and different professions in the future and we shall also soon publish a completely redesigned Life Analysis tool with the main focus on the 10 profiles, so please, stay tuned. We hope you enjoyed this World Cup series, as we did. If there are any questions please drop us a line here.