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Visualising Football

As World Cup excitement builds, image buyers around the globe are hungry for football-themed imagery. With three images licensed every second by customers in over 150 countries, Shutterstock is able to see which images are trending where, as the whole world goes football-crazy.

The World Loves Football

3,200,000,000

people were estimated to have watched the last FIFA World Cup.

53,903

new football images added

to Shutterstock in the past year.

(That’s 148 new images per day.)

Football in Motion

Our collection of football clips grew by 92% in the year leading up to the World Cup, with contributors submitting footage from around the globe.

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Football Heats Up

The number of football image downloads has been growing rapidly over the past year, with total downloads growing 91% from 2013 to 2014. Here’s how the World Cup influenced the number of football downloads during the last year.

Football Downloads Per Customer

The average number of football images downloaded by each customer who was licensing football-related imagery in Brazil, Mexico and more during the last year. (Yep, you read that Brazil number correctly.)

Brazil
19.86
Mexico
13.43
Germany
6.39
U.K.
6.32
U.S.
4.53

Top 20 Image Downloads by Country

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