2023 Shortlist

Luis Suárez, un depredador del área

Entry type: Single project

Country/area: Spain

Publishing organisation: Mundo Deportivo

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 2022-05-31

Language: Spanish

Authors: Senior Graphics Editor: Feran Morales
Data: Javi Gomará


My name is Ferran Morales and I have been working as a data visualizer at Mundo Deportivo, a century-old sports newspaper based in Barcelona, for 23 years. At the beginning, my work was mainly focused on the paper edition, but over time I have evolved towards a more digital profile. I have learned to use new technologies and have kept up to date with trends in the field of digital journalism.

Project description:

After the announcement of the termination of Luis Suarez’s contract with Atletico Madrid, we made a special on our website in which we analyzed from where on the field he scored his 452 goals. Technically we used ScrollMagic to control the scroll, the Adobe suite, Google Sheets and Datawrapper.
Made together with Javi Gomará

Impact reached:

Feedback from users through comments on the website and social networks has been very positive.

Techniques/technologies used:

Technically we use ScrollMagic to control the scroll, the Adobe suite, Google Sheets and Datawrapper.

Context about the project:

One of the biggest challenges in this project was to determine the exact location of each goal. Initially, this proved to be quite complicated. However, by including detailed information on how penalty and free kick goals are scored, the reader is provided with valuable and interesting information.

What can other journalists learn from this project?

The scroll technique is very useful to highlight the most important information that the reader should pay attention to. In addition, we use the content hierarchy to organize the information in a clear and easy to understand way. It is essential to have an attractive cover and a brief introduction that provides context to the topic of the special.

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