In the new rage that is football statistics data visualization, VisualSport [visualsport.com] forms the newest member. The match tracking interface contains 2 separate parts: the "Match Timeline" and "Match Commentary", each focusing on displaying separate events (e.g. shoots, yellow/red cards, player exchanges) on an interactive timeline. The Player Comparison Tool looks more sophisticated: individual players can be benchmarked in a large variety of data attributes, ranging from their relative position on the field to an overall view of their performance in terms of presence, offense, gameplay, correctness and defense.
As a interesting feature, each visualization widget, such as also a live match timeline, can be embedded in blogs and websites.