Things happen in football and people conclude they are normal but, some facts are undeniable. These facts are some major things that has happened over time in football but fans never took note of them. In this article we will be analyzing some football facts which fans never took note of.
The origin of football
Football was originated in China 476 B.C. Now you can see why China is clamoring to draw the attention of the world back to themselves. They do this by ensuring they sign major players across Europe and that move is really working for them.
Facts about the players
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira is commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho or simply Ronaldinho. He gained media attention when his youth team won a match with an amazing score line, 23-0 in which he only scored all 23 goals. The legendary Brazilian soccer king is celebrated all over the world for his exceptional soccer skills and talent.
While Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s youth team was 4:0 down, he came in as substitute and scored 8 goals all by himself. Zlatan gave his team the victory with the 8 goals and the match ended 8-4, meaning he scored 8 goals in 45 minutes.
Juan Mata of Manchester United is the only player in history to join Manchester United from Chelsea. Outside of him no player again has gone from the Stanford Bridge to the Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from school at the tender age of 14 because he threw a chair at his teacher who mocked his family’s financial status. The five times Ballon d’Or winner never finished his secondary education.
Liverpool’s legend Steven Gerald has never exchanged his Jersey with Manchester United. The Old Trafford side remain the only English club he never exchanged his jersey with because of the rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United.
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and England skipper is the only English player to have scored 150 + goals without a trophy. The attacker has been unlucky to have scored such number of goals and yet no trophy. The best he has is the Champions League final which they lost to Liverpool.
Luka Modric is the only player to win the World Cup’s golden ball, UEFA POTY, FIFA Player of the year, and Ballon d’Or the same year. The Croatian when all the award in 2018 after winning the Champions League and becoming the 1st runners up in the 2018 World Cup.
Facts about clubs
The World’s First Football Club was the English Sheffield Football Club. It was founded in 1857 by
Colonel Nathaniel Cresswick and Major William Priest, two British Army officers.
Chelsea has been relegated more times than they have won the English Premier League title. The Blues as popularly called has it that in football facts they are yet to equate their EPL trophies to the number of times they have been relegated.
Only one Gold Premier League trophy has been awarded in England, and it was to Arsenal. It was given to them because in the 2003/2004 season, they did not lose any match. The then Arsenal team was called the Invincible set till date no other English team has been able to keep such record.
The last time Liverpool won the English Premier League, 27 out of their 29 current players were not born yet. One will wonder how Liverpool was able gather such amount of fans across the world when the last time they won the league many of their fans were not yet born.
Facts about football events
The maximum number of goals scored by one player in a single football match was 16 goals. It happened in December 1942 and the goals came from Stephan Stanis (France) playing for Racing Club de Lens in.
In 1998, lightening killed an entire football team. The catastrophe occurred in Congo during a
match between the villages of Bena Tshadi and nearby Basangana.
The highest number of cards issued in a single match is 20 red cards. It was shown in a match played between Sportivo Ameliano and General Caballero in Paraguay.
The highest-scoring game was clocked 149-0. Stade Olympique de L’emyrne, a team from
Madagascar scored their own goals. They did it as a form of protest for the unfair decision by referee in the previous game.