Interesting Facts About Football

Interesting Facts About Football

Because football is the most popular sport in the world, there are many random and interesting facts about it. If you are a real fan of football you may know a thing or two, but there is no person who knows everything about this sport. I believe that you know that football players earn a lot of money and they date with beautiful models, but football is more than just this.

•    In 1978, Sir Alex Ferguson, a Manchester United manager, was fired for swearing at a lady.
•    In a match between Sportivo Ameliano and General Caballero, in Paraguay, 20 red cards were shown.
•    The first time when a football match was presented on TV was in 1937. It was a practice match of Arsenal at Highbury stadium.
•    80% of footballs is manufactured in Pakistan. Apparently, they make the best balls.
•    Neil Armstrong wanted to take a football on the moon, but NASA said that it wasn’t very American.
•    In the world, there are 27 football teams that took the Beatles song as their nickname. 
•    Soccer is a shorter version of “Association Football”. First, it was changed to “Assoc Football” and then it was shortened to ‘’Soccer’’. This came from England.
•    Only Canadian and Americans call football soccer.
•    The first black football player was Arthur Wharton.
•    The highest score in the world of football was 149-0. A team in Madagascar scored their own goals, as the result of a protest.
•    Teams from Europe reach the World Cup final each year except in 1930 and 1950.
•    A footballer run 9.65 km during each game.
•    Footballs came from China. They invented it in 465 BC.
•    More than 1 billion of people watch World Cup Football on television.

 

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