Want to know more about football? Here are 20 Interesting Facts about Football that you probably didn’t know before reading this!
Football is the world’s most popular game which combines strength, speed, and skills. Even if you are a hardcore fan of Football, there may still be many things that you don’t know about this amazing sport. Check out these 20 interesting facts about Football.
- Football was invented in China nearly 476 B.C.
- Football is the most watched and most played sport on earth.
- Only Canadians and Americans call football as Soccer.
- During every game, Football players run an average of 9.65 km.
- The first game of Basketball was played with a soccer ball.
- Arthur Wharton is considered the first black professional footballer in the world.
- 80% of the world’s footballs are manufactured in Pakistan.
- The maximum number of goals ever scored was by Stephan Stanis (France) in December 1942.
- Pele was the first to call football “the beautiful game”.
- The total length of the football field is 100 yards.
- The football hall of fame is situated in Canton, Ohio.
- The first Super Bowl was played in 1967.
- An international football game is 90 minutes long and those 90 minutes are distributed in two 45 minute halves.
- The North Korean Rungrado May Day Stadium is the largest football stadium in the world.
- One of the fastest goal was in 2.8 seconds made by Ricardo Olivera in December 1998.
- The 16 is the maximum number of goals scored by one player in a single Football match.
- In 2002 World Cup, Oliver Kahn became the first and only goalkeeper to win the Golden Ball.
- Until 1913, Goalies did not wear different colored shirts from their teammates.
- A referee’s call during a football match in Peru caused a riot that killed over 300 people and injured over 500 people in 1964.
- Most World Cup final reached team are European Teams, except for the finals of 1930 and 1950.
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