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20 Interesting Football Facts 🔥🔥

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Welcome to another episode of Interesting Football Facts. 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.

  1. The World’s First Football Club was the English Sheffield Football Club founded in 1857.
  2. Lightning killed an entire football team during a game in 1998.
  3. In professional football the ball used has persisted just the same shape and size and for 120 years – 28 inches in circumference.
  4. Neil Armstrong wanted to take a football to the moon, but NASA refused it.
  5. In 1937, the first live coverage of a football match was shown on television.
  6. Bryce Brites a 20-month-old baby is the world youngest professional football player.
  7. Greenland cannot join the FIFA because not enough grass grows for a football field.
  8. There are four types of special teams: kick off, return kicks, block and return punts.
  9. The first football game played in 1869 when McGill University played Yale.
  10. Dino Zoff became the oldest player to win the World Cup at the age of 40 years.
  11. Football balls are made from layers of synthetic leather while the bladders inside the ball are made from latex or butyl.
  12. Different shots in soccer are: knuckle shot, the full volley, the half volley, the swerve shot, the side volley and the flying volley.
  13. The maximum number of players on a football team is 11.
  14. Asmir Begovic scored the fastest and longest goal in football history against Southampton On 2 November 2013.
  15. Different positions in the Football field are: center-back, sweeper, goalkeeper, fullback, wingback, attacking midfielder, winger, forward, striker, center-midfield.
  1. The highest goals were 149-0 in a football game played between Stade Olympique de L’emyrne and AS Adema of Madagascar.
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Ballon d’Or winner, became the first player who scored a goal in every single minute of the game.
  3. Lee Todd holds the record of receiving the fastest red card in the history of professional football after he used foul language.
  4. One of the largest ever football tournaments was played in the year 1999 in which a total of 5,098 teams had participated and more than 35,000 players took part.
  5. The first time player\s shirt numbers were used was on 25th August 1928 when Sheffield Wednesday beat Arsenal 3-2. Wednesday wore numbers 1 to 11 while Arsenal wore numbers 12 to 22.

Hope you enjoyed reading and knowing more about the “the beautiful game”?. Come back next time for another episode of Interesting Football Facts 🔥🔥.

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