Craziest facts about footballer that you never knew of

Here are some of the facts about retired and active footballers. Here we go

1) One of the greatest footballers Alfredo di Stefano played for three nations (Argentina, Columbia and Spain)

2) Fransisco Gento (Paco Gento) is the only footballer to win 6 European Cups (Champions League). Gento won it in 1956,1957,1958,1959,1960 and 1966 with Real Madrid.

3) Cristiano Ronaldo is the only European footballer to score 100 international goals.

4) The player to have the most free-kick goals is Juninho Pernambucano.

5) Pele isn’t the top goalscorer in football history. Josep Bican is the man with 805 goals. Pele only has 758 goals.

6) Brazil is the only nation to be selected for all world cup campaigns (21/21)

7) Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to score in 4 world campaigns (2006/2010/2014/2018)

8) Ronaldo Nazario is the youngest footballer to win balon d’Or. (19 years old)

9) Lionel Messi is the only footballer to win 6 golden shoe and 6 balon d’Ors.

10) Cristiano Ronaldo is the active top goal scorer with 740+ goals.

11) Miroslav Klose is the all time world cup top scorer. Klose has scorerd total 16 goals in world cup. Ronaldo Nazario has scored 15. Klose broke his record in 2014 when he scored against Brazil in semi-final.

12) The most prestigious individual award in football i.e. balon d’Or got canceled in 2020 due to the corona virus pandemic. This is the first time in this award ceremony history since it started in 1956.

13) Manchester City and Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus used to paint the streets of Sao Paulo before he started playing football.

14) Uruguay is the first nation to win the FIFA world cup. In 1930 FIFA world cup was held in Uruguay and the host were the champions.

15) Germany are the only european nation to win FIFA world cup in South America. Germany won FIFA world cup in 2014 beating Argentina in the final. The world cup was held in Brazil.

16) Barcelona’s player Ansu Fati is the youngest player to score in the champions league.

17) Pele is the youngest player to score in the world cup final.( 17 years old)

18) Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Ronaldo Nazario have never won UEFA champions league. Zlatan played for the big clubs like Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG. Ronaldo played for Inter Milan, Real Madrid.

19) PSG, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City have never won UEFA champions league.

20) Cristiano Ronaldo is the only active player to win 5 Champions League with 2 different clubs. ( 1 with Manchester United and 4 with Real Madrid)

21) Just Fontaine is the top scorer in a single world cup campaign (13 goals). He represents France national team.

22) Sir Alex Ferguson is the longest serving manager in Premier League and Manchester United. He managed Manchester United for 27 years.

23) Dani Alves is the footballer to win the most titles. He has won 40 titles in his career.

24) Brazil is the nation to have the most FIFA world cup titles (5 times)
Italy – 4 times
Germany – 4 times
Argentina – 2 times
Uruguay – 2 times
France – 2 times
England – 1 time
Spain – 1 time

25) Samuel Eto is the only footballer to win 2 consecutive trebles. ( In 2009 with Barcelona under Pep Guardiola and in 2010 with Inter Milan under Jose Mourinho)

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