Just for confirmation, you would not be here reading this article unless you were a football lover or football enthusiast. To level up your knowledge base about football we are here with 20 football facts you may never have heard before.

  1. Francisco Gento has won
    • 6 European cups and 12 La Ligas
    • Most La Liga titles: 12
    • Most European Cup titles: 6[7]
    • Most European Cup final appearances: 8 (tied with Paolo Maldini)[8]
    • Most major trophies with Real Madrid: 23
  2. On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game. However, it wasn’t until the 1880s that a great rugby player from Yale, Walter Camp, pioneered rules changes that slowly transformed rugby into the new game of American Football.
  3. Football is the sport having the maximum number of fans. There are about 3.5 billion football fans across the world. It is 45% of the world’s population. These are also weighted football facts.
  4. Arthur Wharton (28Oct 1865- 13 Dec 1930) is considered the first black professional footballer in the world. He was born in Accra, Ghana, Africa.
  5. In the 2002 World Cup, Oliver Kahn became the first and only goalkeeper to win the Golden Ball. In the same year, he won golden gloves too.
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player who scored a goal in every single minute of the game. He has scored in every minute (1,2,3……90)
  7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more than 500 goals but hasn’t won the UEFA champions league till now.
  8. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to be awarded the most valuable player (MVP) in three different leagues.
  9. Lionel Messi is the only player to score 91 goals in a single calendar year and win 6 ballon d’Ors and 6 golden boots
  10. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in 4 different world cups
    • 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018
    • He is the only player to score a hattrick against Spain in the world cup.
  11. Spain is the only team to win back to back 3 international titles. It includes the 2008 Euro Cup, 2010 World Cup, and 2014 Euro Cup.
  12. Brazilian right-back Dani Alves is the player with maximum trophies. He has won 40 titles in his career.
  13. Robert Lewandowski is the only player to score 4 goals against Real Madrid. He also holds the record for the fastest five-goal haul in any major European football league since records have been kept after scoring five times in nine minutes. Prioritized amongst football facts.
  14. Lionel Messi played 3 international finals in 3 consecutive years and lost them all.
  15. Lionel Messi’s first career hattrick was against Real Madrid.
  16. Samuel Eto is the player to win two consecutive trebles with FC Barcelona in 2009 and with Inter Milan in 2010
  17. Josef Bican is the all-time top scorer in football history. He has scored 805+ goals in his entire career. He was from the Czech Republic.
  18. Alfredo Stefano played football from three different nations, Argentina, Columbia, and Spain.
  19. Alan Shearer is the premier league all-time top scorer with 260 goals. He spent most of his career in New Castle United from 1996-2006.
  20. The longest-serving football manager is Roly Howard (UK) of Marine Football Club. His first game in charge was on 12 August 1972, continuing to 2004/05, his 33rd and final season.

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