35 Incredible Facts About Football: You Didn’t Know That Yet!

We all know what football is and have played or watched football at least once in our lives. But even if you are a real football fan, you did not know the facts that we will tell you today.

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Most Interesting Facts About Football

  1. Football was invented in China around 476 BC.
  1. Football is the most popular sport on earth.
  1. Only Canadians and Americans call soccer Soccer.
  1. During each game, the players run an average of 9.65 km.
  1. The first basketball game was played with a soccer ball.
  1. Arthur Wharton is considered the first black professional football player in the world.
  1. 80% of the world’s soccer balls are made in Pakistan.
  1. The maximum number of goals scored was scored by Stefan Stanisom (France) in December 1942.
  1. Pele was the first to call football a “beautiful game”.
  1. The total length of the football field is 100 meters.
  1. The Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio.
  1. The first Super Bowl was played in 1967.
  1. An international football match lasts 90 minutes, and these 90 minutes are distributed in two 45-minute halves.
  1. The North Korean Rungrado May Day Stadium is the largest football stadium in the world.
  1. One of the fastest goals was scored by Ricardo Olivera (in 2.8 seconds in December 1998).
  1. The maximum number of goals scored by one player in one football match is 16.
  1. In 2002, at the World Cup, Oliver Kahn became the first and only goalkeeper to win the Golden Ball.
  1. Until 1913, goalkeepers did not wear T-shirts that differed in color from their teammates.
  1. The referee’s call during a football match in Peru in 1964 caused a riot that killed more than 300 people and injured more than 500 people.
  1. Most World Cup finals have been reached by European teams, with the exception of the 1930 and 1950 finals.
  1. The first football club in the world was the English football club of Sheffield, founded in 1857.
  1. Lightning killed an entire football team during a game in 1998.
  1. In professional football, the ball has retained exactly the same shape and size for 120 years — it is 28 inches in circumference.
  1. Neil Armstrong wanted to take football to the moon, but NASA refused.
  1. In 1937, the first live broadcast of a football match was shown on television.
  1. Bryce Brites, a 20-month-old baby, is the youngest professional football player in the world.
  1. Greenland cannot join FIFA because the country does not have enough grass for a football field.
  1. Dino Zoff became the oldest player to win the World Cup at the age of 40.
  1. Soccer balls are made of several layers of synthetic leather, while the chambers inside the ball are made of latex or butyl.
  1. The maximum number of players in a football team is 11.
  1. Asmir Begovic scored the fastest and longest goal in football history against Southampton on November 2, 2013.
  1. Neymar (Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain) is the most expensive football player in the world.
  1. Cristiano Ronaldo, the winner of the Golden Ball, became the first player to score a goal in every minute of the game.
  1. Lee Todd holds the record for receiving the fastest red card in the history of professional football (after he used obscene language).
  1. In 1999, one of the largest football tournaments was held, in which a total of 5,098 teams and more than 35,000 players took part.