17 suprising facts about soccer

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Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and it is the national sport of over 60 different nations and being played in more than 200 countries. In many parts of the world, soccer is known as football or American football and it has been a Paralympic sport since 1984. Let’s Explore some of the interesting facts about Soccer.

1.Football is the most famous game in the world. there are 3.5 million fans of football game across the world.


2.First football club of the world was Sheffield Football Club. it was founded by Natalien and Major William in 1857.


3.Football was originated in China around 476 B.C. and standardized during the “Han Dynasty”. they used to call Cuju game.


4.Football was started playing as professionally from 1895.


5.The most popular football competition is FIFA World Cup which is organized in every 4 years.


6.Football’s original name is “association football” and it is also known as in many countries by the “soccer”.


7.The most goal is scored by a player in football in a single match is “16” and this feat is done by the Stephen stenis of France


8.In 1964, in Peru, there was a riot in the field on the match referee’s decisions, in which nearly 300 speculators died.


9.First football match to be broadcast on the TV was the match between Arsenal and Arsenal reserve in 1937.


10.In 1998, 11 member of a team died due to lightning while the member of the opponent team was absolutely fine.


11.More than 80% of world’s football is made in Pakistan only.


12.Pele is the youngest player to win the World Cup at the age of 17 years and dane jouf is the oldest player to win the World Cup at the age of 40 years.


13.Oliver Kahn is only and the first goalkeeper to win the golden wall in the world cup of 2002.


14.The size of the football is same for the past 121 years.


15.The first world cup of football was played in 1930. In this edition of the world cup, Uruguay won the title.


16.Carlos carzely was the first player to receive a red card and this happened in the world cup of 1974.


17.Until 1913, goalkeeper were also worn the same color dress as others members of the team.


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