The Beautiful Game

QUOTE: I am a member of a team…

QUOTE: I am a member of a team…

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. — Mia Hamm.

QUICK FACT: Tweet This!

QUICK FACT: Tweet This!

Did you know that by the end of the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final where Japan beat USA in penalty shots, 7,196 posts per second were being made on Twitter?! That is an all time high and one that other sports haven’t even come close to!

QUOTE: If you are first…

QUOTE: If you are first…

If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing. — Bill Shankly

QUOTE: If a team wants to intimidate…

QUOTE: If a team wants to intimidate…

If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they’ve won. — Mia Hamm

QUOTE: Football is a difficult business…

QUOTE: Football is a difficult business…

Football is a difficult business and aren’t they prima donnas. But it’s a wonderful game. — Queen Elizabeth

Jersey Numbers

Jersey Numbers

If you’re wearing jersey number 10, you must be good right?! Some famous players have worn the number 10 jersey such as Pele of Brazil, Diego Maradona of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France. Did you know that jersey numbers were first introduced in 1928? Not only were they used to easily identify players, but they also identified positions on the field. Continue reading »

QUICK FACT: The Penalty Shot

QUICK FACT: The Penalty Shot

Did you know that William McCrum was the inventor of the penalty shot? Being a member of the Irish Football Association, he proposed the idea of a penalty shot in order to stop defenders professionally fouling attacking players in order to stop a goal. The idea was submitted in June 1890 and approved in June 1891.

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