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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.

QUOTE: The ball is round…

QUOTE: The ball is round…

The ball is round. The game lasts ninety minutes. This much is fact. Everything else is theory. — Sepp Herberger

QUICK FACT: World Cup Won as Player and Manager

QUICK FACT: World Cup Won as Player and Manager

Did you know that Mario Zagallo (Brazil) and Franz Beckenbauer (Germany) won the World Cup as both a player and manager? Zagallo won the World Cup as a player in 1958 and 1962 and as a manager in 1970. Beckenbauer won the World Cup as a player in 1974 and as a manager in 1990.

QUICK FACT: Most Own Goals In A Single Game

QUICK FACT: Most Own Goals In A Single Game

Did you know that Stan van den Buys scored a “hat trick” but it was in his own net?! In 1995, playing for Belgian team Germinal Ekeren, he unfortunately put 3 goals past his goalkeeper handing the game over to their opponent Anderlecht with a 3-2 win.

QUOTE: Tell me how you play…

QUOTE: Tell me how you play…

Tell me how you play and I will tell you who you are. — Eduardo Galeano

QUICK FACT: Most Red Cards

QUICK FACT: Most Red Cards

Did you know that Roberto Trotta holds the record for receiving the most red cards during his career? The former defender for Argentina was sent off the field 17 times! Not sure if that’s a good record or not?!

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