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Amazing Football Facts You Didn’t Know About


  • Oliver kahn is the first goal keeper in the history of FIFA world match to have won the golden Ball trophy.
  • 42-year-old Roger Milla in 1994 became the first oldest goal scorer and the first oldest player in world cup history.
  • In 1986 FIFA prohibited shirt swapping because they did not want players to bare their chests on the field of play.
  • Sir Viv Richards is the first and only person to have played both world cup football and world cup cricket.
  • Brazil is the most successful world cup team, having won the tournaments five times and are the only nation to compete in 19 finals (Can any nation beat that?).
  • Cesc Fabregas won the FIFA U-17 world championship Golden shoe award in 2003.
  • The first world cup was hosted by Uruguay in the year 1930.
  • Brazilian right back Cafu has turned out on the winning side 16 times for Brazil, a first record which no player has equaled.
  • The first fasted goal in the world was scored by Turkey’s Hasan Sukur, 11 seconds into the game against South Korea in the 2002 World Cup.
  • Harold Bell made 401 consecutive appearances for Tranmere Rovers between 1946-56.
  • Norwich City played 21 consecutive games in the 1950/51 season without a single change to the side (Can the world best teams do that today?).