Top 5 Crazy Facts About Football
Every football fan understands that this is the best sport of all. It is played and watched by millions of people from all around the world. The world comes to a halt whenever a major event comes up in world football. Some people think about football as the only major thing in their life and it helps them get up and move every day.
There are plenty of things we don’t know about our dearest sport. In history, there has been both pleasant moments and disasters. The best memories are stored in the realm of mind by everyone who watched it and most of them took that with them when they left this earth. Below are some crazy facts which every football fan needs to know.
Top 5 Crazy Moments In Football History:
1: 16 goals by Stephan in 1 match
After all these years no player have ever come close to breaking this record.
Back in December of 1942, Stephan Stanis scored a staggering 16 goals for his side Racing Club de Lens in a single match, not a single person, since then, has managed to break this bizarre record which now stands tall for 79 years. pic.twitter.com/bxeaEqgTv1— Football Talk (@Football_TaIk) April 1, 2021
2: Club & International Match On The Same Day
FC Bayern Munich signed Mark Huges who is also a Welshman and one of the best of that time. In 1988 Euro qualifier Wales had an important fixture with Czechoslovakia and on the same day, Bayern Munich was facing their rivals Borrusia Monchengladbach.
Mark Huges didn’t know that he’s making a historic moment on this day. He played for his country during midday and left directly for his match for Bayern Munich. In footballs long history he may be one of the only players to achieve this feat.
The player went on to be a Manchester United legend too by the end of his career.
3: 149 own goals in 1 match
Yes, that is possible. In Madagascar Stade Olympique de L’Emyrne players protested in a unique way after controversial refereeing. The players decided to score their own goals rather than turning things around. The biggest highlight is that they didn’t stop after 5-10 goals but kept it going till the 149 goal mark.
Stade Olympique de L’Emyrne lost 149-0 which is also the record for the highest defeat in football history. Eventually, some players along with the manager were banned by the Madagascar Football Federation.
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The highest scoring game was clocked 149-0. Stade Olympique de L’emyrne, a team from Madagascar scored their own goals. They did it as a form of protest for the unfair decision by referee in the previous game.#funfacts #StayAtHome #boredathome pic.twitter.com/OTJv7cGL4B
4: Football Originated from China
It might be shocking for many people but our beloved sport was first played in China in 476 BC. It was not called football back then but the locals used to call it ‘Cuju’.
The ironic thing about this fact is that China did not succeed in making their own football domination even after creating this sport in their land.
5: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Champions League Curse
In football history, there are very few players who played for as many clubs as Zlatan did. The worst part is that he never won the Champions League in his career while whichever team he played for won it in the next years or previous years. It is also the reason why staying at the same club is also important.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played for Ajax, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Manchester United and now AC Milan.
In the history of football, there are hundreds of such shocking facts and memories. The above 5 facts are still unknown to many people around the world.
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