Football is one of the most loved and liked games in the world. People wait for the FIFA world cup and this is considered as one of the biggest events of the sports world. It was once a game of Europe and then the fire of the taste of this game spread in Africa and now this fire has reached Asia too. Football is not just a game but it is also a healthy activity and like all other sports, it builds the body and mind. There are certain facts about football which are described in the lines below.
1. Most goals scored
The most number of goals was scored in a first class football match. It was the Scottish cup where arbroath beat bon. Accord by 36-0 in September of 1885. These matches had 36 goals and not even a single goal from the other team.
2. The player who scored most goals
In 1942, a player from France, Stephen stains scored 16 goals in one match. He was playing for racing club de lens.
3. Most goals scored by goalkeeper
The most goals scored by any goal keeper to date are by Jose Luis chilavert (Paraguay) playing for Velez Sarsfeild when he was playing for argentine professional league. He scored them on penalty hat-trick.
4. Fastest goal
The goals are scored within seconds always but the fastest goal that was scored in 2.8 seconds, was hit by Uruguay player Ricardo Olivera in 1988. His time was calculated based on video evidence.
5. Fastest hat-trick
The fastest hat-trick of goals was scored by jimmy O’Conner when he was playing for Shelbourne, in Ireland in November 1967. The time he took to score the hat-trick was 2 min. and 18 seconds.
6. The longest tournament ever
The longest football tournament ever played had involved 5098 teams and 35,000 players. This tournament was held in 1999 for second Bangkok league seven-a-side competition.
7. The player who played most matches
The player who player most football matches is peter shilton, he belonged to UK and played 1005 league matches and played 1390 matches as senior player.
8. Huge audience
There are people mad for football and they do not miss even a single match, the most people who attended a match were 199,854 in the match of Brazil with Uruguay in the world cup in 1950, in the stadium of maracana municipal stadium, rio de ganiro.
9. Above sea level ground
The highest (above sea level) football stadium is at west bromich albion.
10. The flood lights
The first ever foot ball ground in Europe which got the flood lights installed for the first time ever was the stadium, Sheffield united.