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Here you will find fun and exiting soccer and Futsal facts from all around the World. Enjoy it.
Pele is considered the best soccer player that ever lived. He was also a Futsal player. Pele was born on October 23, 1940 and his real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Pele scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 games. He retired in 1977. He went to the World Cup three times.
Soccer shirt number 10, Diego Maradona, was just 16 when he made his debut for Argentina.
What do the famous Brazilian players Pele, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Marta and Daniela have in common? They are all Brazilian, They all play great soccer, They all speak Portuguese, They all started playing FUTSAL as youth and brought those skills to their outdoor games.
Talking about number 10, it is regarded as one of the most prestigious numbers in soccer. Number 10 soccer jerseys have been worn by legends of the game, such as Michel Platini, Pele, Zico, Zinadane Zidane, Rivaldo, Mario Kempes, including Maradona, of course.
Ronaldinho scored all 23 goals for his youth team, during which his team beat the opposition 23:0. He was only 13 at the time!
Italian goalie, Walter Zenga, holds the record for the longest unbeaten run in Cup history. He played 517 minutes without letting in a goal during the 1990 tournament!
Pele is the youngest player to score a goal in the World Cup. He was 17 years and 239 days old when he scored against Wales in 1958.
According to video evidence, one of the fastest ever goal scored was in 2.8 seconds by Uruguayan Ricardo Olivera in 1998!
Sweden has actually played against Brazil seven times in World Cup history. No other country has faced Brazil that often.
Pele scored as many as 589 goals in only 605 matches for his team Santos!
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the head of organized international soccer.
Soccer is a rather simple sport to follow; there are only 17 rules.
The most people to ever attend a soccer match was 199,854, during a 1950 match between Brazil and Uruguay.
In 1996 George Weah paid for his teammates uniforms and expenses so that Liberia could enter the African Nations Cup.
The World Cup is the biggest soccer tournament in the world. It is held every four years in a different country. Billions of people watch the televised games as the national teams from countries around the globe play the beautiful game of soccer.
All around the world soccer is referred as “the beautiful game”
The world's oldest club is Sheffield FC, formed in 1857 is amongst a host of soccer facts about England.
Until 1913, goalies wore the same colored jersey as their teammates.
The first set of rules for soccer were made by the London Football Association in 1863.
Soccer became a major sport in England and Scotland in 1872.
The idea of professionalism was introduced in 1885.
The first full time league was made in 1888.
In 1908 soccer came into the Olympic games.
The first televised game was an Arsenal practice match at the Highbury ground in 1937.