Our European are the craziest for football; and we have proof and fun facts about football which makes them so. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons and facts that make Europeans go mad about football- in no random order, we shall state the same.
The highest number of goals
Do you really know who scored the highest number of goals in a game of football by half time? This was in 1954, when the match between Dumbarton and Motherwell was being played, and it was a 6-6 draw that happened. But it was in the first half when Motherwell the team scored 6-4- known as the historical 10 first half goals.
If you have been idolising the new-age god of football, Messi a little too much- newsflash- let’s take you back in time and tell you what made the Europeans go crazy over a game of football. Fernando Peyroteo- the Portuguese football team boasted about this player, thanks to the world’s greatest goals he gave. 331 times in 187 games is no joke when he played for Sporting Lisbon- 1937-49! To show your support for your favourite European players, do buy the right goodies from Target.com. Defy traditional comfort with warm, engineered knit and breathable mesh for your everyday hustle by opting for Target coupons.
Who got the GOLDEN TROPHY?
The GOLDEN TROPHY is a prized possession most eyed by most football teams across the world, and here’s a fact- the gold version of the trophy in all its grandeur and beauty was brought home by the Arsenals when the PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY was being played in 2004 to commemorate the INVINCIBLES season. Arsenals didn’t lift the silver trophy, but the gold, which was a feather in the cap for the team and a proud moment for Europeans!
Played international football in four decades? Who?
It was Finland’s best footballer that made this feat happen, and he played international football for different international teams in four decades- the name to remember here for this feat is Jari Litmanen, the man with an unique distinction to hold, ever. Jari was known as the most wanted and capped player for Finland, and represented his country across Europe 137 times.
They won wearing full beards
In most cases, footballers aren’t allowed to keep full beards, but Sergio Batista and Gennaro Gattuso were known to be the only two players in the whole wide football world to have worn full beards and played international football- won the World Cup too! Their no shave style became a hit!
A school dropout now a player
We are talking about the handsome and very charming David Beckham; reason why everyone is in awe of this school drop out at this age is that when in his teens he dropped out, he didn’t give up. He began with the famous ManU team, playing his first pro game with them- when 18 years old, he was known for his famous free kicks and goals!
So here were the best of six football fun facts and knowhow that tells us a little more why the European nations are crazy over a game of football. And there are many more; we encourage you to read up more or add more to this list if you want to!