10 Funny Soccer Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-30 (over 2 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

10 Funny soccer facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random soccer facts.

1. Bob Marley was buried with his Gibson guitar, a soccer ball, a bible and a marijuana bud.
2. A soccer team in Madagascar in a sign of protest spent an entire match scoring own goals on themselves. The game ended 149 0.
3. A Tyrannosaurus Rex would barely outrun a professional soccer player, reaching an all out speed of 18 mph.
4. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.
5. The very first game of basketball was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets for the hoops.
6. The most popular sport in the world is football (soccer in the U.S.).
7. The British coined the term "Soccer" in the late 1800s, not America.
8. On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
9. 'Soccer' is not an Americanism, It's short for 'Association Football' and was popularized by Charles Wreford Brown, captain of the English national team 1894 5.
10. Soccer developed in London's famed Newgate Prison in the early 1800s. Prisoners who had their hands cut off for crimes of theft came up with a sport that used only the feet. The game spread from there.
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