Hello, welcome to my blog post. Today I’ll be talking about some football facts and I can bet you had no idea about some of them!!! So let’s learn new things together about the intriguing game of football.
You hear the shout of a Gooooooal!, the cheering, the applause, the banter, the shouts of disappointments and that of excitement from a group of people at a viewing center, in a bar, in the confinement of their apartment, or even in a stadium and you already know that it is all for the love of football.
Football is one of the most popular sport in the world today. According to Google and I quote “It is estimated that more than half of the world’s population consider themselves to be association football (soccer) fans”. Isn’t that huuuuuuuge?!!!.
Like I promised, I’ll like to share about 5 interesting random facts about football in no particular order.
During every game, Football players run an average of 9.65km. I’m panting on their behalf, pheeew!
The first game of basketball was played with a soccer ball.
The total Length of a football field is 100 yards
One of the largest ever football tournaments was played in the year 1999,in which a total of 5098 teams participated and more than 35,000 players took part.
If you’re talking to a mathematician, the shape of a football is best described as a “Prolate spheroid.” But everyone will know what you’re talking about if you just say “football-shaped.” I mean don’t stress me, Keep it simple “lol”.
Football is a game that almost everyone loves, although some of us don’t get the hang of it, I inclusive “LOL” but what does it matter? The point is the thrill and excitement you feel in the process of watching a game, the banter over a cold drink or even the jersey you put on to show support for your team.
I’ll like to know about your thoughts about the game of football, are there any facts you’ll like to share? Let me know in the comments section below. Cheers.