Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Man of the match

Most Man of the Match awards by league, since 2009/10: 

Ligue 1 - Zlatan (42) 
Serie A - Alejandro Gomez (38) 
Bundesliga - Marco Reus (48) 
Premier League - Eden Hazard (62) 
La Liga - Lionel Messi (222)

Saturday, March 20, 2021


For 10 days in 2013, Fernando Torres was the holder of the World Cup, European Championships, Champions League and Europa League

Thursday, December 10, 2020


Paolo Rossi is the only male player in history to have won the World Cup, WC Golden Ball, WC Golden Boot and Ballon d'Or in the same year.

Clean sheets

Gianluigi Buffon is the first goalkeeper to keep a Champions League clean sheet in four different decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s)

Wednesday, December 09, 2020


Billy Gilmour was man of the match in his Premier League, FA Cup & Champions League debut matches.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Hair colour cancels match

A women's university football match in China had to be called off after players were told they were not allowed to have dyed hair, state media report.

The women's teams of Fuzhou and Jimei universities were due to meet for a college league game in the south-eastern Fujian province at the weekend.

Team members from both sides bought black hair dye to correct the problem.

But one Fuzhou player's hair was deemed "not black enough" and the side had to forfeit for having only six players.

Before the match, "multiple players… were rejected from the match for violating a rule which requires that all players do not dye or curl their hair", the national Global Times reports.

Thursday, September 03, 2020


David Beckham was born at Whipps Cross hospital

Friday, August 21, 2020

Heaviest trophy

At 33lbs, The UEFA Europa League Trophy is the heaviest of all UEFA silverware.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

1966 and all that

54 years ago today

Friday, July 24, 2020


Swansea City needed a five-goal swing to secure the final Championship play-off spot:

Nottingham Forest 1-4 Stoke
Reading 1-4 Swansea

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Man City

‪Man City are now closer to the bottom half of the table (22 pts) than they are to the top of the table (23 pts). 

They’re second. ‬

Saturday, July 04, 2020

30 years ago today

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The last league still standing

Monday, March 16, 2020

Red cards

Saturday, February 01, 2020

League leader

Liverpool end today 22 points clear of second place in the Premier League table ... the biggest lead any league-leader has ever had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Premier League table of the decade

Man City - 812pts
Man United - 741pts
Chelsea - 734pts
Liverpool - 705pts
Arsenal - 700pts
Spurs - 699pts
Everton - 560pts
West Ham - 403pts

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

MLS expansion fees


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Boufal’s toe

Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal suffered a toe injury - running into a kitchen table.

Boufal is a doubt for Saturday's crucial home game with bottom club Watford.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gibraltar’s leading goalscorer

Lee Casciaro is Gibraltar’s all-time leading goalscorer. He’s scored 3.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Deulofeu heat map

Gerald Deulofeu completed 13 out of 14 passes against Manchester City. 

8 of those were from kick-offs after City goals

Sunday, August 25, 2019

VAR takeaway

VAR was introduced to Greece for the first time this weekend and the cameras caught them getting a takeaway delivered during one of the games. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Grealish consecutive losses



Jose Mourinho on who can win the Premiership : "Four teams. Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City's B team.”


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Peter Crouch retires

When asked “what would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” Crouch replied “a virgin.”

Thursday, June 20, 2019


Venezuela have conceded 5 goals so far at the Copa America. VAR ruled out all of them.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

2018/19 Premiership payments

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy Birthday George Best

Sunday, May 19, 2019

La Liga season stats

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Liverpool celebration cake

Monday, April 29, 2019

On this day 1996

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019


The winners of this year’s FA Cup will not be awarded a case of champagne out of respect for players’ religious beliefs.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Goals against the top 6 Premiership teams

Aguero (52)

Vardy (33)

Van Persie (31)

Cristiano (28)

Kane (23)

Messi (22)

Messi has never played in the Premier League

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Forbes top 5 highest-paid players per year in the world

Lionel Messi: £65m

Neymar: £56m

Cristiano Ronaldo: £47m

Gareth Bale: £21.7m

Aaron Ramsey: £20.8m

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

OTD 1988

Premiership average attendances this season

Man Utd




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Saturday, February 02, 2019

Burnley fans welcome Crouch

Monday, January 28, 2019

Academy graduates

League goals scored by academy graduates this season:

Man Utd: 20 

Arsenal: 3 

Chelsea: 3 

Liverpool: 1 

Man City: 0

Monday, January 21, 2019

Milner red card

James Milner was sent off against Crystal Palace this weekend by Jon Moss, his former Primary school teacher and football coach.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy Neuer

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Oldest managers

Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City

The first time two managers aged over 70 years old have faced each other in a Premier League fixture (Roy Hodgson and Neil Warnock)

A combined age of 141 years and 164 days.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas truce

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Liverpool top at xmas

Only two teams in the last 10 years have been top of the Premier League at Christmas failed to win the title:

2008/09: Liverpool

2013/14: Liverpool

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Short on the top, Messi on the back

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Messi free kicks

Lionel Messi has scored 10 free kick goals in 2018 ... more than any entire team in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Modric clean sweep

Luka Modrić is the first player in history to be awarded the World Cup Golden Ball, UEFA Men's Player, FIFA Best Men's Player and Ballon d'Or in the same year.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

England comeback

England’s 2-1 win against Croatia was the FIRST-EVER time in 601 competitive games that they won a game when trailing in the last 15 mins.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

‪Top EPL clubs in each U.S. state ‬

Saturday, September 29, 2018


Michy Batshuayi is now officially the first player this century to score a goal in the:

• Premier League

• Ligue 1

• Bundesliga

• La Liga

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Kante’s rise

Friday, August 31, 2018

Monaco’s training complex

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