Sunday, March 19, 2023

Fathers and sons

Thursday, November 17, 2022

World Cup winners


Sunday, March 06, 2022


Friday, March 04, 2022


Only four players in history have won the World Cup, Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup.

Gerrard Pique, Pedro, Thierry Henry, and N'golo Kante.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Own goal hat-trick

New Zealand’s Meikayla Moore scored a perfect hat-trick of own goals in the first half against the U.S. 

Right foot, header, left foot … then got subbed off at halftime.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Little and large

With the signing of Dan Burn, Newcastle now have the Premier League’s tallest outfield player in Burn (6ft 7) and its shortest outfield player in Ryan Fraser (5ft 4)

Sunday, December 26, 2021


Man City's 6-3 win over Leicester saw eight different scorers; only Spurs 4-5 Arsenal in November 2004 has seen more different scorers in a single game (excluding own goals) in Premier League history

Friday, October 01, 2021

Scoring in another postcode

Xabi Alonso once shot from one postcode and scored in another. 

He was playing for Liverpool at Luton in the FA Cup and scored from his own half … Luton’s ground has 2 postcodes, divided by the halfway line.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Two games in one day

On November 11, 1987 Mark Hughes played two competitive matches in one day, first for Wales against Czechoslovakia in Prague in a Euro 1988 qualifier, and second, after being flown across the border into Germany, appearing as a substitute for Bayern in their second round cup replay over Borussia Mönchengladbach.

English manager

The first Englishman to manage at a World Cup final was not Alf Ramsey, but George Raynor, eight years earlier with Sweden. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Tottenham Hotspur have become the first team in world football to be top of the league and then be overtaken by the team at the bottom of the league within three games.

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




West Ham


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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

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