These are some football facts you might be surprised to hear.
👅Jay Jay Okocha’s name is Austin Azuka Okocha. Jay Jay is the senior brother of Austin who was also a footballer.
💔 Kanu Nwankwo did not score a single goal at the AFCON, in 6 different tournaments. 2000,2002,2004,2006,2008 and 2010.
💚Zinedine Zidane was never caught offside throughout his football career.
💙Steven Gerrard has exchange his jersey with over 200 players, but never with a United player.
💞Alex Song ( Cameroon 🇨🇲 player) have 27 siblings.
💛Gareth Bale is one of the few players to score, assist,& score an own in a single match.
💣Lionel Messi is the youngest player to win the Ballon’dor award.
💓Ryan Giggs is the only player to score more than 100 goals without a single hat-trick.
💝Yakubu Aiyegbeni is the first African player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA champions league.
💜Mikel Obi is the only Nigerian that have scored at least a goal at the U-17, U-20, AFCON, Olympics, Confederations cup, premier league, Champions league,FA cup, Championship.
❣Mikel Obi is the only Nigerian player to play at the U-17, U-20, AFCON, Olympics, World cup& Confederations cup.
💗Mohamed Salah have scored against every team he played against in the EPL since he joined Liverpool in 2017, except Manchester United.
💘Pele was the only player that ever won the World cup three times.
❤Pele popularized Number 10 Jersey that made popular football stars like, Maradona, Messi, JJ Okocha, Zico etc to wear Number 10 Jersey.
💟Pele was the only player that played at the World cup at the age of sixteen.
♥Pele is still the only footballer to have ever scored the highest goal in the history of football, ( 1281 goals )
💌Pele was the only footballer invited by the Pope after winning world cup at 16 years