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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.

“I can see Pele in Okocha”-A remark from Pele the king of football

? 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.

Two football rivals

?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.

“Today in 1962 I scored my 500th goal – against Botafogo – in my 435th game. Not bad – but still a few more goals left in the legs!” -Pele

?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.

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❣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.

“I once played in a game against Colombia where the referee sent me off. The decision was so unpopular with the crowd that he then sent himself off!”-Pele

♥Pele is still the only footballer to have ever scored the highest goal in the history of football, ( 1281 goals )

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?Pele was the only footballer invited by the Pope after winning world cup at 16 years


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