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FOOTBALL: SEVENTEEN FACTS YOU CAN’T BELIEVE

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.

KING PELE. THE FOOTBALL KING

💞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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