What’s a football stat/fact that sounds fake but is true

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Izzy2K17
13615 posts Has That Special Something
Just saw that VVD has never played in an international competition (i.e. Euros/World Cup) for know reasons, but it’s crazy to think for a player of his calibre

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  • nexesstar
    718 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Steve Bruce won Manager of the Month for April.
  • TheonlywayisS6
    3902 posts National Call-Up
    Until Abramovich took over Chelsea and won/bought them the league in 2005, Sheffield Wednesday had won more league titles than Chelsea and Manchester City put together.
  • HulkSmashPotato
    1386 posts Professional
    Ben Brereton plays for Chile 🤔 never saw that one coming
  • TheonlywayisS6
    3902 posts National Call-Up
    Giuseppe Bergomi played for Italy in 4 different World Cup final tournaments - but never played a single game for them in the qualifiers.
  • munchie63
    3785 posts National Call-Up
    I once played against Martin Hayes and Alan Cork

    amazing but true
  • Swanz05
    5368 posts Big Money Move
    edited June 21
    Fact 1. Australia got through the group stage in the 2006 WC. Miracle.
    2. They only lost to Italy 1-0 through a 96th minute pen in the round of 16.
    3. Grosso dived 🦘
  • Spurred
    226 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    SaintFred wrote: »
    Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini played 196 games together at AC Milan and conceded only 23 goals in those games.

    Really??
  • Fifapayne
    5017 posts Big Money Move
    edited June 21
    R9 is better than Messi and cr7.

    Edit - a real fact

    2006 World Cup
    Besides the final.
    USA was the only team to score on Italy.
  • Team Sam
    3347 posts National Call-Up
    Schich's goal in the Euros (from near the halfway line) was further from the net than all of Eddie Nketiah's goals for Arsenal combined
  • LocalHero
    797 posts Semi-Pro
    Gary and Phil Neville’s father is called Neville Neville.

    Dundee United have played and beaten Barcelona 4 times in professional fixtures, giving them a 100% win record.

    Ronaldo (the Brazilian) has never won the Champions League despite playing for 5 teams that did. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has also never won the Champions League.
  • Swanz05
    5368 posts Big Money Move
    Germany experienced a baby boom of around 30% roughly nine months after hosting the World Cup in 2006.
  • Jovand1988
    614 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Toni Kroos is a far better footballer then Sissoko
  • NucksNation
    4341 posts National Call-Up
    Greenland can’t have a team registered with FIFA because they can’t grow grass..

    Did you know the most difficult World Cup was the first one.. it was in Uruguay and most of the European teams couldn’t make it across the water..

    Then next year Uruguay chose not to defend their title because it was hosted in Italy and it was a revenge snob..

    Lee Todd was the fasted red card 2secs playing for cross park farm Celtics

    CR7 has scored at every minute of a match 1-90 during his career.. only player to do so.

    World Cup trophy was made of paper mache till 1950s

  • Hibee
    12538 posts Has That Special Something
    SaintFred wrote: »
    Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini played 196 games together at AC Milan and conceded only 23 goals in those games.

    Not quite. They played a lot more games together than that. However they did play 196 games together as CB partners.
  • Izzy2K17
    13615 posts Has That Special Something
    Greenland can’t have a team registered with FIFA because they can’t grow grass..

    Did you know the most difficult World Cup was the first one.. it was in Uruguay and most of the European teams couldn’t make it across the water..

    Then next year Uruguay chose not to defend their title because it was hosted in Italy and it was a revenge snob..

    Lee Todd was the fasted red card 2secs playing for cross park farm Celtics

    CR7 has scored at every minute of a match 1-90 during his career.. only player to do so.

    World Cup trophy was made of paper mache till 1950s

    I believe Zlatan has also scored in every minute too, crazy stat nonetheless
  • DannySTFC
    7905 posts League Winner
    Footballs coming home
  • Blackbird
    349 posts Sunday League Hero
    Gianluigi Donnarumma has never conceded more than one goal in a game for Italy.

    Italy are unbeaten when scoring in a competitive game since the 2013 Confederations Cup when they lost to Brazil.
  • I SiR MartY I
    10343 posts Has That Special Something
    Pele once had a bad run of scoring form when he was playing, Pele put it down to him giving away his lucky shirt to a fan. So the Santos/Brazil management team hired a private detective to find the fan and the shirt.

    The shirt was found, Pele's scoring form returned, then it turned out it wasn't his lucky shirt but just a shirt he wore on another game :joy:

    Santiago Canizares missed a world cup because he dropped a bottle of aftershave on his foot and cut it so bad he couldnt play.

    Maradona once played for Spurs

    Peter Crouch has more assists than Scholes

    Norwich finished 3rd in the in the 92/93 season with -4 goal difference

    During the Galacticos era, Raul was the highest scorer at Real and Zidane had the most assists...Zidane only assisted Raul once during their time together.
  • BALDUIN
    459 posts Sunday League Hero
    Loved reading this thread but unsure if they're all true, surely not ha!
  • Kbir
    59 posts Park Captain
    Until Abramovich took over Chelsea and won/bought them the league in 2005, Sheffield Wednesday had won more league titles than Chelsea and Manchester City put together.

    Nottingham Forest have as many Champions League titles as Chelsea and Man City combined.
  • CheeseSlice
    1672 posts Play-Off Hero
    Hateboer doesn’t play in the euros (apparently hard to believe for ea)

    Ea do not have the license for the euros
  • bezo85
    1484 posts Play-Off Hero
    East Fife 4 - Forfar 5 - genuine result…
  • PlacidCasual77
    146 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Eric Dier is made of cheese.
  • Izzy2K17
    13615 posts Has That Special Something
    Eric Dier is made of cheese.

    Doesn’t sound fake tbf
  • MarketBanned
    716 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Giggseh didn't cheat
  • Yermawfc
    2297 posts Fans' Favourite
    Robert earnshaw Is the only player past or present to score a hattrick in the English top league and the 3 leagues below and also in the fa cup
  • YidArmy
    1916 posts Play-Off Hero
    Yermawfc wrote: »
    Robert earnshaw Is the only player past or present to score a hattrick in the English top league and the 3 leagues below and also in the fa cup

    You missed out the League Cup and an International Match.
  • Miigue
    830 posts Semi-Pro
    Costa Rica was the only team to score 2 goals against Brazil in the 2002 World Cup
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