Football is full of unexpected discoveries and interesting facts that are sometimes hard to believe. In the entire history of the existence of this sport, a lot has happened and caused a resonance of the whole country and even the whole world. Here are interesting facts that you need to know.
Julio Iglesias Played for Real Madrid
The Real Madrid club of the Spanish national team is known for its player named Julio Iglesias. In his youth, this player was a goalkeeper, but at the age of 20, he was forced to retire from football due to a car accident. For three years, he spent in a hospital bed in a paralyzed state. After a while, he was able to move his hand to learn how to play the guitar. Now he is known to the world as a Spanish musician with many awards and international recognition.
Julio Iglesias is a prominent figure in the world. Had it not been an accident, he would have had a great career.
Football Betting Take Roots in 1923
One might think that betting on football is a new phenomenon, but it has roots back in 1923 in the United Kingdom. Of course, it is completely different from what we have today. Nowadays, you can claim a 22Bet bonus in just a few clicks and register on your favorite bookmaker’s website rapidly, but earlier, the process was complicated. After 1960 football betting has become more common.
Brazilian football defender Pinheiro is a real record holder in the number of goals scored. However, he scored his own goals. In one season, the player scored as many as ten goals in his own net. After the defender was made an attacker, he managed to get the ball into the goal of his team in the first match. Pinheiro received a comic compass from the team for his birthday, which said: “Remember, the enemy is on the other side.”
FA Cup 2005. The final. It was then that the highest noise threshold that has ever occurred on the field was recorded. All because of the cheers of the fans. A Liverpool player scored a goal against Chelsea. The fans shouted so happily that the power of their voices reached 130.7 dB. The previous Guinness record was 128.7 dB.
Referees Participating in the Match
Siena is an Italian city where something unusual happened – the referees themselves took part in the match. There was confusion over the controversial goal. Twenty-two players, all of whom were referees in practice, interpreted the goal in their own way. There was a scuffle, and the police began to disperse everyone. As a result, the game ended in a draw.
The Spanish team’s San Isidro and Olimpico were unhappy with the course of the game. A few minutes before the end of the half, the teams surrounded the referee and started arguing with him. In the course were not only words but also gestures. The critical situation left the referee no choice but to show the card to all players without exception.