Football from A to ZFootball is one of the most popular sports. It has been a way of entertainment, job, passionand even a way of living for millions of people. Frenchman founded the World Cup arcelona, have won Catalan championshisp, before world war two, when Spanishfootball was not so united. oventry went 26 Matches in their series with Aston Villa, 1937-88 withoutbeating them undee and Dundee United had the closest ground only 200 yards apart nglish Football League, formed in 1888, is generally accepted to be the firstofficially organised league competition in the world.
A Cup’s first Final was played in England in 1872 between Royal Engineersand Wanderers in front of 2,000 spectators. Wanderers ran out 1-0 winners lasgow Celtic were the first British team to win the European Cup oward Wilkinson was the last English manager who won Englands League Title n 1992 with the influx of megabucks from BSkyB (now called Sky TV), the topteams broke away to form their own league called the FA Premier League. immy McGrory holds the Scottish record at 410 goals for Celtic andClydebank, 1922-38 ahn is the only goalkeeper in the history of FIFA World to have won theGolden Ball trophy
ittle trinkets and scarves were the only sport memorabilia and teamrepresentation items until in 1977 were replaced by shirts. adagascan team Stade Olympique LEmryne scored 149 own goals againstchampions AS Adema in 2002. They repeatedly scored own goals in protest of a refereeingdecision in their previous game ovember 1872-the first international football match was playedbetween Scotland and England in Glasgow, Scotland in front of 4,000 spectators ut of the 18 world cups, South America and European countries have won 9titles each. No other continent has produced a world champion. reston North End were the very first winners of the Football LeagueChampionship
uiniou has a record for most refereed matches (8) in the FIFA World Cup onaldo, a Brazilian football player, has made the record for World Cupcareer goals – 15 goals heffield Football Club -- Sheffield FC -- founded in England in 1857, isrecognised by both the English FA and FIFA as being the oldest, continuously documentedfootball club in the world still playing Association Football. wenty red cards were shown during a 1993 game between SportivoAmeliano and General Caballero in Paraguay. we Seeler of West Germany and Pele of Brazil are the only two players tohave scored in four consecutive finals tournaments in 1958, 1962, 1966 & 1970
iktor Serebryanikov was substituted by Anatoli Puzach in 1970 MexicoWorld Cup- this was the first official substitution orld Cup’s first hat-trick was scored by Bert Patenaude of UnitedStates in a match against Paraguay in the 1930 anthi football club was renamed in 1991 in Scoda Xanthi footballclub because Scoda, a popular producer of vehicles, bought it ashin Award was first awarded for best goal keeper in 1994 aire, Greece, East Indies, Canada, China, Trinidad and Tobago are the sixcountries that has never scored a goal in the World Cup Konstantina BG