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5 Unbelievable goalscorers that you have probably never heard of

Josef Bican The Vienna-born forward was part of the legendary Austrian Wunderteam of the 1930s and scored goals for fun. Bican’s goal tally reads an astonishing 805 over the course of his career and that too at a scarcely-believable rate of 1.52 goals per game. It is no wonder then that the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) ...

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Five players who played beyond the age of 40

The 2015/16 season was one of the best of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career. He helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and then captained the Portugal national team to a triumphant 2016 European Championship campaign in France, delivering his country its first ever major international honour in football. On the back of his success, he has signed a new five-year deal ...

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Five football records that may never be broken

Five successive European Cup wins For the first five years of the beginning of the European Cup in the 1955/56 season, Real Madrid were virtually unbeatable as they racked up five successive titles. With a team that comprised the likes of all-time greats like Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas and Francisco Gento, Los Blancos swatted aside all comers to dominate ...

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Greatest Underdog Stories: American Samoa win their first match

During the Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) qualification rounds for the 2002 World Cup, the tiny Polynesian island nation American Samoa was to play a match against the mighty Australia in New South Wales. The result of the match was never in doubt considering American Samoa had never won a competitive match and Australia were the clear favourites from the Oceania ...

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5 players who played for more than one national team

Luis Monti The midfielder, whose extensive coverage of the pitch earned him the nickname ‘double wide’ remains the only footballer in the world to have played two World Cup finals with two different national teams. Monti was part of the Argentina national team at the inaugural World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay when La Albiceleste finished on the losing side ...

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5 players who won both World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or

Lothar Matthaus (Ballon d’Or 1990; FIFA World Player of the Year 1991) The Germany legend was the first recipient of the FIFA World player of the Year award which came into existence in 1991. The defensive midfielder, who was singled out by Diego Maradona as the toughest player he ever faced, was plying his trade at the time for Inter ...

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Top national teams with most Ballon d’Or winners

Germany and the Netherlands (7) The two rival nations have been the most dominant at the Ballon d’Or awards with their players collecting seven gongs each. For Germany the first win came from Gerd Muller, who claimed the award in 1970. Franz Beckenbauer won it twice in the 1970s before Karl-Heinz Rummenigge won it back-to-back in 1980 and 1981. Lothar ...

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Top 6 Soccer Jersey Retired by clubs

Bobby Moore (Wes Ham United, #6) Bobby Moore is regarded amongst the greatest players to have ever adorned the Three Lions as well as the Hammers jersey. He was the captain of the England national team as they went on to win their only World Cup in 1966. The defender spent 16 years at Upton Park and is regarded amongst ...

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Francesco Totti: All major records and trophies

Every little kid dreams of becoming a great like the guy on the poster adoring his wall. When that little kid kicks a ball with friends in the park, when he makes a picture of himself scoring a match winning goal in the arts class, and when he lies on the bed before sleep takes him over. Not every kid ...

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PSG and Barcelona’s unbeaten record not impressive enough

Last week Paris Saint Germain broke the French record for the longest unbeaten record. The Ligue 1 champions haven’t lost in 34 games but they are still way behind from becoming one of the most unbeatable league sides in Europe. Now, Barcelona have beaten their previous club record of staying unbeaten for 28 games with a 1 – 1 draw ...

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