⚽ “Did You Know” Unusual & Weird Football Facts That Are Totally Mind-Blowing!

Dutch football fan Arjan Wijngaard has collected 3,000 jerseys from across the world

He has been collecting shirts for the past 25 years, beginning with an Everton kit he was given in 1997, and he now boasts one of the largest, if not the largest, personal collections in Europe.

When asked about his hobby Arjan said “Of course, I liked football. That is an important thing if you want to collect shirts. There is no particular reason why I chose shirts, though. Some people choose scarves – I have some scarves as well because, if I can’t get a shirt when I visit a stadium or a game, I try to buy a scarf instead. Actually, maybe I should have chosen scarves or pins; they are a lot cheaper and don’t need that much space!”

“In general I like to collect shirts from clubs that are not very easy to find. However, there is one old FC Groningen shirt that is a favourite because it is a rare one – matchworn and almost 40 years old.”, said Arjan.


46 year old returns to professional football after 12-year ban for cocaine use

Francesco Flachi, appeared for fifth-tier outfit Signa 1914 in their 2-2 draw against Prato 2000 on Sunday afternoon.

Flachi spent all of his professional career playing in Serie A and Serie B, finding the back of the net 135 times for Fiorentina, Bari, Ancona, Sampdoria, Empoli and Brescia. He even won the Coppa Italia and Serie B twice - and represented Italy at youth level.

He received a 12-year ban by the Italian FA, effectively ending his playing career aged 34, or so everyone thought.

"This day cancels 12 years of disqualification. It is my rebirth. I hadn’t entered a proper 11-a-side football pitch for 12 years, but I am a man of football and I live for the emotions, which I had missed so much.” said Flachi.



4 Nuns playing football!

The passion and love towards football from Italy certainly knows no boundaries. In the video taken from one of the nearby balconies, four nuns were seen playing turf-based football. Despite their heavy attire they still managed to mesmerise the netizens with their skills.

As usual, fans replied to the video in their own hilarious ways. Some even challenging the biggest teams in the world to have a look at the nuns playing and take a leaf out of their book. A fan even went to the extent of comparing the “Nundesliga” to Bundesliga, the top tier in German football. :joy::joy:


Brazil legend Formiga became the first woman to have her footprints taken on Mineirão’s walk of fame.

She is the only player to ever compete in seven World Cups :clap:


In 2013, Red Bull Salzburg player Jonathan Soriano missed the first half of a match to attend the birth of his daughter.

He arrived in time for the second half and scored a hat-trick.




:rotating_light:DID YOU NOW:

:black_medium_small_square: Spain is the only country to have won 3 consecutive major competitions: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012. :trophy:

:black_medium_small_square: Real Madrid is the only club to have won 3 consecutive Champions Leagues (format since 1992): 2016, 2017 and 2018. :trophy:

Sergio Ramos is the only player to have achieved both feats. :heart_eyes::fire:

One of the best players in football history, Sergio Ramos! :raised_hands::es:


Ramires got a tattoo of that goal against Barcelona :blue_heart:


:rotating_light::rotating_light: THIS PHOTO IS GOATED. :camera_flash::heart_eyes::goat:


Portugal National Team Before Cristiano Ronaldo’s Debut :portugal: :

— Portugal Had Qualified for Only 3 FIFA World Cups in Their History :eyes:

— Portugal Had Qualified for Only 3 EUROS :eyes:

— Portugal Had Never WON an International Trophy :x:

— No Portuguese Player had Scored 50 International Goals in The History :x:

Portugal National Team After Cristiano Ronaldo’s Debut :portugal: :

— Portugal Have Qualified for Each & Every World Cup Played (5/5) :sunglasses:

— Portugal Have Qualified for Each & Every EUROs Played (5/5)

— Portugal Won The 2016 EUROs :trophy:

— Portugal Won The Inaugural UEFA Nations League Trophy :trophy:

— Cristiano Ronaldo Became The First Portuguese To score 50 International Goals in The History :goat:

— Cristiano Ronaldo Became The First European Player in The History to Score 100 International Goals :goat:

— Cristiano Ronaldo Became The All Time Top International Goal Scorer in The History of The Game :goat:



:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Brazil is the only country in football history to qualify for every FIFA World Cup. :brazil::trophy:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Cristiano Ronaldo during Real Madrid’s three consecutive Champions League Trophies:

:black_medium_small_square: Games - 38
:black_medium_small_square: Goal - 43
:black_medium_small_square: Assists - 12
:black_medium_small_square: Knock-out Goals - 21
:black_medium_small_square: Big Chances Created - 18
:black_medium_small_square: MOTM Awards - 14

You’ll never see a player winning three Champions League Trophies in a row with scoring more goals than games. :raised_hands::portugal:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Barcelona signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for $188m in 2018.

While on loan at Bayern in 2020, he scored twice against them in their 8-2 defeat, and won the Champions League.

Later they sold him to Aston Villa in 2022 for $21m with a $167m loss.

The worst transfer business in football history. :eyes::joy:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW:

:black_medium_small_square: He helped Montpelier in France to win the Ligue 1.
:black_medium_small_square: He helped Chelsea to win the Champions League.
:black_medium_small_square: He Helped France to win the World Cup.
:black_medium_small_square: He helped Chelsea to win the Europa League.
:black_medium_small_square: He helped AC Milan to win the league for the first time in 11 years.
:black_medium_small_square: Now he’s just 3 goals away from becoming France all-time topscorer.

Elite mentality, elite striker, this guy deserves a lot of Respect! :fr::heart:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: When Thiago Silva played for Porto, he was told by doctors that he would never play football again due to a disease called tuberculosis. :cry:

𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐯𝐚 [Silva’s Wife]: “Thiago spent almost one year in total at the hospital.” :broken_heart:

In 2006, Fluminense gave Thiago another chance to play football, three years later, he moved to Europe once again, this time joining AC Milan. :handshake:

12 years later, Thiago won Champions League trophy at the stadium of Porto. :white_check_mark:

What a turnaround of life by Thiago Silva, he just never gave up. :fire:

One of the best defenders of our generation, Thiago Silva! :raised_hands::brazil:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Most successful dribbles in Europe’s top 5 leagues since 2012:

:argentina: Lionel Messi - 1450+
:belgium: Eden Hazard - 990+
:brazil: Neymar Jr - 970+

Lionel Messi competes with the best goalscorers, playmakers and dribblers all at once. :raised_hands::argentina:


:argentina: Lionel Messi and his 39! casualties in the UEFA Champions League:

9 goals vs. :england: Arsenal
8 goals vs. :scotland: Celtic
8 goals vs. :it: Milan
7 goals vs. :de: Leverkusen
6 goals vs. :england: City
6 goals vs. :netherlands: Ajax
5 goals vs. :clipperton_island: Lyons
4 goals vs. :clipperton_island: PSG
4 goals vs. :greece: Panathinaikos
4 goals vs. :ru: Spartak Moscow
4 goals vs. :de: Bayern
4 goals vs. :netherlands: PSV
4 goals vs. :england: United
3 goals vs. :ukraine: APOEL
3 goals vs. :england: Chelsea
3 goals vs. :de: Stuttgart
3 goals vs. :denmark: Copenhagen
3 goals vs. :ukraine: Shakhtar
3 goals vs. :czech_republic: Pilzen
2 goals vs. :ukraine: Kyiv
2 goals vs. :it: Juventus
2 goals vs. :ceuta_and_melilla: Real Madrid
2 goals vs. :it: AS Roma
2 goals vs. :england: Tottenham
2 goals vs. :ukraine: BATE
2 goals vs. :england: Liverpool
2 goals vs. :de: Leipzig
2 goals vs. :belgium: Brujas
2 goals vs. :switzerland: Basel
1 goal vs. :portugal: Sporting CP
1 goal vs. :de: Werder Bremen
1 goal vs. :scotland: Rangers
1 goal vs. :de: Monchengladbach
1 goal vs. :greece: Olympiacos
1 goal vs. :czech_republic: Slavic Prague
1 goal vs. :de: BVB
1 goal vs. :it: Napoli
1 goal vs. :hungary: Ferencvaros
1 goal vs. :israel: Maccabi Haifa


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW:

:uruguay: Suarez best year - 78 G/A
:poland: Lewandowski best year - 80 G/A
:brazil: Neymar best year - 83 G/A
:portugal: Ronaldo best year - 84 G/A
:argentina: Messi 3rd best year - 90 G/A
:argentina: Messi 2nd best year - 95 G/A
:argentina: Messi best year - 113 G/A

Once in a lifetime player, Lionel Messi! :raised_hands::argentina:


:norway: Erling Haaland’s Incredible career stats:

:england: Manchester City: (10 Games/ 14 Goals)
:de: Borussia Dortmund: (89 Games/ 86 Goals)
:austria: Red Bull Salzburg: (27 Games/ 29 Goals)
:norway: Norway: (22 Games/ 21 Goals)

Unstoppable. :robot:


Clubs with the most Premier League goals of all time :lion: Man Utd at the top with 2193 goals and Arsenal (2034) have nearly caught up with Liverpool (2036)


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: In 2012, Luka Modric was named as the worst La Liga signing of the season by Marca. :eyes:

𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟐: “All I ask from the Madridistas is to give Luka Modric some time. The Santiago Bernabeu will fall in love with his class.” :fire:

10 years later, Luka Modric at Real Madrid:

:black_medium_small_square: 445 Games
:black_medium_small_square: 33 Goals
:black_medium_small_square: 74 Assists
:black_medium_small_square: 5x Champions League
:black_medium_small_square: 3x La Liga
:black_medium_small_square: 1x Ballon d’Or

One of the greatest players in Real Madrid’s history, Luka Modric! :croatia::heart:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Lionel Messi’s Records & Awards in 2019:

:black_medium_small_square: Ballon d’Or Winner :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Golden Boot Winner :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Best Playmaker Award :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Pichichi Winner :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Laliga Player of the Season :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: FIFA the Best Men’s Player :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: UCL Forward of the Year :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Most Hat-tricks :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Most Free-Kick Goals :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Most Goals/Assists :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: Most MOTM Winner :white_check_mark:

Messi’s 2019 will never be repeated in football history. :soccer::fire:

Nobody in football will ever be able to reach this level of dominance in a single year. :raised_hands::argentina: