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

: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:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: A woman from Brazil named Silvija Greko won the FIFA Award for the Best Fan in the world in 2019. She used to take her blind son Nikolas to the matches of Palmeiras, a Brazilian club she supports, and used to tell him every detail of the matches so that Nikolas could follow the entire course of the game. :pleading_face:

The mother-son bond for the love of football! :heart::brazil:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW:

:black_small_square: Erling Haaland has 14 goals in 9 games.
:black_small_square: Robert Lewandowski has 12 goals in 9 games.

They were criticized upon their arrival and many were busy questioning them that they weren’t going to perform outside the Bundesliga. They are the best, most decisive strikers in the world today. :fire:

That’s how you silence the criticism against you. :clap::clap::clap:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: When Sadio Mane was at Liverpool:

:senegal: Sadio Mane’s Weekly Salary: £100,000

:england: Chamberlain’s Weekly Salary: £120,000

You don’t know what you have until you lose it… :broken_heart:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Erling Haaland scored 14 goals in 8 Premier League games, and is tied with Luis Suarez (2013 Season) for the most goals in an 8-game span in Premier League history. :fire:

Luis Suarez is undoubtedly one of the best strikers ever, yet so underrated! :uruguay::raised_hands:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: The unbelievable stats of Erling Haaland:

:austria: Salzburg: 29 goals in 27 matches

:de: Dortmund: 86 goals in 89 matches

:norway: Norway: 21 goals in 22 matches

:england: Man City: 17 goals in 11 matches

:soccer: 153 goals in 149 matches

He’s just not human. :exploding_head::fire:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga:

:black_medium_small_square: Games: 292
:black_medium_small_square: Goals: 311
:black_medium_small_square: Goal Ratio: 1.07

The highest goal ratio in the history of Europe’s top 5 leagues. :exploding_head::fire:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: In 2018, Lionel Messi got 77 Goals/Assists in all competitions and he still finished 5th in Ballon d’Or rankings. :flushed::fire:

He also did not lose a single league game in the 17/18 season. :eyes:

He is a victim of his own standards and greatness. :raised_hands::heart:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW:

:black_medium_small_square: Kaka never won the Libertadores. :x:
:black_medium_small_square: Ronaldo never won the Champions League. :x:
:black_medium_small_square: Ibrahimovic never won the Ballon d’Or. :x:
:black_medium_small_square: Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi have never won a World Cup. :x:

:black_medium_small_square: 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐨 won it all! :brazil::crown:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: If a player scores 50 goals for the next 16 seasons, they will have 800 career goals. :fire:

Cristiano Ronaldo has 817 career goals. :flushed:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW:

:black_medium_small_square: At 15, he was rejected by three clubs from trials, including Flamengo.
:black_medium_small_square: At 20, Juventude boss Ivo Wortmann converted Silva from midfielder to a defender.
:black_medium_small_square: At 22, he led Fluminense to a first ever Copa do Brasil title.
:black_medium_small_square: At 24, he was signed by AC Milan for €10 million.
:black_medium_small_square: At 26, he was Player of the Season as Milan won Serie A.
:black_medium_small_square: At 31, he captained PSG to a domestic quadruple.
:black_medium_small_square: At 34, he won his major honour for Brazil, the Copa America.
:black_medium_small_square: At 36, he led Chelsea Football Club through to the UEFA Champions League final where they beat Manchester City.
:black_medium_small_square: At 38, plays for Chelsea and Brazil at the highest level.

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


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW: Guardiola dominated the league so much that he created a coach and sold him his players to challenge him for the Premier League title… :eyes::joy:


:rotating_light:DID YOU KNOW:

PSG’s stats without Sergio Ramos since last season:

:black_medium_small_square: 13 Wins :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: 7 Draws :handshake:
:black_medium_small_square: 6 Losses :x:

PSG’s stats with Sergio Ramos since last season:

:black_medium_small_square: 25 Wins :white_check_mark:
:black_medium_small_square: 4 Draws :handshake:
:black_medium_small_square: 0 Loss :x:

PSG haven’t lost a single match yet when Ramos has played… :flushed::fire: