These are some of my favourite football facts! I will aim to update this list frequently as I discover new and interesting things about the sport!
- Football is the most watched and played sport on the planet!
- In July, 1950, 199,854 people attended a football match in Rio de Janeiro between Uruguay and Brazil. This is the most people to ever attend a football match!
- It wasn’t until 1913 that goalkeepers were made to wear different coloured shirts.
- Football players will, on average, run six miles during each game!
- The Women’s World Cup final attracted a television audience of 40 million people.
- India refused to play in the World Cup in 1950 because they were refused permission to play barefoot.
- A football was used to play the first ever game of basketball.