One of the best things about learning something new is being able to share that knowledge with others. And while some facts are weird and wonderful and others are totally useless.
There’s a whole category of trivia that is just so incredible you can’t resist asking everyone you meet “Did you know this?!” From Torres starting as a goalkeeper to Zlatan stealing a bike.
And for more facts that might shock you, check out these 15 Football Facts That Will Blow Your Mind. You’ll even be sure to impress everyone with your knowledge and have tons of fun while you’re at it, too!
We bet you didn’t know these…
🙆♀️1. Neymar has missed as many games as he has played for PSG.
🙆♀️2. Zlatan once stole his coach’s bike.
🙆♀️3. Fernando Torres was once a goalkeeper.
🙆♀️4. Lewandowski is the grandson of Hitler’s youngest sister, Paula Hitler.
🙆♀️5. Ronaldo and Messi have an age difference of 869 days same as their sons.
🙆♀️6. Liverpool was initially named Everton Athletics.
🙆♀️7. German club Wolfburg once had a manager called Wolfburg Wolf.
🙆♀️8. Giggs and Raul never had a red card in their careers.
🙆♀️9. No English manager has ever won the premier league.
🙆♀️10. Man City fills its stadium more than Liverpool and United.
🙆♀️11. Samuel Etoo was once the most paid footballer in the world.
🙆♀️12. Nigeria has more trophies than England.
🙆♀️13. The FIFA world cup trophy was once stolen in England.
🙆♀️14. There are more Portuguese-speaking people in Angola than in Portugal.
🙆♀️15. Murape Murape once stole buns from a Tuckshop.