SPORTS: TOP TEN FOOTBALL FACTS FOR THIS WEEK

1. Arsenal is the first English team to beat Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena and AC Milan at San Siro.

2. When Raul Gonzalez played his last game with Real Madrid after 16 seasons, one of the linesmen of the game cried and hugged him.

3. Dondinho (Pele’s father) scored 893 goals in 775. He once scored 5 headers in one match.

4. Iker Casillas was so young when he broke into his first team at Real Madrid that he had to use public transport to get to the training sessions because he was too young to hold a driver’s license.

5. If a team wins 3 Bundesliga titles, they have 1 star, if a team wins 5 Bundesliga titles, they have 2 stars, if a team wins 10 Bundesliga titles, they have 3 stars and if a team wins 20 Bundesliga titles, they have 4 stars.

6. The longest serving manager in English football history is Fred Everiss who was appointed as Westbromwich Albion manager in 1902 and lasted 46 seasons.

7. David Batty is the only English player to appear for 3 different Premier League teams in the Champions League.

8. Johan Cruyff, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo Nazario De Lima are the only players to win the Ballon d’Or with two different teams.

9. Robbie Fowler is the only player to score three perfect hat-tricks (one header, one left and one right) in the Premier League.

10. Iker Casillas is the first captain to win eight major trophies- The Club World Cup, La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup, Champions League, European Championships and World Cup.

ADELEKE KAZEEM 

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