6 amazing facts in the history of football, number one will get you thinking


Check out 6 Amazing facts in football history.

1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played for six clubs that have won the Champions League, but he has never actually won the trophy for himself.

The Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club AC Milan and Sweden national team, the striker have played for Ajax, Milan, Manchester United, Juventus Inter Milan and Barcelona. But despite playing for all these great clubs, he has never won a Champions League trophy.

2. Mark Hughes once played for Wales and Bayern Munich on the same day.

Mark Hughes had just sign for Bayern Munich and he was due to play for Wales in the Euro 1988 qualifier. After he finished playing for Wales, he then flew to the Bayern Munich game against Monchengladbach. But before he got there, he had already missed the first half so he played in the second half. Bayern munich won.

3. Gluseppe Bergomi played four World cups, but did not appear in any qualifier.

The former Inter Milan defender played for Italy at the 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1998 respectively. In 1982, he played for Italy as an 18-year old, a late addition to the Italy team, then in 1986, Italy qualified as holders. In 1990, italy were the host and in 1998 where had a surprising call up to tye national squad.

4. Alvin Martin once scored a hat-trick against three different goalkeepers.

The West Ham defender achieved this feat, while playing against Newcastle in the Premier League 1986. His first goal came against Martin Thomas, who was an actual goalkeeper but was forced off with injury then Martin scored against the next goalkeeper, Chris Hedworth who was later forced out due to injury and finally Peter who was next, making it three different goalkeepers and West Ham won by 8 goals to 1.

5. Clive Allen ended the 1979/80 season at QPR and began the following campaign at Crystal Palace, after Arsenal had made him a costliest teenager in football during the summer.

Having scored 28 goals for QPR in the second division, Arsenal paid £1.25m for Allen, but he played three seasons friendlies before he moved to Crystal Palace. He later joined Tottenham and enjoyed huge success as he scored 49 goal in a season.

6. Before Sir Alex Ferguson took over at Manchester United, Aston Villa were more successful than the reds.

Sir Alex Ferguson took over at Manchester United in 1986, at which Aston Villa had won 7 premier league titles, 7 FA cups, 3 league cups and the European cup. Meanwhile, Manchester United had only won 7 premier league titles, 6 FA cups, European cup and cup winners cup. Making 18-15 in terms of major honours.

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