Match! Incredible Stats and Facts

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Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 21.04.2016
ISBN: 9781509825004
Number of pages: 240

Synopsis

Over a thousand jaw-dropping stats and crazy facts from the makers of the UK's best football magazine! Match! Incredible Stats and Facts is packed full of brilliant facts, stats, lists and records from fastest goals to top scorers and most red cards to tallest stars in the Premier League. Includes amazing player facts, bonkers football injuries, biggest transfer fees, fantastic footie legends, trophy trivia, stunning stadiums, incredible strange-but-true revelations, all the firsts, and the fastest, tallest, boldest facts about the Champions League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the World Cup.

*Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King holds the record for the quickest Premier League goal. He scored ten seconds after kick-off in a match against Bradford in the 2000/01 season.

*Brazilian legend, Pelé, scored ninety-two hat-tricks, four goals on thirty-one occasions, five goals six times, and once bagged eight goals in a game!

*Sergio Batista (1986) and Gennaro Gattuso (2006) are apparently the only two players to have won the World Cup while sporting a full beard.