Fans Share Football Facts That Sound Fake But are Actually True

Fans Share Football Facts That Sound Fake But are Actually True

Isaac Darko
June 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM
  • Fans have shared football facts that sound weird but are true
  • The conversation was started by a Twitter user
  • Sports Brief has captured some of the discussion

Fans have resorted to social media to name football facts that sound incredibly fake but are actually true.

With most of the European leagues ending, many fans have come up with some threads on Twitter sharing interesting facts about the events in the beautiful game's history.

Fans Share Football Facts That Sound Fake But are Actually True
Balotelli, Ibrahimovic and Mourinho form part of the weirdest football facts. Credit: @ChaaliiyKay
Source: Twitter

One such fan @ChaaliiyKay started a discussion on Twitter by asking folks to share footballing facts that sounded fake but are factually correct.

A whole host of mad facts about many different players and teams surfaced, and Sports Brief brings ten of the very best.

Mario Balotelli

Balotelli’s only Premier League assist was for Sergio Aguero’s title-winning goal vs QPR in 2012, GMS reported.

If you are only going to get one assist in the Premier League, make sure it comes for the most dramatic goal in its history. Well played, Mario.

Real Madrid

Los Blancos have won the Copa Del Rey on 19 occasions, but their 1980 triumph is infamous because their opponents in their final were Real Madrid Castilla, who they beat 6-1 at the Bernabeu.

Hugo Sanchez

He scored 38 La Liga goals for Real Madrid in the 89/90 season. The incredible thing about this stat is not the number of goals scored but the fact that the legendary Mexican striker scored every single one with his first touch. Extraordinary.

Philip Lahm

Philip Lahm didn't concede a Bundesliga foul for 13 months. Between September 2014 and October 2015, the German legend wasn't penalised for a foul once.

The Bayern Munich icon also never received a red card as a professional footballer. This is remarkable for a defender who played over 750 times in his career.

Jose Mourinho

The AS Roma gaffer once went nine years without losing a home game in the league. The Portuguese gaffer's incredible record started with Porto on March 16, 2002.

His unbeaten streak at home in the league lasted for 151 games until his Real Madrid side were beaten 1-0 by Sporting Gijon.

Kingsley Coman

The speedy Frenchman has won the league title in every year as a professional footballer. Coman won league titles with Paris Saint-Germain in 2012/13 and 2013/14.

He then won Serie A with Juventus in 2014/15. The winger moved to Bayern Munich in 2015 and has won seven consecutive league titles with the German club.

Gary Lineker

He never received a yellow card in his career. The England legend's perfect disciplinary record means he has visited the loo more at stadiums than he has had cards in his decorated career.

Lineker scored 331 goals, including 283 goals at club level and never got a yellow or red card.

Theo Walcott

The Englishman has more Champions League goals than many world-class players. Walcott scored 15 Champions League goals during his time at Arsenal.

That's more than Ronaldo Nazario (14), Zinedine Zidane (14), Michael Owen (14), David Villa (14) and Carlos Tevez (13).


There was a period where La Roja dominated international football and won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa under Vicente del Bosque. However, you might be surprised to learn they only scored eight goals on their way to victory.

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