Who doesn’t like to have gossip about football, as it is the most popular sport. Today I will bring you a little trivia on Football, the more unusual the better. These buzzier and unusually surprising facts hold the 100% truth. Without any delay, Let’s take a look at the top 5 Surprising Facts in Football:
Theo Walcott scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane
That’s Insanely surprising If we look at the players we are mentioning. Zidane and Ronaldo Both have an extraordinary careers but ex-Arsenal wingers have scored more Champions League.
He scores 16 goals in Champions League, playing from Arsenal. However, Zidane & Ronaldo Never score more than 15.
Real Madrid didn’t win a European Cup for 32 years
13 times UEFA Champions League winners (most by any club) once failed to win the Cup for 32 years.
After their 1996 cup victory, Los Blancos went to the European cup drought for 32 years. They won the cup in 1998.
Dundee United have a 100% record against Barcelona
Dundee United is currently in the Scottish second-tier League. However, whenever the Scottish club met Barcelona, they eventually managed to defeat them.
Dundee United met and beat Barcelona in 1967 in the Inter-City Fairs Cup. 20 years later, they faced off in the UEFA Cup. This time, they progressed 3-1 on aggregate.
Alvin Martin once scored a hat-trick against three different goalkeepers
The defender achieved the feat playing for West Ham against Newcastle in 1986. His first goal came against Martin Thomas, who was an actual keeper but was forced off with an injury.
Martin then scored against Chris Hedworth, who also injured himself. Peter Beardsley was the next keeper in line. Martin scored again and the Hammers won 8-1.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played for six clubs that have won the Champions League, but he has never actually won the trophy himself
The striker has been at Ajax, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Milan, Man United but never won the champions league. Barca won the treble in 2009 and he joined them in the summer from Inter Milan.
However, Inter Milan won the treble in 2010 and He left Barcelona in the summer. Next year, Barcelona again won the Champions league and Ibra was at Ac Milan.
History is filled with such Surprising Facts in Football.