1. The biggest football crowd recorded was 199,954 at the 1950 World Cup final – Brazil vs Uruguay.
2. First televised football match on BBC featured Arsenal vs Arsenal Reserves.
3. Football players run an average of 6 miles during every game.
4. The largest football made from artificial leather measures 8m (26ft 3in) in diameter and was made in Mexico in 2006.
5. The tallest player in the Euro’s 2016 was Costel Pantilimon from Romania, measuring 2.03 m tall! That’s taller that the deep end of a swimming pool.
6. Pele was the youngest ever World Cup winner, picking up the gold in 1958 at just 17 years 249 days.
7. Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is the only player to be sent off in a World Cup final…..on his birthday. The Italian received a red in their second round victory against Nigeria on his 28th Birthday.
8. Stefan Schwarz had the most bizarre clause inserted in his player contract. When signing for Sunderland in 1999, the Swede was banned from travelling into space!