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Tottenham managed to win 31 league games in 1960-61 season setting a record for the most league wins in one season?


Diego Maradona was only 16 when he made his debut for Argentina?


Goalies didn't have to wear different coloured shirts from their team-mates until 1913.


Fulham and Queens Park Rangers were once denied a merger by the Football League Management Committee?


Eusebio scored 46 goals in the European Cup for Benfica.


Norwich City finished 3rd in the English Premier League in the 1992-93 season with a minus goal difference?


Liverpool went 85 competitive first team games at home unbeaten, between January 23 1978 (when they lost 3-2 to Birmingham City) and January 31 1981 (when they lost 2-1 to Leicester City). This comprised 63 league games, 9 League Cup games, 7 European games and 6 FA Cup matches.


Chris Woods once went 1196 minutes without conceding a goal while at Rangers, from between November 26 1986 and January 31 1987.


In the 1964-65 season in Scotland the championship came down to the final game of the season between Hearts and Kilmarnock. Kilmarnock needed to win, and they did so by 2 goals to nil!


Ryan Giggs' dad was a professional Rugby League player


England's first live TV match was a derby between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers?


In the 1898-99 season Liverpool and Sheffield United took 3 replays to decide their FA Cup semi final. The first game was 2-2 at Nottingham, the second 4-4 at Bolton, then the third at Fallowfield in Manchester had to be abandoned after a first half that lasted 105 minutes because the ground was too small for the 30,000 fans there and they kept spilling onto the pitch. Liverpool were leading 1-0 but when they tried for a fourth time the Blades won 1-0.


Walter Smith won his first Scottish Championship after being in charge of Rangers for only 4 games?


Kevin Keegan's first name is really Joseph.


Marcel Desailly played in 3 consecutive European Cup Finals? (1993, 1994 and 1995)


Ipswich Town didn't play their first league game until 1938.


Alan Ball was the first player to play a 100 league games for 4 different clubs?


That Joe Payne of Luton Town scored 10 (yes ten) goals in 1 match against Bristol Rovers in April 1936!


That ex-Scotland and Rangers defender Richard Gough was born in Sweden.


That Andy Gray only scored 7 goals for Scotland.


When England played Malta in 1971, the ball did not cross the England
goal-line once in the entire 90 mins, because the game was so one-sided.
Gordon Banks didn't have any shots to save, either!


A 1984 match between Sheffield Utd and Oldham was postponed when a
war-time bomb was found near Bramall Lane.


Everton used to play at Anfield.


In 1986, West Ham defender Alvin Martin, scored a hat-trick against three
different goalkeepers, against Newcastle, as each one was replaced,
eventually leaving Peter Beardsley to concede Martin's third.

In the space of 5 mins at Sunderland in November 1998, Barnsley striker
Ashley Ward scored, missed a penalty and was sent off.


Dundee Utd's Premier Reserve match with Dunfermline at Arbroath in 1998
was abandoned after 90 seconds because of high winds.


In 1973, the entire Galilee team spent the night in jail for kicking their
opponents during an Israeli League game.


In the 1940's when Bolton arrived to play Middlesborough without any shin
pads, the trainer went out and bought 22 romantic paperback novels as
replacements!


David Beckham played up front at the start of his Manchester United career? And that Ruud Van Nistelrooy started out as a sweeper for his local village side, Nooit Gedacht?


The first ever penalty was scored against Accrington Stanley, for Wolverhampton Wanderers, by John Heath in September 1891?


Anfield was the first venue for Match of the Day? The cameras were there on 22 August 1964 and recorded Liverpool beating Arsenal 3-2, the first goal ever seen on the programme was scored by Roger Hunt.


Harry Kewell could have chosen to play for England at international level? His dad was born in England which makes him eligible for England. When he was 12 he said he wanted to play for England someday!!


Newcastle United is an amalgamation of two clubs - Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End? They combined in 1892.


Celtic have never been relegated? Well, they have only been in the league since 1890!


That Juventus wear black and white stripes in imitation of Notts County?


That Arsenal sold Andy Cole to Bristol City for £500,000 in March 1992?


That in 1937, the then superstar of English football, Sir Stanley Matthews, earnt just £8 a week?


In 1927 Stockport County accepted a bid of 3 full freezers of ice cream, from Manchester United for half-back, Hughie McLenahan?


That the first ever Liverpool team never had a single Englishman in it? - And we thought foreign imports to our game were a new problem!!

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