Stunning Football Facts


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1. On average, football players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
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2. More than 1 in 20 football injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.
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3. The first football rulebook in Argentina stated that a player who had been fouled could accept an apology rather than involve the referee.
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4. After almost every successful touchdown drive the Panthers make at home, the players give away the football to a kid in the stands.
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5. In 1910 football teams were penalised 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.
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6. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
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7. Blond footballers are 15% more likely to score in penalty shootouts than dark-haired ones.

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