Fact of the Week
Players first wore names on the backs of their shirts in the League Cup and FA Cup Finals of 1992-93.
Can’t get enough footie? Well here are some juicy facts for you to test your knowledge with. Check back next month for more new facts to wow your mates with!
Did you Know?
The only club to have had to move because their stadium was engulfed by lava from a volcano is IB Vestmannaeyjar of Iceland in 1973. It was two years before Vestmannaeyjar reclaimed their stadium and returned home.
On 26 August 2007, the game between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium featured only two British players – Micah Richards and Michael Johnson (both English, both for Manchester City).
The first Match of the Day was broadcast on 20 August 1964. It featured highlights of a single game, Liverpool v. Arsenal (3–2) from Anfield.
Grimsby Town hold the record of having been relegated more times than any other English club.
Aston Villa’s first ever match as a club was in 1874; their opponents were Aston Brook St Mary’s rugby team. The game had a first half of rugby and a second half of football!