Football has always been regarded as one of the best sports in the World. In this article, we will be talking about some interesting facts that have happened in the history of football since its invention in Europe.
Alvin Martin scored a hat-trick against three different goalkeepers in a single match
Back in 1986, Martin was able to make this happen while putting on the West Ham jersey in a match against Newcastle. He bagged the first goal against Martin Thoma, who was later forced off the pitch right after succumbing to an injury. He scored his second goal of the match against defender Chris Hedworth, who manned the goalpost but was also forced off with an injury.
Martin’s third goal, to make it a hat-trick, was scored against Peter Beardsley, after replacing Hedworth as the goalkeeper. The match ended with the Hammers achieving an 8-1 win against the Magpies that day. And Alvin Martin was a pivotal contributor in the match, with Party poker bonus code offering interesting odds for the fans.
Aston Villa was much successful that Manchester United before Alex Ferguson took charge at Old Trafford
Before a new era dawned on Manchester United in 1986, Aston Villa used to be regarded as a top club in the league having won seven league titles, seven FA Cups, three League Cups, one European Cup and one European Super Cup. Back then the Red Devils have won 7 League titles, six FA Cups, 1 European Cup, and a Cup Winners Cup. In terms of trophies won Aston Villa succeeded the Red devils in 18-15 scoreline.
Jimmy Rimmer is the first and only player to have won the European Cup winner’s medal with two different Premier League clubs
Rimmer, being a goalkeeper, was not a first-choice goalkeeper for Manchester United back in 1968 as he was seated on the bench as he watched his team beat Benfica in a 4-1 victory in the final. Rimmer moved to Aston Villa, where he was regarded as a first-choice goalkeeper. He started in the European Cup winner’s final against Bayern Munich, which ended in a 1-0 victory against the German giants.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic played for six European clubs with Champions League titles but has never lifted any
Swedish legend, Ibrahimovic is quite a famous name in the world of football, he is known everywhere. Being a striker, he has played for Ajax, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, AC Milan, and Manchester United, all of which have won the UEFA Champions League titles. But he has never lifted the trophy despite traveling all around Europe.
Mark Hughes once played for Bayern Munich and Wales on the same day
Founded in 1857, English Sheffield Football Club is the first football club in the World.