Interesting Facts about some famous Footballers which will make you respect them even more!
What are some interesting facts about some famous footballers?
- When Drogba helped Ivory Coast to qualify for World Cup 2006. He challenged president Gbagbo to end the civil war. He made a desperate plea to the combatants, asking them to lay down their arms. The plea was answered with a ceasefire after five years of civil war.
- He has an IQ of 150, which puts him in the top 0.5% of the world population and at a genius level. Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160. William Shockley had an IQ of 129, to give some perspective. Lampard also has 12 GCSE’s, all either A or A*. He has an A* in Latin.
- Perhaps one of the greatest footballers played in FIFA world cups, Socrates was also a qualified doctor and not only he had that, he also had a major doctorate degree in Philosophy. He is considered one of the best athletes on planet.
- Paper napkin was used to sign his first contract for FC Barcelona! FC Barcelona sporting director Carles Rexach was so impressed with Messi’s skills that he wanted to make a contract immediately and there was no paper available at that time.
- His 2005 international debut lasted 47 seconds when he received a red card after coming on as a substitute.
- Messi has been a very shy person right from his childhood and this trait continues even now as a footballer. Most the important messages that have to be delivered to him and received from him take place via SMS.
- After scoring a goal, Messi typically celebrates in a calm and composed manner by simply raising both hands in the air. This gesture is to pay tribute to his grandmother who was very close to him. She passed away when he was just 10. Messi believes she is still up there and watching.
- He has a burger named after him in a French café: Le.Zlatan is a mammoth burger and described by the creator as one that “stands out from the crowd”, much like the man himself. The burger contains 600 grams of beef and is topped with bacon, cheddar, emmental, auvergne blue and onions,and it is so large that the bun has to be made especially in the café. The menu states that “even Chuck Norris couldn’t fit it in his mouth”; sounds like a challenge for “The Zlatan”.
- At 10 he was used as a second half sub and scored 8 goals. Playing for his local team FBK Balkan when he was 10, Zlatan was brought on as a second half sub as his team were trailing 5-0. A very young Ibrahimovic would turn the game on its head, scoring a remarkable eight, that’s right,eight second half goals to win the game 8-5. That’s a young trait of a champion footballer.