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Popular sports facts are a great way to increase your knowledge about your favorite sports if you're interested in sports. There are all kinds of cool sports facts out here, and the truth is that some of them might surprise you!

Do you know where the most significant football ground is located? There are many such fun facts about some of the most popular sports that you will find here. Continue reading and get to know some fascinating facts about different sports.

Popular Sports Fun Facts

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At the age of 75, Al Arbor became the oldest man to have coached an NHL game on 3 November 2007. He coached the same team for 1500 games which is a world record.
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James Naismith, a professor and the instructor of physical education in Canada, is credited with having invented the Basketball game in December 1891.
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The Philadelphia Phillies were defeated by the New York Giants on September 28, 1919, in just 51 minutes making it the shortest game in the history of Major League Baseball.
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The football game is played between two teams, each having 11 players who play inside a rectangular field. American football has evolved from the game of soccer and rugby.
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A soccer field is called a pitch. The soccer field got this name because, in earlier times, soccer was played on cricket fields. In cricket - the field name is "cricket pitch".
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In Basketball, "Pass" is the term used to refer to throwing rolling, or batting the ball to another player. Basketball is played on a rectangular court with 2 teams each having 5 players.
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Martin Johnson, who was the captain of England’s rugby team when they won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, is considered one of the greatest locks in the game.
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The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium that is located in Pyongyang city of North Korea, is the largest football stadium in the world. It has a seating capacity of 114,000 people. It is actually a multi-purpose stadium.
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Tom King was the goalkeeper of Newport County when playing against Cheltenham Town on 19 January 2021 shot from his penalty area to score a goal at a distance of 96.01 meters (105 yards) which is now a Guinness record.
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In the late 1800s, the game of table tennis that we know today was recognized by the name Whiff-Whaff. It came to be known as table tennis in the 19th century.

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