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Soccer Trivia Fun Facts

It is football for some countries and soccer for others, but it's still one sport that gets half of the world's population seated to watch a game.

Fans are sitting on the edge of their seat during playoffs, club seasons, and international meet. Our soccer trivia fun facts have had active fans wondering how they missed it.

Soccer Fun Facts

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Dundee United has played Barcelona four times in professional fixtures and beaten them every time.
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An asteroid discovered by astronomer Ian Griffin in 1998 was named after Arsene Wenger, coach of his favorite team, Arsenal.
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Three men have won the World Cup as a player and a manager: Brazil's Mario Zagallo, Germany's Franz Beckenbauer, and France's Didier Deschamps.
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Real Madrid has won the Champions League 13 times, more than any other team.
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Although he has played for Barcelona in Spain for his entire career, Lionel Messi is actually Argentinean.
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David Beckham's Inter Miami CF is scheduled to start playing in the MLS in 2020.
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The England women's team is nicknamed the Lionesses after the Three Lions work on the shirt of both male and female teams.
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Wayne Rooney played for DC United from 2018 to 2019, scoring 23 goals in 48 games.
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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is now the manager of his home country of Wales. Under him, Wales have qualified for the European Cup in 2020.
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Jose Mourinho has won the Champions League twice, with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.

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