With 15 goals, Brazilian superstar Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the World Cup. According to FIFA, Ronaldo accomplished this feat in 19 matches spread over three editions of the World Cup — 1998, 2002 and 2006.
A:FIFA is an acronym for "Fédération Internationale de Football Association," or "International Federation of Association Football" in English. It is the world's foremost governing body of association football, known popularly as soccer or simply football. It also oversees futsal and beach soccer.
A:With 15 goals, Brazilian superstar Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the World Cup. According to FIFA, Ronaldo accomplished this feat in 19 matches spread over three editions of the World Cup — 1998, 2002 and 2006.
A:A soccer field is called a "pitch" because the British definition of the word, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is "a playing field." Soccer was created in England, and while it has become popular among U.S. soccer fans to adopt the term, it is simply the British version of "field."
A:With seven wins overall as of 2014, Chelsea Football Club is one of the most successful clubs in England's FA Cup history. Chelsea F.C.'s success in the FA Cup began in 1970, though it took nearly 30 more years to get its second cup victory in 1997.
A:The acronym "FIFA" is expanded into English as, "International Federation of Association Football." FIFA is the governing property of football internationally for both men and women who play the sport.
A:As of 2014, there are 20 football teams in the English Premier League. Each team has to play all other teams twice during the course of a season. After 38 games, the team with the most points is the champion.
A:Manchester United Football Club is widely regarded as the most-successful football club in England. As of 2014, the club has captured the Premier League's top division 13 times in its 22-year existence, with five runner-up finishes.
A:As of September 2014, the fastest ever recorded speed of a kicked soccer ball was 131 miles per hour. The speed came from a free kick made by Ronnie Heberson of Lisbon's Club Sporting in a 2006 game.
A:Under the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation, a hockey team is allowed to have up to 20 players with an additional two goalkeepers. Each team is also allowed to have up to six team officials on the bench, though these officials do not participate in gameplay.
A:As of March 2014, the Chelsea Football Club has won five league titles. The team also won six European trophies, seven FA cups, four league cups, four community shields and four youth cups throughout its history.
A:Most European professional players average about six miles during a soccer game; however, this figure varies depending on the position played and general fitness of each player, according to Dr Don Kirkendall. Much of this distance consists of low-intensity jogging or walking.
A:Chelsea Football Club does not have an official motto. The Latin phrase, nisi Dominus frustra, unless God be with us, all will be in vain, was once part of the club crest, but it is no longer in use.
A:The football team Arsenal has won the league 13 times. Arsenal first won the English league in the 1930 and 31 season and last earned the title during the 2003 and 2004 season. The club's most successful period was during the 1930s, in which it picked up five league championships.
A:The availability of free recreational soccer programs for kids varies by location, but most states do offer such programs. For example, New York City offers free instructional soccer games and clinics through NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
A:The game of soccer was invented in China during the fourth century BC. While the game was different to its modern day form, two opposing teams tried to kick a ball made of feathers and hair between two poles.
A:Make football gloves sticky again by machine washing them. Many football gloves' stickiness is refreshed after being washed because dirt and grime are removed. The stickiness of football gloves is also enhanced when the gloves are spit on or wiped with a moist towel.