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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Among the main commercial equipment used in football are helmets, shoulder pads, cleats, pants, mouth guards and footballs. Pads to protect the thigh, knee and hip are also major pieces of equipment.
A:AYSO, the American Youth Soccer Organization, charges its registered member organizations a fee of $17.50 per player, as of 2015. This is the only direct fee associated with joining the AYSO. However, teams may incur other costs during the registration process, such as those associated with securing a playing field.
A:While it often takes a backseat to the FIFA World Cup, soccer is an Olympic event. The sport has been included in the modern Olympic Summer Games each year except 1896 and 1932; the women's event was added to the Olympic slate in 1996.