Messi, Ronaldo and Zlatan feature in fan-named football facts

twitter user @RandomFtblFacts asked fans to send them random football facts and reposted the best ones to their account.

Facts about Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Eric Cantona have all been featured.

We have named some of the best random football facts that have been released so far below…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played professional football over 4 different decades – @TheVirgilEra

Zlatan debuted in the 1990s with Malmo FF. Now 40 years old, he is still going strong at AC Milan.

Jamie Vardy joined the Premier League aged 27 but still has more Premier League goals than Cristiano Ronaldo, Cantona and Mo Salah – @PrimeEbimbe

This speaks to the quality of Jamie Vardy. His 133 goals are more than Ronaldo (102), Salah (120) and Cantona (70).

Philipp Lahm went 13 months without committing a fault – @utvnoah

Lahm was a defender but was foul-free for just over a year. Ridiculous.

Philipp Lahm in action for Bayern Munich
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 25: Philipp Lahm of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Eidur Gudjohnsen made his debut for Iceland as a substitute against Estonia in 1996, the person he replaced was his father, Arnor. – @avfcIewis

A day the Gudjohnsen family will never forget.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic played for six clubs that won the UCL but he never won one himself. – @derrygomes67

Another crazy stat from Zlatan. Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, ​​AC Milan and Manchester United have all won at least one Champions League, but not when Zlatan played for them.

Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick for Arsenal won the FIFA Puskas Award, but not the Premier League Goal of the Month. – @ChrisHorton94

Giroud’s unreal scorpion kick against Crystal Palace in January 2017 won the Puskas award in 2017. Andy Carroll’s scissor kick for West Ham won the Premier League Goal of the Month.

Antoine Griezmann’s 3 children were born on April 8 but in different years – @pk_14dk

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Very strange. Griezmann’s children, Mia (2016), Alba (2021) and Amaro (2022) were all born on April 8.

Iñaki Williams hasn’t missed a La Liga game since 2016 – @leorma10

What a sequence. Williams’ last missed game was in April 2016 when he missed Atletico Madrid with a thigh injury.

Inaki Williams in action for Athletic Bilbao
VALENCIA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 19: Inaki Williams of Athletic Club looks on during the La Liga Santander match between Levante UD and Athletic Club at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on November 19, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Bas Dost has scored 45 first touchdown goals in a row – @sloman_sam

The Dutchman scored 45 first-touch goals from March 2017 to April 2018. Deadly.

The difference between Messi’s age and Ronaldo’s age is 869 days, the same difference between Messi’s son and Ronaldo’s son – @K0UND3

Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 while Messi was born on June 24, 1987, a difference of 869 days. It’s the same difference between Ronaldo Jr (June 17, 2010) and Thiago Messi (November 2, 2012).

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Buffon played with Enrico Chiesa and his son, Federico Chiesa – @PatrikRakic

A statistic that shows the incredible longevity of Buffon. He played with Enrico at Parma and Federico at Juventus.

Gary Lineker has gone through his entire career without receiving a booking@TransferWestHam

Lineker actually won the FIFA Fair Play Award for never receiving a yellow card.

Christian Benteke has more Premier League goals than Eric Cantona – @Andrew_Gibson6

Benteke has scored 86 Premier League goals in his career, 16 more than Cantona has achieved.

Christian Benteke
DUBLIN, IRELAND – MARCH 26: Christian Benteke of Belgium looks on prior to the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Belgium at Aviva Stadium on March 26, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Denmark failed to qualify for Euro 1992 and they won it anyway – @iamfarabi24

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Denmark did not qualify for Euro 1992 as they finished second in their group. But they got a reprieve when they took Yugoslavia’s place in the competition, which was disqualified following the country’s breakup. Denmark won the competition.

Theo Walcott has more Champions League goals than Zinedine Zidane – @lfckostas

Walcott has more Champions League goals (15) than Ronaldo Nazario (14), Zinedine Zidane (14), Michael Owen (14), David Villa (14) and Carlos Tevez (13).

Motherwell FC have won a Copa del Rey final – @adamgrundyy

Motherwell, a Scottish club, was invited to participate in the Spanish Cup in 1927. They beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the final. They are the only foreign team to have won the competition.

Mario Balotelli’s only assist at Manchester City was his assist to Aguero, for the title-winning goal in 2012 –
@A7XEM

What a time to get your only Premier League help. As of 2022, Balotelli is also the only Italian player to have won the Premier League.

Kingsley Coman is just 26 and has won 11 league titles

Coman made his debut for PSG in 2013. He won two Ligue 1 titles, two Serie A titles with Juventus and won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich.

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