Fact Sheet – Football

  1. Football originated in China around 476 B.C..
  2. Pelé, Brazil – Pele fired in a total of 1,281 goals during a dazzling career
  3. The largest stadium in the world is Rungrado May Day Stadium.  It’s in Pyongyang, North Korea and was completed on 1 May 1989.  It can hold up to 114,000 people.
  4. Women have been playing soccer since 1890’s.
  5. Mia Hamm of the United States is a famous women’s football player
  6. First World Cup – July 30, 1930, 93,000 spectators watched Uruguay defeat Argentina 4–2
  7. FIFA stands for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA/ˈfiːfə/; “International Federation of Association Football”
  8. Neil McBain, a Scottish professional football player and then manager, holds the record of being oldest player in Football League history.
  9. Read about the World Cup and Pickles … famous football trophy rescue.

Pickles Dog Story


The Skellee author has also written another book specifically for football lovers:  See the Author Page

football games

One Customer Review on the football book.

“A rare story about a grandson and his Nonna playing the game of football. Ethan is a typical boy who just love to play with just anybody he can play with including his grandma that kicks like a fairy. That challenge Nonna to give him a surprise next time they play and what a surprise ending.
The author described the scenes as if you are watching it on TV. This is certainly catered to wider audience or age group from a parent reading to a child as a bedtime story to older children that can read on their own.
I also like the idea of the author’s reminder that there’s a quiz at the end of the book, that made me even pay more attention to details while reading. I got a perfect score btw.”
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