10 Cool Facts About Soccer

By Oscar and Lenni from the Press Gang

Oscar and Lenni are soccer mad. Here are 10 cool facts they think you should know!

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  • Soccer has been around for over 400 years!
  • There were no yellow or red cards 50 years ago
  • Messi and Ronaldo are competing for the world’s best Soccer player!
  • Lots of old soccer players are now famous team coaches
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  • All you need to play soccer is a ball and spirit

Related: Why I Love The Matildas by Grace 

  • Sam Kerr was recently announced best female soccer player in the world!
  • Soccer is the most popular and most played sport  throughout the world
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  • Soccer is one of the most played sports in our school
  • Ronaldo and Messi have both scored more than 600 goals each!
  • Most players retire when they’re 38 and over.

Interested in playing soccer this year? Pop along to the Leichhardt Saints registration and info day on the 2nd Feb. Click here for more info. 


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