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Quirky facts about football

Manchester City

Did you know that Manchester United were first called Newton Heath L & YR beginning life in 1878 when a group of workers from the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railways formed a football team. Find our more quirky facts from the world of football..

  • The first ever Premier League goal was scored by Brian Deane for Sheffield United vs Manchester United in the 5th minute.
  • Today the Premier League stars over 300 overseas players from 68 nations.
  • 13+ million fans attended a Barclays Premier League game last season.
  • There have been 45 teams that have competed since the inception of the Premier League in 1992.
  • Over 950,000 fans who attended Barclays Premier League matches last season came from overseas.
  • Ryan Giggs is the only player to have played in all 20 Premier League seasons and is the only player to have scored during each concluded campaign. He also holds the record number of Premier League Champions medals with a total of 12.
  • The Oldest Football League Club is Notts County, who were formed in 1862.
  • The referee's whistle, the Acme Thunderer, invented by Birmingham toolmaker Joseph Hudson in 1884, is still used to this day.
  • Alan Shearer is the Barclays Premier Leagues record goal scorer with a massive 260 goals.