There may be some interesting facts that you didn’t know about soccer in Latin America. Of these ones, did you know any?
Jose Luis Chilavert, who was considered as the “best goalkeeper in the world” is now retired.
Pele, the famous Brazilian soccer player was the one who created the phrase “joga bonito” which means “beautiful game”.
Peru has played in 4 World Cups in 1930, 1970, 1978 and 1982.
Iguita the soccer player from Colombia was the goalkeeper who did the “scorpion kick” in a real match against England. He just used the sole of his shoes and as if he was a scorpion, he just prevented the ball from entering to the archery.
Maradona is considered by many as one of the best soccer players in history and he was able to score by using his hands and if was legal anyway.
Brazil is the nation with the highest amount of World Cups with a total of 5.
In spite that Argentina is considered by many as the best team in the World, they have only 2 World Cups.
Lionel Messi, the impressive Argentinean soccer player has scored more tan 600 times in his career, and he is still going on.
There have been great soccer players in the history in Latin America as you can see and facts are just everywhere and like way too many too be said in a single article, but today you can surely say that you learnt many ones in a single day. It is important that you learn more about of soccer if you want to improve the knowledge you have and at the end, you will in fact be able to share it with your friend when you talk about soccer and even can surprise your Family with you new learning’s! Hope you enjoyed it!