Fantastic football facts: how much do you know?

Even diehard football fans may be surprised by what they learn if they take this quiz...

Jim Smith's sport illustration

All of the facts come from the brilliant book, Football School: Where Football Explains the World, which was shortlisted for a Blue Peter Book Award 2017 earlier this year.

With thanks to Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton for all their top knowledge on the beautiful game.



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Football School: Where Football Explains the World

Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

This book is packed with true stories, real science and fascinating facts that all relate back to football. Funny, informative, and hugely entertaining, it is recommend for fans of non-fiction books.

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