Fantasy Football – Amazingly Longest Football Goals

In the history of football, there have been some truly astonishing goals scored by the talent football players around the world. So, with 11Wickets App for the fantasy football fans, we have rounded up some of the longest football goals.

Read about these footballers before you pick your fantasy premier league football team online for the next football match, play and win matches.

Asmir Begović (100.5 yards)

The match between Stoke City and Southampton ended in a tie, but it was a tie no one would ever forget. Stoke City’s goalkeeper Asmir Begović shocked us all when he scored from a long goal kick. The goal that no one saw coming earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest goal scored in football at 91.9 meters – which is the equivalent of 100.5 yards or 301 feet, 6 inches.

Matías Dituro (est. 95-100 yards)

Goalkeeper Matías Dituro ended the game with a bang by scoring this long goal from his own penalty area in the 95th minute. The final score was 3-1. While this goal was not officially measured, we estimate its distance at around 100 yards.

Tim Howard (est. 95-100 yards)

Tim Howard’s near-100-yard free kick against Bolton Wanderers earned him a spot on the list of goalkeepers who have scored from a far. Howard has referred to his goal as “cruel” and refused to celebrate out of sympathy against the opposing team’s goalkeeper, Adam Bogadan.

Andy Lonergan (est. 95-100 yards)

Andy Lonergan found the back of the net after scrambling to find open players out on the field. Beautiful punt on his side, terrible goalkeeping on the other side.

Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa (est. 95-100 yards)

From one goal post to another. Malaysia’s keeper, Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa, punted the ball over everyone’s heads and it bounced right into the back of the net.

David Bingham (est. 90-95 yards)

Those who showed up for a midweek friendly left with one memorable experience. San Jose Earthquakes backup goalkeeper David Bingham proved himself by showing everyone that goalkeepers can score too. This stunning goal started from a punt about 90 yards out and ended with nothing but excitement and cheer.

Paul Robinson (est. 80 yards)

Tottenham’s goalkeeper Paul Robinson added a 80-yard goal to his career after scoring his first-ever goal off a free kick against Watford. His first goal was for Leeds United when he headed in a goal against Swindon Town in a League Cup tie.

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Fantasy Football – Tale of Fouls in Football Games

Football has been the most popular sport around the world with a never stopping craze of fantasy football fans. Whether it is a tournament of India or any other nation, the sport brings ultimate excitement and thrill for the fans who gets involved with the sport creating their perfect fantasy premier league dream team at 11Wickets App.

There are many rules and regulations of the sport which are followed by the teams and in many cases by the fantasy football league fans.

When the football is in play, and an offence occurs according to the laws, the referee can consider the offense as a Foul in football.

Direct and indirect free kicks and penalty kicks are awarded for offences committed when the ball is in play by the referee.

We have listed down conditions for a direct and indirect free kick below, based on the severity, and type of offense a caution can be shown to a player, with the color of card depending on the offense.

Direct Free Kick

  1. A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences against an opponent in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:
  2. Charges at the opponent
  3. Jumps at the opponent
  4. Kicks or attempts to kick
  5. Pushes the players from opponent team
  6. Strikes or attempts to strike (including head-butt)
  7. Tackles or challenges
  8. Trips or attempts to trip If an offence involves contact it is penalized by a direct free kick or penalty kick
  9. Careless is when a player shows a lack of attention or consideration when making a challenge or acts without precaution. No disciplinary sanction is needed
  10. Reckless is when a player acts with disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, an opponent and must be cautioned

Using excessive force is when a player exceeds the necessary use of force and/or endangers the safety of an opponent and must be sent off Fouls and Misconduct 98 A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences:

  1. Handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within their penalty area)
  2. Holds an opponent
  3. Impedes an opponent with contact
  4. Spits at an opponent
  5. Indirect Free Kick

An indirect free kick is awarded if a player:

  1. Plays in a dangerous manner
  2. Impedes the progress of an opponent without any contact being made
  3. A player is guilty of dissent, using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures or other verbal offences
  4. Prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from the hands or kicks or attempts to kick the ball when the goalkeeper is in the process of releasing it
  5. Commits any other offence, not mentioned in the Laws, for which play is stopped to caution or send off a player

An indirect free kick is awarded if a goalkeeper, inside their penalty area, commits any of the following offences:

  1. Controls the ball with the hands for more than six seconds before releasing it
  2. Touches the ball with the hands after releasing it and before it has touched another player
  3. It has been deliberately kicked to the goalkeeper by a team-mate
  4. Receiving it directly from a throw-in taken by a team-mate A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when:
  5. The ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body) or by touching it with any part of the hands or arms except if the ball rebounds accidentally from the goalkeeper or the goalkeeper has made a save
  6. Holding the ball in the outstretched open hand
  7. Bouncing it on the ground or throwing it in the air

A goalkeeper cannot be challenged by an opponent when in control of the ball with the hands.

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Fantasy Football – The Incredible Mohamed Salah

Whether you have never played fantasy football before or you are a fantasy guru, Mohamed Salah, the superstar of Liverpool Football Club, is one of your best picks for fantasy team at 11Wickets App.

Egyptian International and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is one of the gems in the world of soccer and fantasy premier league games.

Scoring goals is constantly on Salah’s mind which has led to his becoming the fastest player in Liverpool history. Selecting him on the fantasy football team almost leads to the win of the dream team.

Let us know the life of this superstar to know him better before we pick him for another fantasy football league game.

Childhood & Early Life

Mohamed Salah was born on June 15, 1992, in Nagrig, Gharbia, Egypt, to average middle-class parents. Mohamed wasn’t good at academics, which worried his parents. Mohamed tried finding the right balance between his academics and football but he could never improve his academics. Football remained his priority all through his childhood and teenage days.

When he wasn’t playing, he was watching football on television. Among his early idols were some Arabic players. His parents wanted a conventional career for him, but unaffected by his parents’ wishes, Salah kept himself completely engrossed in football.

At first, Salah played football just for fun, but he started taking it as a serious career opportunity when he joined a local youth club ‘El Mokawloon’ in Cairo. It was far away from his hometown and he had to change five buses to reach the academy, which further harmed his academics, but his passion for the game kept him focussed.

In May 2010, at the age of 18, he was finally accepted into the senior team of his club. At first, Salah mostly played as a substitute player but eventually, as his game improved, he became a regular forward in the team. Around 2012, the ‘Egyptian Premier League’ faced a shut down and the fate of many of its players became uncertain.

Career Graph of Mo Salah

Creating his own league

When the ‘Port Said Stadium Disaster’ threatened the existence of the ‘Egyptian Premier League,’ Swiss club ‘Basel’ offered him a contract. In April 2012, signed a four-year contract with Basel. He made his ‘UEFA Championship League’ debut in the same year and in the ‘Europa League’, and scored on many crucial occasions to help his team reach the semi-finals, where they eventually lost.

Crucial role in Swiss Super League

Salah played an important role in Basel’s 2012-13 ‘Swiss Super League Championship’ victory, and a great performance in the Swiss Cup, where they finished runners up. In the beginning of the next season, Salah was part of the Basel squad that won the ‘Uhren Cup.’

Playing for Chelsea

He performed very well against Chelsea in two matches within a few weeks, which made the club interested in him. In January 2014, he joined Chelsea.

In February 2014, Salah debuted for Chelsea in the ‘Premier League’ against ‘Newcastle United’ and scored his first goal against Arsenal in March. Before the beginning of the 2014-15 season, it was reported that Salah could go back to Egypt to complete his mandatory military training, but as it turned out, Salah had met the Egyptian Prime Minister and got himself exempted.

Loan to Florentina

In February 2015, Chelsea loaned him to Italian club ‘Fiorentina,’ which was valid until the end of 2015-16 season. On February 14, he made his debut for the club, and at the end of the season, Salah showed his reluctance to join ‘Fiorentina’ back. He was interested in joining another Serie A team ‘A.S. Roma’ instead.

Transferred to Roma

In August 2015, he transferred to ‘Roma’ on loan. In September 2015, ‘Fiorentina,’ miffed with Chelsea’s breach of contract, filed a case, but it was later settled and Salah stayed with ‘Roma.’

By the end of his first season for ‘Roma,’ Salah emerged out as the ‘Best Player’ of the Season and also the top scorer with 15 goals. In 2016, Roma’s management approached him for a permanent deal and he agreed to it. Despite signing a long-term deal with ‘Roma,’ Salah couldn’t resist an offer by ‘Liverpool’ in 2017.

Long-term contract with Liverpool

In June 2017, Salah agreed to a long-term contract with Liverpool for 50 million Pound, which was a club record. He, thus, became Liverpool’s first ever Egyptian player and scored in his debut match against ‘Watford.’ He was named as ‘Player of the Month’ for August by Liverpool fans.

Egyptian Messi’s games

In one of his matches against ‘Watford,’ he scored 4 goals to secure a 5-0 victory for his team. This was his first hat-trick for ‘Liverpool’ and by the end of the season, he emerged as the leading goal-scorer with 36 goals.

He has represented the Egyptian junior teams in U-20 and U-23 teams in 11 games, including the 2011 ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup’ and 2012 ‘Summer Olympics.’ He eventually became a part of the Egyptian national team and played with the team in the 2014 ‘World Cup’ qualifiers, where he scored in almost all games to get his team to the final stages.

In the 2017 ‘Africa Cup of Nations,’ he turned out as one of the leading goal scorers and helped his team to the finals. He also earned a place in ‘CAF Team of the Tournament.’ During the 2018 ‘FIFA World Cup Qualifications,’ he was the top scorer for his team with five goals.

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Fantasy Football – Best National Teams of the World

Football is the entertaining sport in the world. It is also the most watched sport in the world along with the most fans participating in the fantasy football games.

Each nation has its national team and the fans support these teams no matter what and stick by their sides to encourage them. They also play fantasy premier league games involving their favorite teams.

Here is the list of 5 best national football teams. Read about them and tell us that have you tried our new app? The Android/iOS version of 11Wickets App? If not download it from our website and start making your fantasy football league team.

Argentina Football Team

Argentinian Football team is one of the best team of the world. Argentina began their upward climb from 2011 when they were standing on the 10th spot. They became 3rd best team in 2012 and achieved 2nd place in 2014 and currently claim the top spot in this list. Their main stars in include Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona, Sergio Aguero from Manchester City, Di Maria from Manchester United, Carlos Tevez from Boca Juniors, Lavezzi from Paris-Saint Germain, Mascherano from FC Barcelona and Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli.

Germany Football Team

The German National Football Team has dominated this era. Along with Brazil, Germany is considered one of the in-form teams of this era. The climb for the Germans has been steady. They have never been out of the top 10 since 2006 and claimed 1st spot in 2014. Their main stars include Manual Neuer as well as Boateng and Schweinstiger with Phillip Lahm from Bayern Munich as well as Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos with Marco Reus and Mesut Ozil.

Belgium Football Team

The 2013 generation of Belgium team is considered the golden generation. It is recently that Belgium is claiming the spotlights. They began to move up the rankings. Their main stars include Eden Hazard from Chelsea, Vincent Kompany from Manchester City, Kevin De Brunye from Wolfsburg and Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

Netherlands Football Team

Even though Netherlands has not been able to capture the world cup, they have been mighty close to the cup in their previous journeys. This football team has seen and gone through many ups and downs in their rankings. Their main stars include Arjen Robben from Bayern Munich, Robin Van Persie from Manchester United and Huntelaar from Schalke 04.

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Fantasy Football – Greatest Footballer of Modern Era Cristiano Ronaldo

Who is your favorite footballer of the modern fantasy football world? We are sure, it is Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus Club player and the superstar of Portugal National Football team. However, though Lionel Messi is perhaps the most discussed and talked about in world football currently, but many consider Cristiano Ronaldo to be the greatest.

There is enough reason for this as well and the fantasy premier league of 11Wickets App for Android/iOS. The fact that he has yet again scored another hat-trick is one of them. This time against arch rivals for Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, to cement his place in another Champion’s League final. The 34-year-old Portuguese Football Superstar continues to defy critics with his astonishing record of scoring goals. This recent performance of his also saw him breaking many records.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible record in recent times

This fantasy football league superstar is now the first player who has 3 Champions League hat-tricks in the knockout stage. He is also the first player to score hat-tricks in consecutive Champions League knockout games. He is also the footballer who has scored the most goals in semi-finals. Let us see why Cristiano Ronaldo is such a great a serious threat to any opposition in the world today.

Some of the great football skills he possesses

The incredible goal scoring record which Ronaldo has is proof enough why any defender or goalkeeper would fear him. Here are some points why he is so dangerous against any opposition.

At the Free Kick

Ronaldo can be very dangerous in any positions with free kicks. He can score almost from any position. Ronaldo has the ability to convert free kicks into goals. This is what he has been doing this with remarkable consistency against all oppositions.

He has marvelous speeds with the football

Out of the many reasons why opponents fear him, is Ronaldo’s speed with the football. He can generate unbelievable speeds with the ball and can run down any opposition from any situations.

His amazing dribbling skills and super moves

Apart from the many skills that Cristiano Ronaldo possesses the one which stands out is the dribbling skills. His famous moves are the scissor and chop moves which can put any good defender under a lot of difficulty and have a hard time.

In front of the goal and his skills with his head

The one reason what makes Cristiano Ronaldo so successful as a goal scorer is the fact that he is very good in front of the goal. He can almost make the best out of any situations from any move in front of the goal. The quick positions he is able to take in front of the goal. He is also great to score with his head.

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Fantasy Football – Stick to 6 Rules to Win Steadily

As you enter the new fantasy football 11Wickets App for Android/iOS, you would be well-advised to take a gander at your competition. It would be helpful for you to understand those who seek the league title that you surely covet. Of course, those of you playing in casual free league might not feel compelled to go overboard with your analysis, but playing against managers with high levels of success warrants your attention. By taking the time to assess your situation, you will better understand the effort it is going to take to claim the title or at least some level of respectability.

Rules for Managing to Win

For the inexperienced and novice fantasy premier league managers out there, these simple rules are designed to enlighten you to things the experienced players have already learned. For those of you who believe you have it all under control, let this information serve as a friendly reminder.

Rule #1 – Manage Your Team

Year after year and league after league, the managers who consistently make the playoffs have one thing in common; They take the time to manage their team on a weekly basis. They always seem to have the best players on their active roster and they never miss a chance to raid the waiver wire for the up-and-comers. Awareness is they key because a player listed as doubtful after sustaining an injury on Friday has tripped up more playoff hopes than you can imagine when the manager missed the opportunity to adjust their roster.

Rule #2 – Stats are King –

Have you ever wondered why your opponent was astute enough to sit his number one quarterback in favor of number two? The answer is he probably took the time to find out his number one was playing against the best passing defense in the league. If that same team’s offense has a great running game to boot, old number one is not going to get the number of opportunities needed to maximize scoring. All that astute manager did was use facts to make a decision that more times than not, works out to their benefit. If you play in money leagues, you are competing against sharpies who use all the tricks. Review your stats and match-ups and don’t select your players based on emotion or loyalty.

Rule #3 – The Waiver Wire in a Sanctuary for Winners –

By week four if not sooner, the injuries will start piling up and the underachievers will be exposed. For every issue, there is a possible solution on the waiver wire that might end up being a diamond in the rough. You should keep a particular eye on #2 and #3 running backs on every roster. The casualty rate for RBs in the NFL sits at about 35%-40% every year. Remember, every opportunity you miss is one you opponent might claim.

Rule #4 – Set Aside Personal Biases –

You might be fiercely loyal to a particular team or certain players. That said, fantasy premier league is not personal, it’s a game. Don’t get in the habit of loading your team with players you love if the facts don’t support your action. Also, you have to be prepared to bench under-performers who stand to put you at a disadvantage every week you include them on your roster. This might come as a shock, but no one except the managers in your league will know you benched your favorite player.

Rule #5 – Get Help When Appropriate –

There is plenty of free advice related to online fantasy football. Much of this advice comes from guys who do the statistical work and don’t mind sharing their efforts with strangers in need. If you are playing in a serious money league, it might even be worth the investment to pay a small fee for weekly advice. You don’t have to know everything. You will improve your management skills if you learn from the advice you get free or otherwise.

Rule #6 – Always Play to Win –

Everyone has been caught in leagues where managers wave the white flag and stop managing their teams once they feel they are out of the playoff race. Don’t be one of those guys. You be the guy who finished last, but cost someone playoff spots the last week of the season by beating someone, not by letting someone beat you. It’s called losing with dignity.

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Fantasy Football – Craze of Football Sport in India

Football along with the fantasy football game of 11Wickets App is undoubtedly the trendy game in the world. People are crazy about football. Significantly more than 200 states have taken on the gorgeous match through the last few years, and its fan-following is widespread. Football will be played in India for over a hundred decades now.

History of soccer in India

Indian football’s earliest great glory monitors straight back nearly 100 years from today when Kolkata’s Mohun Bagan had conquered a British East Yorkshire Regiment from 1911 to lift the prestigious IFA Shield for your very first time. Because of many regrettable factors, the Indian team didn’t react to the invitation and so missing from a gold chance to take part in the biggest sporting event on earth.

Till 1962, India has been among the most potent clubs from the country which has been regarded as an impending force on the planet. Alas, the untimely passing of India’s most prominent ever trainer Syed Abdul Rahim stagnated India’s advancement and ever since the standards have only diminished.

We now stand 141st from the FIFA ranks. Additionally, Dempo SC and also East Bengal have attained that the Semifinals of both AFC Cup at the past decade.

Football is getting Popular in India

In India football along with fantasy premier league is one of the most popular sports played some people love playing football, and some enjoy watching it. The trend for its stunning match is full of the nation, especially among the youth. Now’s invention is after world soccer and so are enthused about this action.

In several towns in India, the most prominent clubs in the world have fan-bases and enthusiast clubs which intentionally operate. They operate screenings of games and people in numbers have started to find the matches together. The numerous clubs have formally approved a number of fan clubs.

Kolkata is known to turn into the core of Indian soccer, was fire the record of lovers prevailed. Famous manufacturers East Bengal and Mohun Bagan have the best fan bases in the country, and over a lakh, individuals arrive to observe that the historic Kolkata derby. The evolution of Indian Super League because last season has turned the interest of Indians towards soccer.

The motives remained full-house in just about any ISL match. The folks resulted in its Indian and games individuals have been considering seeing and following Indian soccer.

Fantasy Football

With the increase in popularity of football all over the world, fantasy football games are also becoming increasingly popular just like other fantasy sports fantasy cricket, fantasy kabaddi, fantasy hockey etc. Fantasy Kabaddi also very popular and legal. A large number of people play fantasy football matches because it gives them a real feel of playing a football match the best part of playing fantasy football is you can earn cash prizes, real cash, bonus and various other rewards. Fantasy football is a virtual online game which provides you with the best experience of actually playing a football match. You can make your team of 11 players select the best player of both the team using your knowledge and skills. If your selected player performs well in real matches, you earn point higher pint higher chances of winning.

So, what are you waiting for PLAY NOW!

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Fantasy Football – Successful Football Managers in World

A manager is the most important person in football world and fantasy football, as he is the key man to plan everything in the sport.

He just doesn’t manage his team, but a manager even has to monitor the opponents’ move. The fantasy premier league players at 11Wickets App for Android/iOS cannot deny the contribution of these managers when playing their fantasy games.

Here is a list of 5 best and successful managers of the world. Read about them and play fantasy football leagues at the best online sports app, 11wickets.com

Sir Alex Ferguson

Legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson is widely noted for his stint with Manchester United. However, he first came into prominence while managing the Scottish national team in 1985. After this, he joined Premier League side Manchester United in November 1986. He managed the Red Devils first squad for 26 years and proved himself as the greatest and the Best football managers of all time. Several great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney grew up under his guidance.

Carlo Ancelotti

Widely noted for his time with Serie A club AC Milan, Carlo Ancelotti earns the second spot in this list. He managed several great clubs till now, which includes Real Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG and many more. He won domestic titles in 4 out of Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is regarded as the best for his stint with Real Madrid. After a brief career in professional football, Mourinho started his coaching journey as an assistant manager of Porto in 1994. Since then, he managed several great clubs such as Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. He last coached the English Premier League side Manchester United from 2016 to 2018. As an interesting fact about him is that he achieved at least one trophy each year between 2003 and 2012.

Arsène Wenger

Manager Arsene Wenger is widely considered as one of the best EPL coaches. He holds the 4th spot in this list. After 22 years of coaching the Arsenal squad, he announced his wish to step down in April 2018. Nicknamed “Le Professeur”, Wenger revolutionized the training and diet system of English football players since the 1990s. Besides his reign with the Gunners, he also spent brief periods with several other clubs like Monaco and Nancy.

Pep Guardiola

Spanish Coach Pep Guardiola currently manages the Premier League side Manchester City. Beside his notable football coaching career, he earned praise for being one of the greatest footballers of his time. An interesting fact about him is that, football star Lionel Messi came into prominence under his guidance.

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Fantasy Football – Most Controversial Tales of Football

Football has always been a passionate game. It has mesmerized the fantasy football fans, brought immense joy, and swept away all boundaries to unite millions across the globe.

But there have been countless tales which have led to controversy and given topics for the fantasy premier league fans at 11Wickets App.

Let’s take a look at those incidents and play fantasy football games.

The kung fu kick moment

The first controversial moment that comes to mind is Manchester United forward Eric Cantona’s infamous kung fu kick that was aimed at a Crystal Palace fan, after he racially abused the forward during a Premier League match that took place on the 25th of January, 1997. It is often referred to as the most controversial incident that has ever happened on the pitch in the history of football.

Zinedine Zidane headbutting

This is another incident that shocked football fans across the world. It was the final of the 2006 World Cup, and the French faced the Italians. Instigated by Italian center back Materazzi, former France captain Zinedine Zidane headbutted the defender and was immediately sent off after the referee showed him a red card. France went on to lose the final and Italy was crowned champions.

Kuwait and World Cup 1982

The only time Kuwait qualified for a World Cup was back in 1982. The experience was more on the sour side as a goal was disallowed for France after a Kuwaiti Sheikh decided that the goal must not stand as it had been scored after his players heard a whistle being blown from the crowd. Eventually the referee agreed to the wishes of the sheikh and decided to revert the decision which was finally of little bearing as France thrashed Kuwait by 4-1.

Harald Schumacher’s tackle

When it comes down to international soccer tournaments, Germany boasts of a fearful team. The most fearful of them was German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher who executed one of the most dangerous tackles on Patrick Battinson, and was widely criticized for tackling the player without going in for the ball. He managed to remain on the pitch and France had to bring in a substitute. Battinson suffered from two broken teeth, a broken neck vertebrae and cracked ribs. Germany won the match in penalty shootout.

Unique celebration by Graeme Souness

1996 saw Liverpool legend Graeme Souness celebrate a win over Fenerbache in the most controversial way ever. He took a Galatasaray flag and planted it right in the middle of the pitch inside the Fenerbache stadium which made him a fan favorite at Galatasaray and equally incurring the fury of Fenerbache fans.

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Fantasy Football – Arsenal Football Club History

If you are a fantasy football fan, you must be surely a fan of one of the rooted football clubs of England!

Arsenal FC! It is one of the most rooted football clubs of England. Not only they are old but also, they are known to be one of the most successful clubs in the fantasy premier league history.

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They were called Dial Square when they were first founded in 1886. Soon after they were renamed as Royal Arsenal and finally, they got their current name as Arsenal FC. The team became professional in 1891 and joined the football league of England in 1893. Their home ground is known as Emirates Stadium. Arsenal won 13 First Division and Premier League titles in their history. The chairman of Arsenal football club is Peter Hill-Wood, and their manager is Arsenal Wenger.

Arsenal has millions of supporters around the world, and they are called as “The Gunners” by their supporters. They are the second club in the Premier League that has attended the greatest number of matches. Arsenal is known to be the second most valuable football club in the world. They are also the originator of some of the very famous players like Thierry Henry, Ashley Cole, Patrick Vieira and William Gallas. Arsenal FC plays charity matches as well, and they performed a special charity program in 1985 by playing several matches for social welfare agencies.

A Short Statistics at a Glance

Finally, let us give you some statistics about Arsenal. 2004 was one of their best seasons as they won 49 matches in that season. Their best goalkeeper is David Seaman who also holds the appearance record of 563 matches. Thierry Henry, played from 1999 to 2007, is their top scorer with 226 goals in total. The youngest first-team player is Cesc Fabregas at the age of 16 years. And Ted Drake is the player holding the record for the most goals in a season by 44 goals in 1934-1935.

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