Fantasy Football – Facts about Football Gears

The fantasy football ball is spherical (round) and made of leather. For big football matches, the ball must have a circumference of 27 to 28 inches and weigh between 14 and 16 ounces. However, there are other sizes that are used for competition.

In our today’s post, we will mention about the football gears or equipment for the fantasy premier league fans of 11Wickets App.

Read on the facts and play fantasy football games to win cash prizes.

Uniforms and Kit

The uniforms for soccer players consist of a jersey and shorts. Players on the same team wear the same colored uniforms generally with a number and name on the back of the jersey. The goalkeepers wear a uniquely colored jersey so they will stand out to referees during play.

Arsenal Football Jersey

When you take everything that soccer players wear together, it’s called the “kit”. The kit includes the jersey, shorts, socks, cleats and shoes, and shin guards. Goalkeepers often wear gloves as well.

Shin Guards

Shin guards, or shin pads, are required. They help protect the front of the leg, or shin, from getting injured and bruised. Shin guards must fit under the socks. Goalies and forwards generally have the lightest weight shin guards while midfielders and, especially, defensemen wear heavier, more sturdy shin guards.

Soccer shin guards

Try to get shin guards that are comfortable and don’t hinder your running too much, but at the same time offer good protection. Even if they seem really uncomfortable at first, you will get used to them after a while, and when you get kicked in the shin really hard, you will be glad you have them!

Other Equipment Rules

Players are responsible for wearing equipment that will not endanger themselves or other players. This includes wearing jewelry or sharp spikes on the shoes.

Fun Facts

  1. Adidas has supplied the World Cup ball since 1970. Each ball has a unique design and name. The 2010 World Cup ball was the Jabulani.
  2. Shin guards were invented in 1874 by Samuel Widdowson, a player for Nottingham Forest.
  3. Professional soccer jerseys often have the logo of team sponsors right on the jersey. This advertising makes lots of money for the team.

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Fantasy Football – 4 Facts About Atlético Madrid

Playing fantasy football games at 11Wickets App for Atlético Madrid is a dream come true for the football fans. La Liga giants Atlético Madrid will be taking the pitch at Orlando City Stadium to battle the best of Major League Soccer.

Atlético Madrid have a storied tale over the pages of fantasy premier league history. The club was founded in 1903 as Athletic Club Sucursal de Madrid. Today, the official club name is Club Atlético de Madrid but they are commonly referred to as Atlético Madrid or Atléti.

Nicknames for the 2019 MLS All-Star opponents include Los Colchoneros (“The Mattress-makers,” an old reference to their red-and-white striped kits) or Los Rojiblancos (The Red and Whites based off of their famous vertical red and white striped look).

Here are some quick facts on the Spanish side. Read about them and play fantasy football league games.

European Heavy Weights

Atléti are no strangers to the biggest stages in Europe. Los Rojiblancos have won the UEFA Europa League in 2009-10, 2011-12 and 2017-18 and finished Runners-up in the UEFA Champions League in 2013-14 and 2015-16. Domestically, Atléti famously claimed the La Liga title in 2013-14 (after an almost 20-year drought) and finished Runners-up in 2017-18.

​2018-19 La Liga Runners-Up

Atlético Madrid currently sit second in La Liga behind Barcelona who have already claimed the La Liga Championship and look like a sure bet to be Runners-Up with three games left to play. They have ensured qualification for the 2019-20 Champions League.

Heavy 2018 FIFA World Cup Presence

Atlético had heavy representation in Russia last summer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Spanish side had nine players represent five different countries, seven of those players are still with the Madrid side. Diego Godín and José Giménez headlined Uruguay’s back line. Koke, Diego Costa and Saúl Níguez all made the Spanish roster while Filipe Luis joined Brazil. And of course, Antoine Griezmann helped lead France to claiming the World Cup.

The Stars

Atléti is a team full of stars but there are several that shine brighter than the others. You can’t talk Atlético Madrid without mentioning the man in charge, Diego Simeone. Simeone (nicknamed El Cholo) has been at the helm of Atléti since 2011 and is famous for his clean suited look and fiery personality when he patrols the technical box. His passion and love for the club is easily explained by the fact he appeared in over 100 appearances for the club when he was a player and over 400 games in charge as Manager.

Moving onto the pitch, Atléti have one of the world’s best keepers in Jan Oblak. Between La Liga and Champions League play in 2018-19 the Atléti keeper has 24 clean sheets in 43 appearances. Farther up the pitch, Atléti are known for fielding some of the best forwards the world has had to offer over the last decade. Names like Diego Forlan, Fernando Torres, Radamel Falcao, Sergio Aguero, David Villa and Mario Mandzukic have all worn the red and white striped kit of Atlético Madrid. Now, Atléti boast a front line headlined by Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata. Not bad, not bad at all.

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Fantasy Football – The Manchester Hero David Beckham

David Beckham is one of the most celebrated and recognizable modern-day footballers. He has found success when he came up at and won the famed treble before enjoying further spells. The fantasy football fans around the world and playing at 11Wickets App are crazy about him.

The former captain is a celebrity off the pitch as much as he is on, and remains a fantasy premier league sporting icon even after his retirement from the game in 2013.

He’s one of the most affluent figures in the fantasy football league game as well and continues to rake in money through his endorsement deals. But what else do we know about the famed former Three Lions midfielder? Let’s takes a look.

Won competition at 11

When Beckham was 11 years old, he won the acclaimed Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools National Skills competition – which led to a trip to, where he drew the attention of a Manchester United soccer talent scout.

Attacking midfielder of Man Utd

Following the end of a season-long loan at, he returned to Man Utd and came up in the side as an attacking midfielder. The next season, he helped the Red Devils to the Premier League and double as Six Alex Ferguson’s faith in him ultimately reaped the rewards.

Voice Lessons

During his earlier days of fame, Beckham – who is from London’s East End – was known for his “common” sounding voice that was of a slightly higher pitch. He took voice coaching lessons to improve his accent, taking elocution classes that deepened his voice and allowed him to talk more eloquently.

Bending his free kick

As a skilled midfielder, Beckham gathered acclaim for his ability to “bend” his free kicks, curving the ball around or over defenders in order to score. The 2002 movie Bend it like Beckham, starring Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley as young female footballers trying to achieve success in the male-dominated sport, is a tribute to him.

Turning point of his career

Beckham’s 1998 World Cup was a turning point in his career. During an infamous match against, he was given a red card for kicking Diego Simeone when the score was tied 2-2. Argentina went on to win the game on penalties, booting England out in just the second round. Upon his return home, he was met with harsh criticism from both the media and the public.

Key part of the successful Man Utd

Despite the disappointment with England, he was a pivotal part of the successful Man Utd side of the mid-to-late 1990s that dominated English football. In 1999 he helped the team win the treble. He became one of the world’s most celebrated midfielders during his eight-year spell at Old Trafford, scoring goals in 262 games and winning six Premier League titles.

Key role against Bayern in 1999

He had a key role in the 1999 final against Bayern, providing both the corners to set up Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that enabled the Red Devils’ historic comeback.

First ever to collect two red cards

Beckham was the first ever English player to collect two red cards, and the first Three Lions captain to be sent off.

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Fantasy Football – Famous Indian Football Clubs

India is experiencing its wave of change in football games through the fantasy football of 11Wickets App. The countrymen have yet again started recalling our golden era of 1950-1964; the passion rekindled.

India has a warm history of over 150 years with football. With fantasy premier league games into the scenario, Indian football fans are reconnecting more with the sport.

As the game continues to unite the world and the country, let’s take a look at some of the major Indian football clubs before you start making your fantasy football leagues for the next contest.

Mohun Bagan A.C.

Formed in 1889, it is the oldest surviving club of India, as well as among the oldest clubs of Asia. The club plays in I-league, the first professional league of our country. The Kolkata based club has a streak of winnings in its name. It has won the Federation Cup 14 times, with a total trophy count of over 250, the highest by any Indian club.

East Bengal F.C.

With Kolkata forever claiming its title of ‘The hub of Indian Football’, another name falls in the list. Established in 1920, the East Bengal F.C. plays in the I-league. The first club in India to win the NFL title in a double streak, it has ample conquests in its bag. The club is among the major rivals of Mohun Bagan F.C.

Bengaluru F.C.

Established in 2013, the club has carved a niche for itself in a short time. Competing in the ISL, it has bagged two titles, even winning one in their debut season. Their most recent feat has been the Super Cup, with two Federation Cups already to their name. The club is considered among the new trendsetters for its professionalism.

Dempo S.C.

Also known as ‘the whites’, the Goa-based club was established in 1968. The club has won five league titles, the highest among Indian clubs. They have won the Rovers Cup four times, defeating Mohun Bagan twice.

Minerva Punjab F.C.

The underdogs in I-league, Minerva Punjab has had an ascend to glory since its formation in 2005. They stand as the current defending champions of the I-league, having defeated Dempo S.C., which is notably the most successful club in the league.

Salgaocar F.C.

Founded in 1956, Salgaocar FC is a professional football club from Goa. Currently playing in the Goa Professional League, the club has 19 GLC cups, one I-league championship among many to its name.

Chennaiyin F.C.

The current defending champions of Indian Super League, the club was formed in 2014 in the maiden season of ISL. It has since then won the league twice, in 2015, as well as in 2017-18. The club has acquired an impressive fanbase in the recent years.

Aizawl F.C.

The club was formed in the Mizoram in the year 1984. Having entered into I-League 2nd Division in January 2012, they went on to win it in the year 2015.

Churchill Brothers F.C.

The Goan sports club was established in 1988, known as Varca Club at that time. It was among the original 12 clubs of National Football League, now transformed into the famous I-league.

Jagatjit Cotton & Textile F.C.

JCT F.C., founded in 1971 in Punjab, is considered to be among the well-faring clubs of recent times. In the past 30 years, it has come out as the first club from outside Kolkata to have claimed the IFA Shield in its name.

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Fantasy Football – Best Football Grounds Around the World

There’s something about fantasy football that it continuously gets to keep the title ‘the beautiful game’ even though the prices of tickets amongst other factors have gone up drastically in only the last decade.

Yet, any live football game pulls in crowds of thousands who are willing to sacrifice a lot if it means they’re able to come to the stadium and support their favorite fantasy premier league team.

And when such passionate fantasy football league fans come to the stadium, they’re able to create a kind of atmosphere that makes players enjoy on the field. As a professional player, when you walk out to a series of chants and when they applaud your every move, it boosts your morale and lifts you to perform at a higher level.

Let’s check out three famous stadiums around the world and play football games at 11Wickets App

Turk Telecom Stadium:

The Turk Telecom Stadium is officially the loudest stadium in the world – thanks to a record it set back in 2011. Home to Turkish giants Galatasaray, the 52,000+ seater is often described as the ‘stadium closest to hell.’ Even Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs admitted it’s one hell of a stadium.

If you really want to witness the true atmosphere of the Turk Telecom stadium, you must visit it during one of the local derbies: Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce or Galatasaray vs Besiktas.

During both the matches, the crowds aren’t standing still for a second but instead choose to sing, light flares and pick up fights with the opposition fans. The stadium is famous for inciting tons of riots on the streets post games thanks to the kind of hatred that spills out of its walls.

Polish Army Stadium:

The Polish Army Stadium is home to Polish giants Legia Warsaw in the middle of the Polish capital city of Warsaw. And boy, is it one of the most hellish ones in the world.

The fans of Legia are one of the most passionate fans in the world and they’ll brave any weather to witness their teams play in the stadium. They’re also one of the loudest and brash-est fans who often resort to halting games just to ensure their team have an advantage of a sort.

Legia Warsaw are huge champions in Poland and their stadium play a huge part in their winning.

Westfalenstadion:

Famous world-wide for the exquisite ‘Yellow Wall’, the Westfalenstadion is home to Borussia Dortmund and one of the best – if not the best – football stadiums in the world in terms of atmosphere.

Borussia Dortmund are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and often play some of biggest names in world football at their home and when they do, their fans get behind the team with insane chants, people-oriented murals and an overall atmosphere that can’t be matched by anyone.

The Ruhr stadium seats 80,720 people and boasts of an average attendance of 99.6% making it one of the most incredible sights in world football. And it doesn’t matter if Dortmund are losing or winning, their fans are roaring all-game long and make the place a genuine mess if you’re from the opposition team.

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Fantasy Football – Record Ronaldo and Messi can Break in 2020

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been rewriting the football history books for over a decade for the fantasy football fans. And as the pair is ar into 2020, they are on the verge of racking up a stack of new milestones.

The iconic duo is hoping to propel their respective teams to Champions League glory during this year while contesting for domestic games in Italy and Spain. And there are new records to be set at club and international level for both players too. These records will help the fantasy premier league fans of 11Wickets App for Android/iOS

Messi’s Barcelona is top of LaLiga by two points. He has scored 11 goals in his last 10 games to step into this year in an optimistic mood. While Ronaldo is in a similar hot streak for Juventus after netting five in his last four Serie A outings.

Let us take a look at their records and what the new year is bringing for then and of course their fantasy football league fans from around the world. Just have a look below and play fantasy football games with these legends in your team.

RONALDO: Most European Cup wins

Ronaldo won his fifth Champions League when Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the 2018 final. If he can inspire Juventus to glory in 2020, he will have won Europe’s top competition as many times as current record holder Francisco Gento, who won six between 1956 and 1966 for Real Madrid.

MESSI: Top goal-scorer for a single team

Messi is 26 goals away from eclipsing Pele’s club goals record of 643, which the Brazil legend is said to have scored for Santos. Record-keeping has become more accurate since Pele’s day, and Messi is set to hit a new high that will take some beating.

RONALDO: All-time top European Championship goal-scorer

Ronaldo has scored nine goals for Portugal at the four European Championships where he has represented his country, putting him level with Michel Platini as the competition’s leading scorer. If he can find the net in 2020’s tournament, he will become the leading Euros marksman of all time.

MESSI: Seven Ballon d’Or wins

Ronaldo did not attend the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in 2019 to see Messi claim a record sixth gong, and if the Barca star wins again in 2020 it is hard to see Ronaldo, who has won the award five times, ever catching him.

RONALDO: All-time international top-scorer

Ronaldo will be going all guns blazing for Portugal this year as he attempts to add to his 99 international goals and succeed Ali Daei, who scored 109 for Iran, as the top international marksman of all time.

MESSI AND RONALDO: Most Champions League hat-tricks

Messi and Ronaldo have scored eight hat-tricks each in the Champions League – more than any other player to have graced the competition – and if either can notch another in 2020, they could claim bragging rights for some time to come.

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Fantasy Football – The Soccer Hero Lionel Messi

It is true that a fantasy football team isn’t the same without Lionel Messi in that team! He is regarded by many as one of the football greats of all times. This is not without reason.

Having an incredible football record especially with FC Barcelona, the relation between this Argentine Superstar and the legendary football club has indeed been a very long and special one. Not only with the club, Messi has special connection with fantasy premier league football fans of fantasy app, 11Wickets.

So, he is definitely one of the most loved and followed football star of all times. In case you are a true Messi fan, know about him, what you don’t know. Play fantasy football league choosing him for your next.

He chose the biggest club to score his 500th Goal

With the long relationship that Lionel Messi has had with FC Barcelona it was only inevitable that he would choose the club to score his goal number 500. This is a truly incredible feat indeed. This little genius reached the landmark with a last-minute winner in a 3-2 victory over arch rivals Real Madrid.

Messi has scored in 317 different Barcelona games

This amazing statistic only goes to show that once Messi strikes in a game, Barcelona have a chance of 87% to win that game. So this is why he has been so effective for the club.

Of the 500 Barca Goals Messi has scored 42 of them have been set up by Dani Alves

The former Barca right full back has been the perfect man to assist the little master in many of the goals he has scored for Barcelona.

Messi has scored most goals against Sevilla

When it comes to goals scoring Messi has scored 29 times against Sevilla, 27 times against Atletico Madrid and 24 times against Valencia.

Under football manager Tito Vilanova Messi has had the best record

Under the late Tito Vilanova who was in charge from 2012- 2013 Messi scored 60 goals in 50 games. This averages of about 1.2 goals per match. This is quite remarkable for any football striker.

Messi has scored 37 ha tricks for Barcelona

In this it also includes the four 4 goal hauls and in one game he scored 5 times against Bayer Leverkusen in the year 2012. Thus, 117 of the goals have come just in the form of hattricks. This is an enviable record by any standard for any football striker.

Messi scored 21 times against Diego Alves

It is true that no goal keeper in the world no matter how great would enjoying defending his goal against super striker Lionel Messi. Thus, Goal Keeper Diego Alves Messi must be very sick at the very sight of him. The fact that the little football genius has scored 21 times past him has made things most dreadful.

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Fantasy Football – Last Minute Tips to Play the Game Online

It’s the season for the intense fantasy football action. When you are the active player of 11Wickets App and playing the fantasy premier league, you will be pulling your hair out. This is as you try and mastermind your strategies and score points in game after game. And the ultimate purpose for this is entertainment, showing off sports knowledge and win handsome amount of cash prizes.

Of course, being shrewd and sensible in the fantasy football league market is always vital. But success isn’t just about getting tips on which players to buy.

On that front, then, we’ve got you covered as here we’re offering up a few tips on how to get the very best out of your online football game team.

Avoid choosing expensive players

It is thrilling to get tempted by the glamourous footballers’ names, but your fantasy team you need to be investing your budget wisely. And that means you cannot afford to pay out heavy points for popular players’ selection. And also, you cannot spend heavily on the entry fees of the contests.

Take chances

Most of the games have surprise elements, be that players or team. Sometimes the players with lower points play well in the next matches and bring you lot of scores in the fantasy scoreboard. Selecting one or two players with lower credit points may not work out. But at times, miracle happens.

Penalties in game is the key of success

It’s clearly always good to have a penalty taker or two in your team. It would be well advised to go hard on getting as many penalty takers in your side as possible. For the first few games, logic would dictate that we’ll see more penalty kicks than normal. As such, penalty takers are going to be even more key than normal. On the flip side of this, of course, those goalkeepers famed for their penalty-saving abilities could also offer up the possibility of some high points returns.

Avoid doubling up

At rare times, having two or three players from the same club in the same section of your team can work brilliantly, but for the most part you should be looking to avoid doing this. Simply put, having two defenders from the same club isn’t worth the risk. Sure, the potential rewards could be a couple of clean sheets and maybe some bonus points, but it only takes one goal to be conceded before your looking at a poor points tally for two of your starting XI.

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Fantasy Football – A Few Tips for the Beginners

Among the many online sports available these days, fantasy football is the definitely the most exciting to play. There are a lot of variations to play too, but whichever you prefer to choose you will have a lot of fun playing these games.

One thing you should never forget is that fantasy premier league games are very competitive. While there are plenty of prizes to be won, getting to the top of the scoreboard leaving your fantasy football league teammates of 11Wickets App is pretty challenging task.

To play fantasy football league games is certainly overwhelming in the starting. To help you get started, we have a few points, which will give you a boost and help you in making fantasy teams.

Don’t just rely on the last game performance of the player

Perhaps the player you are pondering upon and confused to take on your fantasy football team hasn’t performed well in the last two games. However, he had performed well in the games previous to the last two ones. Chance will be there that he will make a comeback in the game you are playing. Give him a shot just.

Budget sensibly and think about your credits

At 11Wickets App, you get 100 points to choose your team of 11 players. You need to divide your 100 points wisely so that you can take 11 players and make a perfect team. Properly budget your bankroll. Do not spend heavily on the big leagues with heavy entry fees during the high voltage matches. We are not talking about the experts here, when you are a beginner and mid-level fantasy team maker take slow steps to win at the big matches. Spending big at one go and by chance losing hurts. Hence, budget and start slowly.

Have fun

Whether you are an expert of fantasy football games or a new one, have fun playing these games. Do not solely focus on winning cash prizes, enjoy the game you are taking part in. Playing online fantasy football games without enjoying it to the core doesn’t have any significance. These games are a fun way to put forth your football knowledge amongst through your games.

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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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