Fun Facts

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Premier League Trivia!

  • The Premier League began in August 1992, taking over as the top division in England from the old First Division!
  • Did you know Man Utd were the fist team to ever let in a goal in the Premier League?? Brian Deane of Sheffield United scored against them after just 5 minutes of the opening game in the 1992/93 season!
  • United were however the first team to win the Premier League, finishing top that season.
  • Only Seven teams have played in every Premier League season since it began; Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea, Everton, Spurs, Arsenal & Aston Villa.
  • Only Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Blackburn & Man City have finished top of the Premier League since it began!
  • A total of 45 teams have played Premier League football over the years with  Swansea becoming the newest team at the start of the 2011/12 season!
  • Swansea are the only non English team to have played in the Premier League.
  • 52 stadiums have hosted Premier League matches so far, some of which don’t even exist anymore!
  • Alan Shearer is the record goal Premier League scorer with 260 goals in total
  • Ryan Giggs has scored in every Premier League season so far!

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Basketball – Did you Know???

  • Basketball was invented by James. A. Naismith, a Canadian man, in1891.
  • Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player to ever play in the NBA; he was just 5ft 3 inches tall!
  • Basketball has been an Olympic sport since 1976.
  • Basketball is the most played team sport in the USA.
  • The Basketball World Championships for both men and women take place every four years alternating with the Olympic Games.
  • The most successful NBA team of all time is the Boston Celtics who have won the play-offs 17 times (as of 2009).
  • The 2010 NBA champions were the LA Lakers!

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Interesting Badminton Facts!

  • The first time Badminton was played at the Olympics was in 1992 when the games were held in Barcelona.
  • Badminton is the fastest racket sport in the world, a shuttle can leave the racket at almost 200 miles per hour!!
  • Badminton has been played in Ireland for over 100 years!
  • The Badminton Union of Ireland was formed in 1899.
  • An average Badminton player can cover more than 1 mile in a single match.