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In 2013, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo opened a museum dedicated to himself.
A 20-month-old baby became the youngest professional soccer player ever, after being signed up by a Belgian club.
Argentina’s retired soccer player Diego Maradona has his own religion made by his fans.
Famous soccer player Mario Balotelli is an Italian, born to immigrants from Ghana, raised by a Jewish mother.
After the whistle to start the game, soccer player Lee Todd said “Fck me, that was loud” and received the fastest red card in history: 2 seconds.
A Pakistani squash player won 555 consecutive matches over 5 years and 8 months, the biggest winning streak in sports.
German soccer player Mesut Ozil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory bonus to pay surgeries for 23 children in Brazil.
Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country of Ivory Coast that brought a five-year civil war to an end.
In 1967, the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.
Cristiano Ronaldo funded the education of a 7-year-old survivor of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. He was found wearing a Portuguese jersey. The boy grew up to be a soccer player and was signed by Sporting Lisbon in 2015.
Soccer player Ronaldinho came to media attention at 13 years old when his team won 23-0. He’d scored all 23 goals.
One-armed tennis player Hans Redl played at Wimbledon from 1947 to 1956. He served by tossing the ball up with his racket.
Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo gave his agent a Greek island as a wedding present.
Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to get any tattoos on his body just so he can continue on donating blood.
According to the official Cards Against Humanity rules, the player who pooped last goes first as judge.
Leonardo Da Vinci was an accomplished lyre player.
Soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, most known as Pelé, was named after Thomas Edison.
Soccer player Pelé has his own day every year in Santos, Brazil. On November 19, Pelé day remembers the date of his 1,000th goal.
A record $4.79 billion was spent on 14,591 soccer player deals globally in 2016, according to FIFA. That’s about $328,000 per average deal.
In 1923, Babe Ruth set the record for the most home runs in a season, while also striking out more than any other player in Major League Baseball.