Football fanatics and fans are pretty widespread across the globe. Football is a religion for most nations and for a large population of the earth. Here are a few interesting details about football.
30 years of football: 1981-2011
The Liverpool Season tickets in the year 1989-1990 were for 60 pounds whereas the ticket rate in the year 2010-2011 was 725 pounds. The player wages in the year 1994 were somewhere around 10000 pounds whereas Carlos Tevez got a sum of 286000 pounds in the year 2010.
Annual review of football finance 2012
The annual revenue for the Premier league in the year 2010-2011 was 2271 million pounds whereas that of the League One was 131 million pounds. The English football contributes 21% of the total European football market. The premier league enjoyed a revenue growth of 12% in the year2010-2011.
Analysis of the top 50 earners in world football
The top 50 earners in world football are playing in La Liga, Premier League, Serie A and Bundesliga. It would take 767 Portugese citizens to match the annual salary of Christiano Ronaldo. It would take 26471 Togolese citizens to match the annual salary of Emmanuel Adebayor.
Football in a social local mobile world
SoLoMo stands for social local mobile world. The social activity is currently number 1 in the world whereas the location based services grew 300% over the last one year. 27% more football fans followed the 2010 world cup over mobile internet as compared to the 2006 world cup.
Messi vs Ronaldo
The market value of Messi is 100 Million Euros while that of Ronaldo is 90 Million Euros. Messi has 50 goals to his name in comparison to the 46 goals of Ronaldo in the Primera Division. Even in the champions’ league, Messi leads Ronaldo with a difference of 4 goals.
Economic and sales productivity during the 2010 football world cup
80% of the world population viewed the Football world cup 2010. There were about 95 Million viewers per match. It is a fact that more than 120 Million US viewers watched atleast one minute of the world cup telecasts.
The match between Arsenal and Liverpool held on March 3, 2012 saw 54% of Liverpool fans and 46% Arsenal fans. The most intense participation of fans outside the UK is in China. The second place is held by US and the third spot is taken by Thailand.
Futbol vs. Football
Both Futbol and Football have a total of 11 players on the field. The total number of professional US Futbol players is 798 whereas the total number of professional football players in the US is 1696.
For every hour spent on managing fantasy football at work costs the company an average of $5 per hour which accounts for $20655000000 lost productivity per year. About 27 Million people in US and Canada play fantasy football.
Manchester United and Liverpool have won a total of 18 titles each whereas Arsenal has won 13 titles till date. Other teams to top this list of total titles won are Everton and Aston Villa with 9 and 7 titles won respectively.
Facts about World Cup
The youngest player to have played in a world cup is Norman Whiteside at the age of 17 whereas the oldest person to have played in a world cup is Roger Milla at the age of 42.