Fans are naming a football fact that sounds extremely fake but is actually true

Football fans have been naming a football fact that sounds extremely fake but is actually true on Twitter.

The thread was started by @NaifFCB_ and has attracted thousands of comments.

You can view a selection of the best answers below…

Philip Lahm didn’t concede a Bundesliga foul for 13 months – @FuriousRantz16

Between September 2014 and October 2015, Philipp Lahm didn’t commit a single foul.

Lahm also didn’t receive a single red card in his whole career. That’s what you call a disciplined defender.

Theo Walcott has more Champions League goals than many world-class players – @adams2011

Walcott has scored 15 Champions League goals, which is a respectable tally.

That’s more than Ronaldo Nazario (14), Zinedine Zidane (14), Miroslav Klose (14), David Villa 14 (14), Carlos Tevez (13), Alexis Sanchez (12), Michael Owen (11) and Eden Hazard (8). 

Dundee United have beaten Barcelona in all four of their competitive games – @united_boy2002

The two sides met twice in 1966, with Dundee United winning those games 2-1 and 2-0.

They met twice again in 1987, with the Scottish outfit winning 1-0 and 2-1.

Swindon Town is the only league football club in England or Scotland that doesn’t contain any letters that appear in the word mackerel – @yo_soy_varun

This might be my favourite bit of trivia ever.

Jose Mourinho won the Premier League in 2005/06 and 2014/15 without winning the manager of the month award – @AKN_Obalee

Mourinho has only won the manager of the month award three times.

Twice came in the 2004/05 season, while he also won it in March 2007.

He wasn’t named manager of the month in 2014/15, despite being named manager of the season.

Mario Balotelli’s only assist in the Premier League was for Sergio Aguero’s title-winning goal vs QPR – @_abba_1

Aguero’s last-minute goal is arguably the most famous goal in Premier League history.

Some have disputed this fact but, according to the official Premier League website, it is the only assist Balotelli recorded in England’s top tier.

Gary Lineker never received a yellow or red card during his career – @Offensive_99

According to Wikipedia, Lineker played 647 games as a professional footballer.

He was never given a card by a referee.

Spain won the 2010 World Cup scoring just eight goals – @Domez99

Spain were far from entertaining in their World Cup triumph a decade ago.

They scored just four goals in the group stages, before winning each of their four knockout games 1-0.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored at least a goal in every minute of a football match – @Kenny_Pharez

Both players have scored a ridiculous amount of goals in their career, but this stat is rather impressive.

Steve Bruce scored 19 goals in all competitions for Manchester United in the 1990/91 season – @Vintage_Utd

Bruce was a centre-back, but he had a remarkable run in front of goal in the 1990/91 season.

He finished the Premier League campaign with 13 goals, making him United’s top scorer.

Kingsley Coman has won the league title in every year as a professional – @Houssamelsherif

Coman made his debut for PSG in 2013. He helped them to league titles in 2012/13 and 2013/14.

He then won Serie A with Juventus in 2014/15.

The Frenchman moved to Bayern Munich in 2015 and has won four consecutive league titles. Bayern currently hold a four-point lead at the top of the table, meaning it’s likely to be nine consecutive league titles for Coman.

Ryan Giggs individually has more major trophies than Chelsea Football Club – @kanishabalala

Giggs won 34 trophies with Man United between 1990-2014. He won a trophy every 28.3 games at the club, which is ridiculous.

In Chelsea’s 115 year history, they have won 33 trophies.

Neymar won La Liga Player of the Month award before Lionel Messi – @7hinboy

The La Liga Player of the Month award was created in 2013.

Neymar became the first Barcelona player to win it in November 2015.

Messi won it two months later in January 2016. It took Messi 23 months after the award’s creation to win it.

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