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Nov 22 16 10:06 AM

The former goalkeeper of Nigeria, Peter Rufai, was the son of a tribal king.
In other sports, Prince Albert II of Monaco competed in the bobsleigh at five consecutive Winter Olympics. Zara Phillips (Great Britain) and Iñaki Urdangarin (Spain) were even Olympic medalists.

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#62 [url]

Nov 22 16 1:36 PM

Luca wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
"Quickest goals"
Hjalmar Lorichs   27.6.1912  Sweden 7-1 Finland    11 seconds
(list mentions 10 other goals scored within first minute, with number of seconds unknown)
Christian Benteke (Belgium) 10/10/2016 Gibraltar 0-6 Belgium   7 seconds

One agency report of Iran 3-1 Burma (1968 Asian Cup) mentioned that the first goal was scored by Kalani after 9 seconds.  Although other sources give the goal in the 2nd minute...

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Feb 2 17 12:30 AM

Luca wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
"Quickest goals"
Hjalmar Lorichs   27.6.1912  Sweden 7-1 Finland    11 seconds
(list mentions 10 other goals scored within first minute, with number of seconds unknown)
Christian Benteke (Belgium) 10/10/2016 Gibraltar 0-6 Belgium   7 seconds

Jean-Marc Changou (Mauritius) 31/8/1986 Seychelles 1-2 Mauritius  6 seconds


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Mar 17 17 2:30 AM

Kaizeler wrote:
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"Longest unbeaten run"
Scotland  7.4.1879-16.3.1888   22 games

Brazil (1993-1996) and Spain (2007-2009), 35 games

How about a variant of this : "Most games unbeaten before first (ever) defeat?"

Any contenders?  I fancy Mauritius, although I fear that some as yet unverified matches in the 1930s may scupper it.


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Mar 19 17 9:42 AM

The England Amateur team was defeated for the first time in their 21st international game. Obviously it was not the proper English national team, but their records are officially recognized by IFFHS.
Note: England Amateur played under the denomination of United Kingdom during the Olympic Games.

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Mar 23 17 8:18 PM

Luca wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
"Hat-tricks"  (meaning 3 goals *in a row* in this case)
Quickest: Sophus Nielsen 22.10.1908    Denmark   4 minutes
How about Nakayama vs Brunei in 2000... goals at 1' 2' & 4'.
05/07/2003 - South Pacific Games
Fiji 12-0 Kiribati Esala Masi (47', 48', 51')
Another resounding hat-trick: Annuario del Calcio Mondiale 1999/00, pages 766 and 767, states that over England 7-0 Northern Ireland, the English forward Willie Hall scored 3 goals in 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

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Mar 24 17 12:18 PM

nfm24 wrote:
"Trainer, coach, manager" (most games)
Hugo Meisl  Austria   1911-19   38 games


"El Maestro" Tabárez has become the most-capped coach with a single national team: 168 appearances with Uruguay. He has overtaken the 167 appearances of Sepp Herberger (Germany/West Germany).

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May 14 17 5:53 PM

How about the record for the fastest substitution ever? Reports of Hugo Sánchez's farewell cameo in March 1998 say that he was substituted off after eight seconds.

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nfm24 wrote:
How about the record for the fastest substitution ever? Reports of Hugo Sánchez's farewell cameo in March 1998 say that he was substituted off after eight seconds.

Not so quick, but I remember that during an England-Netherlands friendly from 2001, England's goalkeeper David James was replaced after 3 minutes by Richard Wright.

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