13 – Only Wayne Rooney (18) has scored more goals for England during Roy Hodgson’s tenure than Danny Welbeck (13). Option. 3 hours ago

37 - Excluding penalties, John Terry has scored more goals than any other defender in Premier League history (37). Prominent. 20 hours ago

450 - John Terry has made more @premierleague appearances for @ChelseaFC than any other player (450). Leader. 21 hours ago

1 - Ossie Ardiles (54) is the only manager to have overseen more PL games without a single 0-0 draw than Tim Sherwood (27). Entertainers. 23 hours ago

96 - Australia and England have now won the same number of World Cup matches across Cricket, Football and Rugby Union (96). Rivals. 26 Mar

0 - Northern Ireland did not manage a shot on target vs Scotland & have won none of their last 22 international friendlies. Futile. 25 Mar

9 - Germany conceded 9 goals in the last 5 friendly matches (1.8 per game). Airy. #GERAUS 25 Mar

15 - In winning the @FAWSL 2 last season, @SAFCLadies won 15 of their 18 games (D2 L1) and averaged 2.6 goals per game. Expectations. 25 Mar

45 - Last season, the @FAWSL averaged 45 tackles per game compared to the PL 14/15 rate of 39 tackles per game. Committed. 25 Mar

2 - @LFCladies have won their opening game in each of the last two @FAWSL seasons, both by a 1-0 scoreline. Solid. 25 Mar

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    Football goals scored

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  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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