We are lucky enough to be treated to more football now than ever before and over the past few decades we have seen some truly incredible football stats.
We have gone back through the years and picked out 11 football stats that you won’t believe are real.
1. Neymar won La Liga Player of the Month before Lionel Messi
This one makes out brain hurt a little bit. Believe it or not, the Argentine genius didn’t actually win the Player of the Month award until January 2016.
The slight caveat to this stat is that the award itself didn’t exist until September 2013, but it’s still a baffling fact nonetheless. As many as 17 different players won the award before Messi finally got his hands on it in early 2016.
2. Dundee United have a 100% win ratio against Barcelona
The Scottish side has come up against the Catalan club on four occasions and they have been victorious each time. Dundee United are the only British side to boast this amazing record against Barcelona.
They did the double over them in the 1966-67 season, beating the Spanish giants home and away in the Europa League. Then they managed to pull off the same feat again in 1986-87.