Ryan Giggs was born Ryan Joseph Wilson but adopted the mother’s maiden name (Lynne Giggs) after she split from his father. He’s also mixed race, the paternal father is from Sierra Leone.
Chilean Ivan Zamarano is the only player who has ever won a symbol at the back of his jersey, he wore 1+8 during his time at FC Internazionale of Italy
Most Nigerians can’t recite the National Anthem correctly
The voice behind Maybach Music is Jessica Gomes, an Australian model. One day she was in the studio watching Rick Ross and Jay-Z when she asked to drop a line. The rest they say is history
The word ‘Sunday’ is not in the Bible
We always talk about haters but we are haters ourselves
Talib Kweli, one of the best lyricists of all time was raised in New york City by two professors and has a bachelor’s degree in Experimental Theater
Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Ice Cube, Rah Digga and Common are also graduates with honours in psychology, Mass Communication, Architectural Design, Electrical Engineering and Business Administration respectively.
Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Chris Martin, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Eva Longoria, Lisa Kudrow and Mia Hamm have a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, English, Ancient History, Geography, General Studies, Kinesiology, Psychology and Political Science respectively
Donald Sutherland, popularly known for his role as Tripp Darling the rich mogul in the hit series Dirty Sexy Money is an engineer and the father of 24 Star, Kiefer Sutherland alias Jack Bauer
Ludacris, the famous rapper has a bachelor’s degree, with honours in Business from Georgia State University
Samuel Eto’o Fils is the world’s second highest earning athlete (just behind Tiger Woods) and the highest paid footballer in the world excluding off field earnings.
Samuel Eto’o Fils is the most decorated African footballer. He has Champions League, Serie A, La Liga, African Nations Cup, Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Italian Super Cup, Italian Cup, World Club Championship, Olympics winner’s medals to his name. He launched a new telecommunications network (Eto’o Telecom) at the last edition of the African Cup of Nations.
In 1978, FIFA decided the final round of group matches would be played simultaneously in subsequent World Cups after a match fixing controversy rocked the World Cup. Brazil and Argentina were in the same group and locked on the same points. Brazil had won their game a day earlier before Argentina took on a Peruvian team that had an Argentine-born keeper in goal, who went on to concede six times thus aiding Argentina to the Semi-Finals. The Argentine team led by Mario Kempes went on to lift the World Cup on home soil.
You don’t like when you open a bag of chips and its only 30% full? That’s how guys feel about push up bras
Only 16 Africans have lifted Europe’s Club premier competition (UEFA Champions League) and they are as follows:
1. Abedi Pele – Ghana and Marseille 1993
2. Finidi George – Nigeria and Ajax 1995
3. Kanu Nwankwo – Nigeria and Ajax 1995
4. Geremi Njitap – Cameroon and Real Madrid 2000
5. Samuel Osei Kuffour – Ghana and Bayern Munchen 2001
6. Benni McCarthy – South Africa and FC Porto 2004
7. Djimi Traore – Mali and Liverpool 2005
8. Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon and FC Barcelona (2006,2009); FC Internazionale (2010)
9. Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast and FC Barcelona 2009
10. Seydou Keita – Mali and FC Barcelona (2009, 2011)
11. Sulley Muntari – Ghana and FC Intenazionale 2010
12. MacDonald Mariga – Kenya and FC Internazionale 2010
13. Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast and Chelsea 2012
14. Mikel Obi John – Nigeria and Chelsea 2012
15. Salomon Kalou – Ivory Coast and Chelsea 2012
16. Michael Essien – Ghana and Chelsea 2012
If you want a wife, don’t pick her on a Sunday
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the renowned actor and former governor of California is actually Austrian and has a stadium named in his honour in Graz, Austria (Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium, Graz)
No one can make you inferior without your consent
There’s a Brazilian footballer by name, KANU. He plays for Anderlecht FC in Belgium. He changed his name to Kanu because of his love for the ex-Nigerian international.