The English Premier League represents the highest form of football in Europe. It is the most-watched league with the most money invested in it and with probably the most stars playing in it.
But as a football fan, are you sure that you know all about the Premier League? Sure, everyone is likely to know who the greatest goal scorer of all time is or who is the team with the least amount of conceded goals.
But there are some stats that even elude the best sports betting sites. Here are some of the weird facts you probably didn’t know about the EPL.
The Player who Got Subbed the Most
Ryan Giggs is a Manchester United legend! He won a bunch of trophies with the Red Devils and scored a lot of goals while running down the flank.
But the current manager of the Welsh national side holds a very interesting record. He is the player in the EPL history who was substituted the most with 134 in his career. He is not a bad player at all, he just played for a long time.
Mario Balotelli has only 1 Assist to his Name
The Italian bad boy, Mario Balotelli, made 70 appearances during his time in the Premier League. Although most would rather forget his time in Liverpool, he made a much greater mark with the Citizens.
During that time, he got only one single assist. But why is this one so important? In fact, it was the title-winning assist to Sergio Aguero in the last seconds of the match against QPR that won them the 2011/2012 Premier League title.
Teams that Won the Title Only Once
In modern football, it is hard to win a title if you are not a juggernaut. The same thing goes for the Premier League. Each year, before the race for the trophy, starts you already have an idea who is going to win.
However, while surprises rarely happen, they happened on two occasions. Blackburn Rovers (1994/1995) and Leicester City (2015/2016) are the only single-title winning teams since the inception of the Premier League.
The Player who Played his Entire Career in the EPL
Surprise, surprise, but we are back to Ryan Giggs again. Giggs is the only player in the Premier League history who played in 21 seasons out of the total 25. He did play for a long time so it is something that sounds logical. But at the same time, it is something that you don’t really think about on your own.
The Player with the Most Amount of Headers
This one is rather obvious. If you know who Peter Crouch is than this fact is not anything amazing for you. Peter is a former English international known by being 2.01 meters tall.
Peter played for a number of Premier League teams and finally retired at the age of 38 while playing for Burnley. But during this time he managed to bag 51 Premier League goals by using his head.
Only 5 Players Scored 5 Goals in a Game
Currently, there are only five players in the English Premier League history that scored five goals in a single game. Alan Shearer, Sergio Aguero, Andy Cole, Jermain Defoe, and Dimitar Berbatov.