The name football comes from the two words- foot and ball because the players walk and run on the foot while playing as opposed to other games like polo. There is no restriction in the game that whether the ball should be kicked by foot or other parts of the body. But mostly, the players kick it by the foot. Football lovers think that it is a matter of life and death or even more than that!
Football was first introduced in Medieval England (Medieval is the period in European history and relates to the middle ages) in around 1170 when an account describes youths going to the fields for a ‘game of ball’. Football can even be traced back to as early as the second and third century BC in China. Some sources describe an exercise called Tsu’ Chu, in which opponents used a leather ball filled with feathers and hair and the aim was to get the ball into a small net fixed on to bamboo canes, also defending themselves from attacks.
Here are some of the famous football players along with their wives!
1. Mikel Arteta:
He is a retired Spanish professional footballer and currently the co-assistant coach of Manchester City. His wife, Lorena Bernal, is an Argentine-Spanish actress, TV host and model
He is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and captains the Argentina national team. His wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, is one of the famous Sports WAGs in the world
He is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team for whom he is the captain. His wife name is Gineba Toure