Soccer, Football, Futbol… call it whatever you want, just don’t confuse it with American football. While both sports have a huge and successful following, some may wonder what makes our game superior. While we could argue our side all day long, a new video breaks it all down. Thanks to Top Eleven’s informative video, we have the cold, hard facts. The popular app maker broke down the facts and figures to show the world why soccer is better. Connected by the same name, these sports are extremely different, as the video will show. In this footage, a narrator uses clever graphics and explains both sides. Is the grass greener on the other side? Well, of course not.
First of all, we have more fans. That’s right, football boasts more than 3 billion fans worldwide, compared to American football’s 400 million fans. While both sport’s followers can get pretty intense, there is no arguing that a billion is way more than million.
This means to fit this huge number of fans into stadiums, soccer stadiums must have larger venues. For example, Barcelona is home of the largest football stadium in the world. It is so big, it can house the population of Liechtenstein not just once, but twice!
Now, let’s talk about the aspects of actually playing the game. Soccer players run faster and longer. Not to mention, they are able to kick the ball a farther distance than an American football player is able to throw the ball. With a longer average career, footballers also boast larger salaries. The highest paid player goes to soccer superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
This unique look at the world’s favorite sport was brought to us by Top Eleven. Make sure to check out their website for more information on their exciting new app, which allows you to manage your very own football team!