Elgar wrote the first known football chant and fans of his team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, still sing his more famous 'Nimrod' at matches.
Arsenal's swear-word-free chant book didn't catch on, but the team did count Bin Laden as a fan.
Here's goalie Leigh Roose who did acrobatics on the crossbar and here's England's Chant Laureate.
Cantona tried to register 'Ooh aah Cantona' as a trademark, David Hasselhoff won the phrase 'Don't hassle the Hoff' in his divorce settlement, and referee Graham Poll lamented that his name rhymed with 'hole' - perfect for offensive chants.
Pleading 'Crime of Passion' can get you a reduced sentence - but doesn't work for parking space theft.
Referees used to have hankies instead of whistles, and ball boys were introduced to make Fatty Foulke look bigger.
In 1280 a footballer died after running into an opponent's dagger; one-armed 'El Manco' scored the winning goal in the first World Cup Final.
British Olympic football is wrought with controversy, while the 1920 final ended before half time when the Czechs stormed off the pitch.
In the 2014 World Cup, the Dutch team booked their hotel in Brazil until July 7th, causing problems when they reached the semi-finals on July 9th.
Kim Jong-Il banned any World Cup coverage that didn't show North Korea winning.
Garrincha lost his virginity to a goat, and his bedwetting son soaked his World Cup winnings.
Sophus Nielsen's bandy legs helped him become the first person to score 10 goals in an international match.
Javier Florez shot dead a heckling fan.
Arthur Kinnaird was the greatest footballer of his time, headed the FA for 33 years and was a tennis, canoeing, swimming, Eton fives and athletics champion.
The Corinthians football team was too gentlemanly to try to score from penalties, and voluntarily sacrificed one of their players if an opposition player was sent off.Unusual footballers
Darwin and his sons played bassoon to earthworms to find out if they could hear.Darwin and his sons played bassoon to earthworms to find out if they could hear.
Eric Cantona was brought up in a cave.Eric Cantona was brought up in a cave.
1) A football goal is 8 yards wide and 8 feet high.
2) FIFA considered widening the football goal for Americans.
3) The crossbar wasn't a compulsory part of the goal until 1882.
4) The net was introduced to the goal by an Everton fan, angry that fans behind the goal could kick the ball out again.
5) The earliest offside rule was vaguer, simply stating there was to be no 'loitering' near the opponent's goal.
6) In 2009 Crystal Palace were denied a goal against Bristol City when the ball bounced off the board behind and came back out.
7) Sunderland scored 11 goals over three 'halves' in 1894. The opposition goalie blamed his loss on lack of rice pudding.
8) Physics Nobel Prize-winner Niels Bohr was a professional goalie, but forgot to save goals when distracted by maths problems.