There’s no denying that 4,000 is a significant number. But what does it actually mean in terms of betting?
To begin with, 4,000 is the total number of football teams in the English Premier League (EPL). While the total number of Premier League teams is not available for verification, the total number of football teams in the English Football League (EFL) is. And that’s only one of the many competitions that the EPL organizes each year. For example, the EPL organizes the Champions League which comprises the top 16 English teams and pits them against the best of the best from all over Europe.
This, of course, makes the 4,000 total look even more significant. Especially since the best performers in the Champions League go on to win the World Cup. This year’s Champions League final was watched by 128 million people worldwide. The match between Real Madrid and Liverpool attracted a global audience of 4.3 million people.
The Evolution Of An All-Time Great
In the 2017 Champions League final, Real Madrid faced Liverpool. This year’s final was the 121st meeting between the two clubs. The most recent match between them was on June 28, 2017. The last time Liverpool won the Champions League was in 2013. However, Madrid have been victorious in 31 of the last 33 matches. This year’s final was no different. Madrid won 4–2 after extra time.
In the 2017 final, Iker Casillas started in goal for Real Madrid. The Spanish great started his career with Real Madrid in 2003 and stayed until 2015. In the 2015–16 La Liga season, Iker Casillas won his 200th match as a professional. That makes him the all-time winningest goalkeeper in the La Liga era (2003–present).
In the 59th minute of extra time, Liverpool were awarded a penalty. However, Alisson Becker, the Brazilian goalkeeper, saved the penalty.
This saved Liverpool’s chances of winning the Champions League. It also meant that Casillas won his all-time great status in the eyes of the footballing world. After Alisson’s save, Iker’s record stood at 200 wins and 22 losses. But after the penalty save, Iker’s record changed to 199 wins and 23 losses.
In the 2016 Champions League final, Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta scored the opening goal. In the 73rd minute of extra time, Nemanja Matic scored an equalizer for Manchester United. The match went to a penalty shootout after extra time. Barry made four saves in the shootout while Van Persie missed the winning penalty.
The Evolution Of An All-Time Great
In the 2017 Champions League final, Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta scored the opening goal. In the 73rd minute of extra time, Nemanja Matic scored an equalizer for Manchester United. The match went to a penalty shootout after extra time. Barry made four saves in the shootout while Van Persie missed the winning penalty.
This brings us to the significance of 4,000. Not only is it the total number of English football teams in the Premier League (EPL) and Champions League (CL), but it also represents the total number of footballers who have ever scored in the Premier League. In other words, the 4,000th footballer to score in the Premier League is part of an exclusive club.
The 4,000 Club is an amalgamation of Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United and Real Madrid formed in 2012. It is dedicated to the celebration of global achievements in football. The members commit to meet on an annual basis to share experiences, discuss matches observed overseas, and plan for future competitions.
The 4,000 Club has nine mandates, which it carries out via its secret society of football luminaries. These include matching winnings against the biggest name in football, arranging a meeting with the legendary George Ormond (founder of World Cups), and helping unite the world of football under one flag. The society holds an elegant ball once a year to commemorate its historic achievements. In 2015, the society celebrated its 5th anniversary. That means that the society now consists of 5,000 footballers.
So, while 4,000 is a numbers game, it also symbolizes the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. The 4,000 Club is an umbrella organization which includes all four of the foregoing teams and more. It also includes Chelsea’s Cares Club and St. George’s Hospitality Society. The umbrella organization is committed to a spirit of fair play and encourages competition and camaraderie amongst its members.
If you’d like to be involved in the development of the sports scene in a region that is profoundly involved in football, then you can get involved with the Middlesex Football Club. The Middlesex Football Club is a community football club that provides a safe and welcoming environment for all its members. The club was founded in 2012 and is based in London. It is affiliated with Middlesex County FFL (an exhibition football league).
Middlesex Football Club’s vision is to support local football and to become a major competitive force in the regional league and in the community. The Middlesex Football Club achieves this by running a professional football team, Middlesex County Red Socks, and providing a safe and welcoming environment for all its members.
“We want to provide a world-class footballing environment for aspiring players of all ages to learn and experience the beautiful game,” said Middlesex Football Club President, Danny D’Arpion. “Our community engagement programmes allow our players, parents, and teachers to get involved in the football scene, and we believe this is a vital part of the development of a child. After all, we cannot develop a game without anyone playing it. So, by engaging with the community, we are also ensuring that the next generation of football lovers comes out fit and ready to play the game.”