Sports Article


By: Julie Allen and Nathalie Rosales


Hi Sharks, this is Nathalie and Julie with another sports Article. This week we are focusing on soccer! Students are getting the chance to play soccer on the VIDA Soccer team.


Now to get into the history! Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China. Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport; but it was England that transitioned soccer, or what the British and many other people around the world call “football,” into the game we know today. But, as the sport developed more rules were made. For example, the penalty kick was introduced in 1891. One of the top players throughout history is Pele from Brazil, who scored six goals in the 1958 World Cup and helped Brazil claim it’s first title.


Fun Fact: Arthur Friedenreich scored an astounding 1,329 goals over his 26 years playing for Brazil making him the top scoring soccer player in world history. Q: Why can’t Cinderella play soccer? A: Because she always runs away from the ball. Q: What kind of tea do soccer players drink? A: Penal-Tea!