One of the most overlooked but important things in the world is light. Without lights there are many things that are currently taken for granted that would not happen. Whether it is a lamp in the living room of a house that people can read and do other things by or a battery picture light or battery picture lights, it is clear that light is an important visual aid. Lights are especially important in sports. If arenas across the world did not have such strong lighting it would be nearly impossible for games to be staged at night outdoors in sports such as the world’s most popular game, soccer. Soccer is without doubt the world’s favorite sport overall and was originated in England. As is the case with the founding countries of most sports, to this day some of the strongest teams in the world are found in England.
One of the best soccer, or football as it is known most places, clubs in the world is Arsenal. Arsenal was formed in 1886 in North London and acquired their name from the fact that most of their original players were amateurs, as all were at the time, who worked at the local munitions factory making weapons for the royal arsenal. From the start the club was breaking records and in the late 1800s they became the first team from the south of England to join the recently formed league. Arsenal have also been amazingly successful as a team, winning thirteen league titles, third most of any team in the country, and ten FA Cups, a March Madness style tournament that takes place over the course of a season. Also, Arsenal are the only team to ever go through a Premier League season with no losses and hold the record for the longest unbeaten streak ever, winning or drawing forty nine consecutive matches.
Another important club in English football is Liverpool. Obviously based out of the northern city of Liverpool, they are traditionally the most successful team in the country. With eighteen domestic league titles and seven FA Cups to go along with five European Cups, a tournament between the best teams from the continent, Liverpool can lay claim to being the most trophy laden club in the country. What really sets Liverpool apart though from other teams is their rabid fan base. Liverpool’s citizens are often called “scousers” a term defining their regional accent, and Liverpool fans often times create one of the most intense and amazing atmospheres at a sporting event with their constant singing and love for their team.
Lastly, the newest team to join the elite of England is a club called Chelsea. Chelsea are from the west side of London and until very recently were more known for their far right wing hooligans rather than for their play on the field. The most important event in Chelsea’s history was the purchase of the club by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, which immediately allowed them to buy some of the best players in the world and win multiple league championships.
Soccer is the most well followed sport in the world and the three clubs mentioned above in particular have done an excellent job of expanding their profiles globally and creating brands out of themselves to broadcast to new markets and expand their fan base.