Football – Why 45 Minutes?

July 4, 2010 · Posted in English Football 

Personally, I do not know the real reasons why football is played 45 minutes in each half. My guess is, it’s probably the optimum level of fitness a human being can sustain in the full 90 minutes to produce the beauty of football. Beyond that, the beauty of football deteriorates as the tiredness overcome the players.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts; but here I have an interesting reason. I don’t think it is anywhere near the truth, but it is just for fun.

Note, you need to be at least 18 years of age to continue reading…

Why football is played for 45 minutes in each half?

Those who thought of this must have lots of time. Why people play football for 45 minutes, not 30 minutes or 1 hour? Even the sports scientist and some of the senior players could not give the right answer.

In that confusing situation one person came up with a reasonable answer. He said…….

“The reason people play this game for 45 minutes is…

There are 2 teams and there are 11 players in each team.
Each player brings his own “2 balls”. So in total there are 44 balls.

There is one ball on the ground itself. Thus the grand total is 45″.

Question Answered !!!

Sometimes there is extra time of 2 minutes which is the referee’s balls!


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