Football is a sport played for many years. There have been many records in football history, some interesting and some weird. The sport is played worldwide and is monitored by FIFA, the highest governing body of association football. Let’s dig into the records of football.
- Lionel Messi played for FC Barcelona professionally from 2005 to 2021. Over his period with the club, he scored 672 goals. This stands as the record of achieving the most number of goals for a single club.
- Robert Lewandowski played in the Polish league in 2007; he played in the third division, where he won the top scorer award. In 2008, he won the same while playing in the second division and again in 2010 when he played in the first division. He was the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League in 2020. Lewandowski is the only player in the history of football to win the top scorer award in the third, second and first division and international tournament as well.
- Lionel Messi was in an outrageous form in 2012, where he scored 91 goals in all competitions. Messi has the record of scoring the most number of goals in a calendar year.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players. Between the season 2010-2016, he consecutively scored a minimum of 50 goals per season. It is a record of scoring more than 50 goals in most consecutive seasons 6.
- Rogerio Ceni was a Brazilian goalkeeper. He played over 1200 games in his career and scored 132 goals, making him the highest goal-scoring goalkeeper of all time.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo are the only two players to have scored in all possible minutes of the game.
- Francesco Totti played for Roma from 1992 to 2017. He was appointed the club captain in 1998; he went on to captain the club till 2017 when he retired. Totti holds the record for being the player with the most seasons as captain for one club.
- Maracana Stadium in Brazil hosted the 1950 World Cup Finals. 1,99,854 spectators were in the stadium to watch the match, and unofficially, a crowd of 2,10,000 was in the stadium. This match has the record of highest attendance in a football match.
- Toni Kross has won the FIFA Club World Cup five times, four with Real Madrid and once with Bayern Munich. He also won the FIFA World Cup with Germany in 2014. Kross holds the record of a player with the most world titles in the history of football 6.
- While managing FC Barcelona in the season 2009-10, Pep Guardiola won a historic double treble-winning the Copa del Rey, La Liga, Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup. He took his tally to six trophies out of six available in a calendar year, which is a record for a manager.
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