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The Most Exciting Records in Football History

Wed 08 December 2021 | 5:30

In this article Sportmob brings you the full account of the most exciting records in football history.

In the whole 90 minutes that football players chase the most unforgettable moments have been created in history. Over the years football players have shown remarkable performances on the pitch which drew the attention of football pundits. These records are often hard to achieve, and legends created the best football records of all time.

Just because something is a record doesn’t mean that it is necessarily a great feature. For example, there is a record for 1142 minutes without receiving an international goal which is kind of humiliating. In this article we will walk you through the top 10 unbreakable football records. Stay tuned and find out all the details in this article.

Best Football Records of All Time

Football legends proved themselves worthy by breaking unbelievable records in football. The Brazilian football legend Pele who is highly regarded as one of the greatest footballers who ever lived made a record for the world's all-time goal scorer according to Guinness book and FIFA. In this article we will walk you through the list of football records. Learn more details in the following.

Ranking Football Records Broken in 2021

We have gathered all the information about some of the challenging and

best football records of all time

. Out list includes ten remarkable records. Stay tuned as we walk you through the most exciting records in football history in the following.

10. The Goalkeeper Who Scored 131 Goals 

Goalkeeper has only one job to do and it is to guard the net and make sure to keep it clear of any shots. So the goalkeeper is not obligated to score any goals. Even if keepers wanted to they don’t have any chance to aim the opponent’s net for a goal. However somehow the Brazilian goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni managed to aim the net for 131 goals during his 25 years of career.

Igor Gomes praised the goalkeeper and stated: “It’s these people that we have to look to, a good person, who will always try to give their best. And the main characteristic that catches my attention is that he does things with his heart, with truth, not halfway, isn’t it a lukewarm person. He is a person with whom I identify a lot because I have these characteristics. And if you have these characteristics, I believe you are on the right path.”

Ederson the football star considers the footballer his role model and stated about him: “Rogerio Ceni has always been my inspiration. When I started to play in school, I didn’t have an idol as such, I didn’t really like football in my nursery days. I used to go three times a week due to my brother’s influence and also because our friends used to go as well.” Stay tuned for more details about

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9. Fastest Hat Trick Scored by A Footballer 

Scoring three goals in a row during only one game by a player is challenging enough! Aside from that there are few players who managed to score these three goals in no time which has turned it into one of the top 10 unbreakable football records. The Scottish professional footballer of

Ross County

managed to score the fastest hat trick in November 1964 in only 90 seconds. However, his record was never registered in the Guinness Book for 4 years.

In 1995, the retired Swedish forward Magnus Arvidsson aimed the net for the world’s fastest hat trick in a game with IFK Hässleholm. The footballer broke the 90 second record of Tommy Ross with only one second ahead (89). He later stated about the remarkable hat trick he scored: “You don't forget that sort of thing in a hurry. There was hardly time to kick off between the goals!” Find out more details about list of football records in the following.

8. Footballer with The Most Red Cards in The History of Football 

During 90 minutes on the pitch, a lot can happen. Some can break records and make their way to the Guinness Book while others stay in the shadows until the time is right for their big break. Either way, footballers are under a lot of pressure. Players can get into a fight with each other or be frustrated with the referee’s unfair decisions. So far the Spanish footballer

Sergio Ramos

who is highly regarded as one of the greatest defenders and best captain in history has received 25 red cards. The footballer also has the highest number of red cards in El Clasico with five dismissals.

Cryil Rool the former professional player who featured as a midfielder is well known for starting brawls and getting into fights with the opponents while karate kicking and also going into tackles blindly. There is no surprise that the footballer has received more red cards than Ramos. He has received 27 red cards during his career. Wait you still haven’t met the footballer with the most red cards in football’s history.

Gerardo Bedoya is a retired Colombian footballer who began as a defender but he also played as a defensive midfielder. The controversial player received a staggering amount of 46 red cards during his career at different clubs. Following his retirement, he pursued his career as a manager for the Colombian side Independiente

Sante Fe

. Surprisingly he was sent off into the stands during his first match! No wonder he holds the record for the footballer with the most red cards. Stay tuned for more details about the most exciting records in football history.

7. The Footballer Who Scored 5 Goals in 9 Minutes

Number 7 of our

list of football records

belongs to an outstanding record. Back in 2015 when Bayern Munich went on and faced VFL Wolfsburg in a game the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski showed such a superhuman performance as he scored 5 goals in only 9 minutes. The footballer helped the side destroy Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg while coming on the pitch as a substitute. He made sure his name be remembered as one of the greatest footballers who ever lived. Aside from breaking a record, Lewandowski gave Bayern Munich a great start at the game as he tied the scoreboard at the 51st minute, gave Bayern the lead one minute later.

Then he aimed the net in the 55th minute before closing the night with two other goals at 57th and 60th minutes of the game, respectively. During that game the Polish footballer also scored the quickest

Bundesliga

hat-trick in history and made a name for himself as the first substitute to score five goals in a game. Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola commented upon the subject: “I don't understand this, five goals! I have never in my life witnessed something like this whether as a player or a coach.”

Later

Lewandowski

told Sky at full-time, per ESPN: “I am very satisfied, that was incredible. I just wanted to shoot, I didn't really think what will happen afterwards. Having been one down, we knew that we must improve and score twice at least. But five goals, that's incredible.” Stay tuned for more details about the most exciting records in football history.

6. The Most Expensive Transfer Ever 

One of the

top 10 unbreakable football records

belongs to the most expensive transfer ever. The second footballer of the list is Kylian Mbappe who reached an agreement with the French top flight club Paris Saint Germain for million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the 18-year-old French international striker. Neymar praised his fellow teammate and commented: “He taught me a lot about the way 'to be French. Neymar told France Football. I owe a large part of my adaptation to him, and, therefore, my happiness to be here.”

The number one footballer that is the most expensive transfer in the football history is the Brazilian forward Neymar. He is highly regarded as one of the best players in the world. SportsPro labeled him as the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN named him as the world's fourth-most famous athlete in 2016. In August 2017 he made a move from Barcelona to PSG for the staggering amount of 222 million euros. This made him the most expensive transfer ever in the football history. The Brazil national team head coach praised the footballer and told FIFA.com: “Neymar has matured a lot.”

He added: “Before, when he was at Barcelona and in my early days with the Selecao, he was a player who would be out on the wing, would score goals, had pace, would dribble, do individual plays. Now he’s expanded the area in which he plays and, as well as being a goal scorer, he creates plays for others. He’s now what we call a ‘bow and arrow’ – he can set things up and finish things off. He’s increased his arsenal.” Find out more details about

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5. The Oldest Professional Footballer 

Usually football players hang their boots at a certain age. The average age which all players retire is 35 years old. But every player retires based on their position and physical fitness. On November 12, 2015 Yokohama FC - a club in the second division of the Japan Professional Football League (J-league 2) made an unusual attempt by renewing their contract with Kazuyoshi Miura who is a 48 years old player. Kazuyoshi Miura was born on February 26, 1967 and is nicknamed Kazu.

At the age of 15 the footballer moved to Brazil along with his family prior to his debut for the famous Santos club back in 1986. Between 1990 and 2000 Kazu played for Japan national team and he was the first Japanese player to receive the IFFHS Asia's Footballer of the Year award. He is regarded as one of the most famous players that Japanese football ever trained.

The footballer broke a record for the Oldest Professional Footballer to aim the net in a professional tournament of Billy Meredith. He was a member of

Man City

squad and managed to score a goal over Brighton in the FA Cup framework in 1924 when he was 49 years old! While he was 45 years old, he made a name for himself as the oldest footballer to score for the England football team. Find out more details about the most exciting records in football history in the following.

4. Most Goals Scored for A Single Club 

One of the

Football records broken in 2021

belongs to most goals scored for a single club. Gerd Muller was a former professional player who played as a striker and he is highly regarded as one of the greatest goal scorers who ever lived. He was a key role player for both the clubs he served and German national team. He managed to score 571 goals for German top flight Bayern Munich. He made a lot of wonders for the club and managed to led them to numerous honors including the Ballon d'Or and FIFA Golden Boot award in 1970.

Number two of the list belongs to the legendary footballer

Pele

. He served at the club for 19 years. He is highly regarded as one of greatest goal scorers in football history netting 643 goals during 656 matches. According to Santos football club the legendary footballer scored even more goals however some of them were not recorded.  Dutch star Johan Cruyff stated: “Pele was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic. Carlos Alberto Torres also commented: “His great secret was improvisation. Those things he did were in one moment. He had an extraordinary perception of the game.”

Number one player who scored the most goals for a single club is the legendary Forward

Lionel Messi

. He is highly regarded as one of the greatest players who ever lived and one of the top goal scorers in the world. During his career he managed to win a seven Ballon d'Or awards record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 was named to the Ballon d'Or Dream Team. So far, he has scored 650 goals for Barcelona in 755 matches.

3. Most International Goals

The Iranian former footballer Ali Daei managed to score the most international goals during 13 years of career and 149 games played on the pitch. Between 1993 and 2006 the footballer aimed the net for 109 goals for Iran in 149 matches. During his career he served for prominent clubs such as Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC. At the time he reached an agreement with the German club Bayern Munich, Beckenbauer labelled him as a world-class forward.

For fifteen years no one could break the legendary footballer’s record. During the Portugal's World Cup qualifying match against Ireland Ronaldo grabbed a brace and Portugal won the game 2-1. With these two goals Ronaldo reached 110 international goals and broke Daei’s record. Following the game Daei praised the footballer’s performance on Instagram and described him as a great championship and a role model to all. Find out more details about

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2. Football Player with The Most Appearances

One of the most exciting records in football history is the record for a player who made the most appearances in football. People think that Pele who is the greatest player in the history of football holds the record for the most appearances on the pitch. The legendary football player is among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. There is no doubt Pele made a lot of wonders during his career and broke a lot of records but the record for the footballer with the most appearances belongs to another player.

Peter Leslie Shilton OBE is a former professional footballer who featured as a goalkeeper during his days on the field. The goalkeeper holds the record for the most appearances earning 125 caps, and holds the all-time record for the most competitive appearances in world football by attending 1,390 matches.

1. Footballer Who Scored the Most Goals in History 

Number one of our list of Football records broken in 2021 belongs to the most goals scored in history. Football fans usually give the credit to the former Brazilian footballer Pele who is highly regarded as one of the greatest footballers in history. Between 1957 and 1977 the footballer managed to score 767 goals. Lionel Messi also is among the top goal scorers in football with 755 goals.

Fabio Capello

praised the player for his great form on the pitch and stated about him: “In my entire life I have never seen a player of such quality and personality at such a young age, particularly wearing the 'heavy' shirt of one of the world's great clubs.” Cristiano Ronaldo managed to beat both footballers with 801 goals and marked the acme of the list. The legendary footballer wrote on his Instagram page: “Thank you to the Guinness World Records. Always good to be recognized as a world record breaker. Let’s keep trying to set the numbers even higher!”

Back in January 2013 Alex Ferguson stated about the footballer: “In the six years we had him, you just saw his game grow all the time, and he was a fantastic player. Now you see the complete player. His decision-making, his maturity, his experience, plus all the great skills he has got, they all make him the complete player.” People are giving the credit mistakenly to Ronaldo however a less known footballer named Josef Bican holds the record of all-time top goal scorer with 805 goals. Hope you got all the information you were looking for in this article.

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