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Top 9 Players With The Guinness World Record

Football is more than merely kicking a ball into a goal. It has an aesthetic dimension at its pinnacles; it is not just a game, but an art. Football, on the other hand, is a sport that has to do with more of statistics. Footballers aren't normally linked with Guinness Global Records, and setting a world record isn't exactly what they're after when it comes to promoting their clubs and countries. However, there have been a few players who have left an indelible mark on the history books in unexpected ways, and we look at eight of them here.

1. Tim Howard has the most saves in a World Cup match.

Tim Howard played for Manchester United and Everton during his career, but his best performance came against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup Round of 16 match for the United States of America. In the game, Howard made 16 saves, the most by a goalie in World Cup history.

2. Jamie Redknapp - Greatest height to control a football

During the filming of A League of Their Own, Redknapp was in charge of a ball that was dropped from 61 feet in the air. What record did he shatter? Lionel Messi had previously accomplished a similar trick from 59 feet.

3. Pele was the youngest player to score in a World Cup final.

Most goals scored in a career (1,283) and most World Cup victories (three). Pele is the recipient of every award imaginable. The former may be debatable, but there's no disputing the fact that, at the age of 17 years 249 days, he scored the youngest goal in a World Cup final in 1958. In 2018, even Kylian Mbappe couldn't match that. Perhaps he deserves greater appreciation from the younger generation because of his three world records.

4. Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi does not require an introduction. He has won five FIFA Ballon d'Ors, a World Cup golden ball, and a slew of other accolades. Many consider him to be the greatest player in the game's history, and he plays with records on a daily basis. One record sticks out among the many that the small Argentine has crushed or broken. Most Goals in a Calender Year is a Guinness World Record On December 9, 2012, Messi clinched the record after scoring twice in Barca's 2-1 win over Real Betis. Gerd Mueller's record of 85 goals, which had stood for 40 years, was broken by Barcelona's no.10.

5. Goals Scored in 11 consecutive Champions League games.

There are no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the Champions League. In the competition, the Portugal international has a record 134 goals, with Lionel Messi second with 118. However, Ronaldo's performances in Europe's top club competition have been nothing short of spectacular. Following that incredible 11-game run between the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, he now holds the Guinness World Record for most consecutive Champions League matches scored in. He also became the Champions League's oldest hat-trick scorer, surpassing Claudio Pizarro at 34 years and 35 days.

6. Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner did not live up to his hype or promise during his six seasons with Arsenal, but he did score 45 goals. In December 2007, he scored the game-winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur after coming off the bench in the 76th minute and scoring six seconds later. In the Premier League, this is still a Guinness World Record.

7. Paolo Maldini holds the record for being the oldest player to captain a Champions League side.

At the grand old age of 39 years and 239 days, the famous Maldini captained AC Milan against Arsenal on February 20, 2008. Maldini also holds the World Cup record for the most minutes played by a single player (2,217).

8. Robert Lewandowski has scored in the Bundesliga's most consecutive games.

Lewandowski has set various milestones over the years, the most notable of which being his 11-game scoring streak from August 16 to November 9, 2019. During that span, he scored 16 goals. Bayern Munich was crushed 4-0 by Fortuna Dusseldorf to bring the season to a close.

9. Ederson has the longest drop-kick in the game.

The art of goalkeeping has been reinvented thanks to Ederson's distribution. It also made Guinness wonder how far he could kick a ball. 75.35 meters is the answer. The achievement was accomplished on the Brazilian's third and last attempt.

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