Whosoever propounded the saying that records are meant to broken has not been privy to the football records that will be discussed below.
Indeed, Certain records are meant to stand the test of time, immortalised in their glory and accomplishments.
In this article, Futball News will examine some records that may never be broken in the history of football.
- Lionel Messi;
Most Ballon d’Or win in a row.
Lionel Messi won his fourth consecutive Ballon d’Or in the peak of the career of his teammate Andres Iniesta and his arc rival Cristiano Ronaldo between 2009 and 2012.
He also surpassed Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff, and Marco van Basten, all of whom have three wins, to become the first man to receive the honor four times.
The former FC Barcelona forward broke all previous records in 2012, and at the gala event in Zurich, he took first place on the three-man shortlist to set a new record in the world of football.
Messi led the Spanish La Liga in scoring 50 goals during the 2011/2012 season. With an astounding 91 goals, he also surpassed Gerd Müller’s long standing record for most goals in a calendar year.
- Sadio Mane;
Fastest Premier League hat trick.
Sadio Mane had a significant influence when playing for Southampton before he moved to Liverpool and went on to win numerous awards. While at Southampton in 2015, the striker broke Yorke’s 14-year record by scoring a hat-trick against Aston Villa in just 16 minutes after the game began.
Furthermore, Mane finished his hat trick in just two minutes and 56 seconds. That also stands as a Premier League record. This lightning-fast hat trick enabled Southampton to defeat Aston Villa by a score of 6-1.
- Sir Alex Ferguson.
Most trophies as a manager;
Sir Alex Ferguson, an extraordinary figure, is the manager with the most trophies overall. His work with Manchester United serves as a gold standard for all managers worldwide.
The Scotsman played for Manchester United for 27 years and won 37 trophies there, including two UEFA Champions League trophies and 13 Premier League crowns.
Before leaving a lasting impression with the Red Devils, the 79-year-old also guided Aberdeen to ten Scottish division championships in five years. Unless Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho goes on to have lengthy, successful careers, his record of 48 titles may never be surpassed.
- Miroslav Klose.
Most goals at World Cup.
Miroslav Klose holds the record for most goals scored at a World Cup, With 16 goals in 24 games.
The German forward made his World Cup debut in 2002 and continued to play for his nation until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He won the Golden Boot in the 2006 edition of the tournament.
Before Klose, the renowned Brazilian striker Ronaldo topped the rankings with 15 goals in 19 games spanning four World Cups.
However, Kylian Mbappe, who has scored 12 goals in two World Cups, has the chance to end Klose’s goal scoring record in the World Cup.
5. Arsenal Unbeaten in 38 Premier League Matches
The Arsenal invincible team was known as the greatest Premier League team ever. Winning the Premier League without losing a match was a great achievement and a difficult one to break.
Arsenal won the Premier League gold medal in the 2003-04 season with 26 wins and 12 draws.
Liverpool came close to creating that record in the 2019-20 season, but Watford put a stop to the Reds’ unbeaten record by defeating Liverpool 4-1, with Ismailia Sarr being the man of the match.
6. Lionel Messi 91 Goals in a Calendar Year
In the 2012 calendar year, Messi scored 91 goals, breaking Gerd Muller’s record of 75 goals for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1972.
In the space of 69 games, Messi scored 79 goals for Barcelona and 12 goals for his national team Argentina.
7. GoalKeeper Scoring 131 Goals In A Career
Rogerio Ceni was a goalkeeper from Brazil who played for Sao Paulo from 1990 to 2015. He scored a record-breaking 131 goals in his career. The goalkeeper scored 61 free kicks and 69 penalties.