This post highlights 5 of the most amazing football records ever set. Football is one of the most engaged sports in the world. Millions of people love the sport and watch their favorite players perform exploits. Every year, footballers all around the world do amazing things and set new records. However, there are some records that have been set by some amazing footballers that are nearly impossible to break.
There are many records that have been set over the years. Some have been broken, however, there are some special records that have stood the test of time.
Below are 5 most amazing football records I find quite fascinating and might not be easily broken anytime soon
1. Most amount of European Cups consecutive wins
This record was set by Real Madrid football club. The club currently has 13 league trophies and many of their trophies came after the club secured 5 consecutive European Cup wins between 1955 to 1960.
Real Madrid laid a solid foundation during those five years and set itself up to become one of the greatest football clubs in the history of European football.
In modern times, the Champions League, which is the modern equivalent of the European Cup, has seen many great clubs such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and the likes, however, not one of these clubs has come even remotely close to meeting this record. This is a record that would be nearly impossible to break.
2. Most goalkeeper goals
The record for most goals by a goalkeeper was set by Brazilian goalkeeper, Rogerio Ceni. He was an exceptional goalkeeper that also played for his national team (Brazil) at two World Cups. The Brazilian goalkeeper was not only proficient at keeping the ball out of the net, he was also useful for scoring goals for his team.
Ceni’s career spanned over two decades, and he scored 131 goals throughout his football career. That is more than some players have achieved in their professional careers. This is also a record I find quite unimaginable to meet up to, let alone surpass.
3. Most goals in a calendar year
This record goes to none other than the football god himself, Lionel Messi. He scored 91 goals in 2012, a record that beat the one set by Gerd Müller. Almost every goal that he scored in that year was incredible. That year, Messi set Barcelona’s club record for career goals. His goals were not always so spectacular, however, regardless of how fancy his goals were, he set a record that has proven to be increasingly challenging to beat.
4. Longest headed goal in a football match
This record was set by a footballer from Norway, Jone Samuelsen, and is undoubtedly one of the most amazing football records. Jone Samuelsen played for a club called ODD Grenland and the header goal was achieved in a match against Tromso Idrettslag. The distance covered was recorded as 190 ft 8.58 inches, which is about 58.13 meters. That distant goal is nearly impossible to reproduce and nobody has broken the record ever since it was set on the 25th of September 2011.
5. Longest penalty shootout ever
Throughout the history of football, there have been lots of tough games that had to be decided with penalty shootouts. However, there has not been a penalty shootout as long as the one between KK Palace and Civics in the 2005 Namibian cup.
The game ended with scores at 2-2, and had to be decided with penalties. After 48 penalty kicks, KK Palace finally won the game. The final score was recorded as 17-16. This is the longest penalty game ever recorded.
There are so many other records that have been set throughout the history of football. Some have been broken many times over, while others have stood the test of time. The above are just the 5 most amazing football records I believe would be very difficult to break. If you know other incredible records made in football history, kindly share them in the comments section below.