Here are ten footballers who have set or broken at least a Guinness World Record.

Association football is the world’s most popular sport. The game attracts over billions of fans every year, and on the field of play is where magic, history, and records are made for eternity. From the dazzling skills to spectacular goals scored to daring saves, and well…, the beauty of the majestic game, there are a few players who managed to immortalize their achievements in the Guinness World Records. Here are ten football players who have either broken or set a new world record — not only on the pitch, but in history.



#1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Born: February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Portugal; Nationality: Portuguese 🇵🇹 

Position: Forward; Active years: 2002 to date.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Ronaldo?



#2. Leo Messi

Name: Lionel Andrés Messi

Born: June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina; Nationality: Argentine 🇦🇷 

Position: Forward; Active years: 2003 to date.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Messi?



#3. Robert Lewandowski

Name: Robert Lewandowski

Born: August 21, 1988 In Warsaw, Poland; Nationality: Polish 🇵🇱 

Position: Striker; Active years: 2009 to date.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Lewandowski?



#4. Sadio Mané

Name: Sadio Mané

Born: April 10, 1992 in Banbali, Senegal; Nationality: Senegalese 🇸🇳 

Position: Midfielder; Active years: 2011 to date.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Mané?



#5. Iker Casillas

Name: Iker Casillas Fernández

Born: May 20, 1981 in Móstoles, Spain; Nationality: Spanish 🇪🇸 

Position: Goalkeeper; Active years: 1999 to 2020.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Casillas?



#6. Tim Howard

Name: Timothy Matthew Howard

Born: March 6, 1979 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States; Nationality: American 🇺🇸 

Position: Goalkeeper; Active years: 1997 to 2019.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Howard?



#7. Ederson

Name: Ederson Santana de Moraes

Born: August 17, 1993 in Osasco, Brazil; Nationality: Brazilian 🇧🇷 

Position: Goalkeeper; Active years: 2011 to date.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Ederson?



#8. Martín Palermo

Name: Martín Palermo

Born: November 7, 1973 in la Plata, Argentina; Nationality: Argentine 🇦🇷 

Position: Striker; Active years: 1992 to 2011.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Palermo?



#9. Jone Samuelsen

Name: Jone Samuelsen

Born: July 6, 1984 in Stavanger, Norway; Nationality: Norwegian 🇳🇴 

Position: Midfielder; Active years: 2005 to date.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Samuelsen?



#10. Iñaki Williams

Name: Iñaki Williams Arthuer

Born: June 15, 1994 in Bilbao, Spain; Nationality: Ghanaian 🇬🇭 Spanish 🇪🇸 

Position: Forward; Active years: 2012 to date.

Achievements

Which records did we miss about Williams?

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Written by: Nana Kwadwo, Thu, Dec 30, 2021.

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