With football being the most popular sport, worldwide, there is no shortage of great achievements and gobsmacking world records throughout the years. These records attract wide audiences, who in recent years have learned how putting together an accumulator bet can make the game even more enjoyable by betting and winning money.
Players have become famous for their skills on the field but also household names for their popularity and many of them for the records they set in the sport, so here are the top 10 for you.
1. Most Goals in a Calendar Year
This is record is currently held by Lionel Messi and is only one of his big achievements as a professional player. Messi scored 91 goals in the year of 2012, breaking the football history record, five of these goals were scored in Champions League matches.
Messi is one of the most famous players in the sport and is often referred to as the best player out there, although many dispute this and suggest that his football rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, holds that title for himself.
2. Highest Player Transfer Fee
It’s well known that footballer player earns a healthy sum from the sport, but some are more valuable than others and so earn higher transfer fees than others, but the largest so far has been for Neymar back in 2017 when the player set the record for the most expensive player in history when his transfer fee was a sum of over €308 million.
3.Longest Run of Victory
Back in 2003 and 2004, Arsenals manager managed to lead his team to victory in 49 consecutive games, including every game in the 2003 Premier League season – 38 games in total. This has since been the longest reign of victory for any team and will not be an easy one to beat
4. Most European Cup Wins
The Europeans Cup now called the UEFA Cup, is an annual competition that includes the major top-division European football clubs in which they battle it out for the title. Real Madrid currently holds the most titles, with a total of 13, but not only do they hold the record for the most win, but they also broke the record for most titles won consecutively, with 5 wins in the mid-50s.
Their success in the sport has not shifted in the years past as they are still one of the most successful teams in the league and its players are world-renowned.
5. Most Titles in a Calendar Year
In the year 2009, Barcelona made history by winning the most titles in a single calendar year, with a total of six. These wins consisted of the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Copa del Rey, La Liga, and the UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona is one of the most popular football teams in the world and possibly due to them also being one of the most successful; they are disputed by some as the best team due to their rivals, Real Madrid, also having a large fan base and continued success in the sport, but it can e argued that their competition for success against one and other is what has led to the thrive of the team’s success and players continued skill.
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