Soccer also has a place of honor in the history of Guinness World Records, and it is not for less, considering that in high competition sport where different marks are commonly set and broken, either individually or collectively, so the institution Guinness World Recordshas been responsible for recording their feats.
However, although in this sport there are many opportunities to perform feats, it turns out that there are some achievements that do not cease to be striking, so in this article we have summarized the most curious Guinness records in the history of soccer.
The most curious Guinness soccer records
In soccer there are many records, so defining which are the most curious or the most striking is not so easy, however, making an effort we can say that the following are some of the most outstanding in the history of this beautiful sport, either at professional or amateur level.
1. World’s largest stadium record
The soccer stadium with the largest capacity in the world is the Rungrado May Day Stadium or also known as May 1st Stadium, which has a capacity of 150 thousand people and is located in Pyongyang, North Korea, whose construction dates back to 1989.
2. Record for the oldest association soccer trophy in the world
The oldest association soccer trophy in the world is the Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup, which dates back to 1874, being the prize of the highest soccer competition in Scotland.
It is worth noting that the Youdan Cup is older, however, it was only awarded once, in 1867.
3. Record for the most goals scored in a FIFA World Cup
The highest number of goals scored in a FIFA World Cup is 27 goals, which were scored by the Hungarian national team at the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland.
4. Record for the world’s largest soccer lesson
The world’s largest soccer lesson was attended by 835 people, and was held at Frontier Park and Recreation Reserve, Rockbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, organized by Woodlea Community on October 26, 2019.
5. Record for the world’s largest soccer field complex.
The largest soccer complex in the world is the so-called National Sports Center, which has 57 soccer fields, of which 55 are always available, and which is located in Blaines, in the state of Minnesota, USA.
6. Record for the longest professional career for a soccer referee
Hungarian referee Csernyi Géza, who holds the record for being the longest serving soccer referee, began his professional career on June 7, 1950 and ended with his last match in February 2007.
7. Record for the largest men’s soccer championship in the world
The largest men’s soccer tournament in the world so far was the Copa Telmex Telcel Mexico, which took place from March 1, 2018 to December 16, 2018, with the participation of 228,010 people.
This tournament had two divisions established by age, and 13,918 teams were formed in total, with the Tlaxcala team in the senior category, while the Morelos team was the winner of the junior category.
8. Record for the longest streak without goals scored
The record for the longest scoreless streak in history is 1,166 minutes, which belongs to the Russian team FC Tom Tomsk, in the Russian Premier League competition, from July 23 to November 5, 2011.
FC Tom Tomsk went 12 games without scoring a goal, a streak that began just 18 minutes before the end of a 3-1 win over Kuban Krasnodar and came to an end 1,166 minutes later in a 2-1 loss to Rostov.
9. Longest soccer kicking record
With 75.35 meters, Brazilian Ederson de Moraes is the record holder for the longest soccer kick, which he managed to perform at the Etihad Campus, located in the city of Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 10, 2018.
It is worth noting that Ederson de Moraes is the goalkeeper of Manchester City.
10. Record for the longest soccer marathon in history.
The longest soccer marathon recorded so far is 168 hours, which took place between SF Winterbach and TGIF-EC Wallhalben in Winterbach, Germany, playing from May 29 to June 5, 2019.
11. Record of the highest paid soccer coach
The Englishman Fabio Capello is the Guinness World Record holder for the highest paid soccer coach, thanks to the signing of a four-and-a-half-year contract, reaching an agreement with the English Football Association for an amount of 12 million dollars per year.
12. Record for most touches with a soccer ball in one minute
The highest number of touches with a soccer ball in one minute was achieved while keeping the ball in the air, achieving 266 contacts, which was established by the American Ferdie Adoboe, in the United States Cup, on July 19, 2000, in Schwan’s in Blaine, Minnesota, USA.
However, these are just one of the many achievements that have made soccer appear in the editions of the World Guinness World Records, as it is enough to enter its hall of fame to discover other soccer feats at all levels.