Over the last decade, we have seen countless football records smashed in an era dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The pair have stood on top of the football world for years and have reached heights that many believed to be impossible. Even in their thirties, they remain hungry for greater things.
No matter how great Ronaldo, Messi or any other football player might be, however, there are just some records that can’t be broken. We’ve seen countless superstars over the years attempt to stamp their names in the history book by doing the impossible. Try as they might, though, these 10 records are unbeaten full stop.
So here we name the Top 5 football records that nobody may ever break – no matter what-
1. Most goals in a single league(Pele)
Turns out Lionel Messi’s record tally of 433 goals in 470 La Liga goals is nowhere near enough to challenge Pele. The Brazil icon is one of the most famous footballers of all time despite never playing in Europe.
His records, though, remain revered across the world nonetheless. In a report from the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics), it emerged that Pele scored 1281 goals in 1363 games. These did include unofficial games, though. So to be more accurate, Pele’s league goal tally comes to around 650 goals in 694 games.
2. Most titles won in a single year (Barcelona)
Pep Guardiola’s four years at Barcelona were incredible, with his first two seasons being the finest of his career. The Catalan won a La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League in 2008/09. A Supercopa de Espana and the European Super Cup followed later in 2009 before Barcelona won the FIFA Club World Cup.
Therefore, they won an incredible six trophies. No one has come close to breaking that record since then.
3. Record Champions League scorer (Ronaldo)
If there is one thing that defines a goalscorer’s true greatness, then it’s his ability to deliver at the highest level each season. And Cristiano Ronaldo fits the bill perfectly as perhaps the greatest goalscorer in football history.
So it’s no surprise to see him with a record 128 Champions League goals for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. He’s also won the competition a record five times, including that memorable three times in a row with Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi is, perhaps, the only player that can challenge Ronaldo with 114 goals to his name.
4. Four goals per game in four successive matches (Nakayama)
This is one record you would probably expect either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to own. But this special one belongs to a Japanese footballer named Masashi Nakayama, who scored 16 goals in four successive matches. They did all occur in the J1 League, but it’s still an impressive record. Nakayama reached this feat from April 15 to 21 in 1998 with the Japanese club Júbilo Iwata.
5. Most goals from a goalkeeper (Ceni)
There are goalkeepers capable of doing more than keeping the ball out of their own nets. In fact, some decide to go one better by scoring for their teams instead. And the football record for the most goals from a keeper belongs to Rogerio Ceni, who even put some strikers to shame.
If there was ever a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi for goalkeepers, it would have to be Ceni – no arguments. The Sao Paulo legend scored an incredible 131 goals in his career, with his nearest rival Jose Luis Chilavert finishing with 67 goals.