9 Football Records That Could Be Difficult To Break
Many records have been set in football over the years by some great individuals, and they may take a long time to be broken.
We'll look at nine of those records held by different footballers in this article.
Ronald Koeman, the coach of Barcelona, owns the record for most goals scored by a defender in football.
During his career, the Dutch manager scored 207 goals in 581 games.
Francesco Totti is the first footballer to have worn the captain's armband for such a long time.
For nearly 19 years, the former Italian footballer served as captain of AS Roma.
3. Niklas Bendtner
In the English Premier League, Niklas Bendtner holds the record for the fastest goal scored by a substitute.
In December 2007, the Danish player replaced Emmanuel Eboue in the 76th minute of Arsenal's match against Tottenham Hotspur and scored after only 1.8 seconds.
4. Gerardo Bedoya
The retired Colombian footballer holds the record for most red cards in the game's history.
Bedoya has 46 red cards in his career, earning him the nickname "Beast."
5. Robert Lewandowski
The Pole, who plays for Bayern Munich, owns the Bundesliga record for scoring the fastest five goals.
In a 2015 match between Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, the striker came off the bench and scored five goals in just nine minutes.
6. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi now holds the record for scoring the most goals in a calendar year.
In 2012, the Argentine scored 91 goals in a single season, breaking Gerd Muller's previous record of 85 goals.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese international presently holds the record for most international goals scored in men's football.
Ronaldo recently broke Ali Daei's 109-goal record, and now has 111 goals to his name.
8. Kazuyoshi Miura
Kazuyoshi Miura of Yokohama FC is the oldest player currently playing in Japan's top division.
The athlete is 54 years old, and his team, Yokohama FC, recently announced that his contract has been extended for another year.
9. Rogerio Ceni
In his career as a goalkeeper, former Brazil goalie Rogerio Ceni scored a record 131 goals, with the majority of his goals coming from free kicks and penalties.
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