Records abound in the beautiful game from most goals scored to most conceded. Some other records though difficult can be broken with time and exceptional brilliance. These set of records, however because the nature and weirdness of the ‘achievement’ don’t look like they are going to be broken anytime soon.
1. Most career goals scored by a goalkeeper
Current Flamengo FC Manager and former Sao Paulo FC goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni holds the record for the most goals scored by a goalkeeper. During his 15-year career Rogerio scored a whopping 131 goals for Brazilian side Sao Paulo. Ceni was an exceptional set-piece specialist who scored his goals from penalties and free-kicks. He is currently a football manager at Brazilian club, Flamengo.
2. Fastest goal scored by a Premier League Substitute
This record belongs to former Arsenal FC striker Nicklas Bendtner who came on as a second half substitute against Tottenham Hotspur FC and scored 1.8 seconds later in a Premier League match played on the 22nd of December, 2007.
3. Fastest Hat-Trick
Tommy Ross holds the record for the fastest hat-trick ever scored when he scored 3 goals within 90 seconds. He achieved this feat playing against Nairn County on the 28th of November, 1964.
4. Longest Penalty shoot-out
This occurred in 2005 when Namibian sides KK Palace and Civics played an incredible 48 penalties. KK Palace eventually won 17-16 after the match had finished 2-2 after full and extra time. The match is in the Guiness World Records for the longest penalty shoot-out in the history of football.
5. Oldest active player to play a professional match
73-year-old Israeli Isaac Hayik became the oldest active player on April 5th, 2019 when he kept in goal for Israeli side Ironi Or Yehuda.
6. Most red cards in a single game
A crazy game of football took place in 2011 between Argentinian 5th tier sides Claypole and Victoriano Arenas. The referee Damian Rubino had initially sent off 2 players each in the first and second half before a mass brawl between both sides ensued. In the end referee Rubino brandished a total of 36 red cards.
7. Longest headed goal ever scored
Norwegian footballer Jone Samuelsen scored the longest headed goal after nodding the ball into an empty net over 58.13 metres out. This happened after the opposition goalkeeper had come out to contest for a corner in the other team’s box. Samuelsen achieved this feat in 2011 playing for ODD Grenland. He holds an impossible football record that might never be broken.
8. Fastest red card
This amusingly strange sending off occurred in 2013 in a match between Greek sides Gylfadas and Olympiakos Volos. Ivorian Serge Djieouha came on as a substitute for his side Gylfadas. He had barely spent 7 seconds before he was sent off harshly by the referee.
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