Soccer has been around since the 19th century and is the most commonly played sport in the world. This is a perfect setting for the game to be filled with all sorts of records. We have seen most of those records being broken in recent years, but there are a few soccer records that are so astonishing that they will probably never be broken. Check them out below.
Most Goals Scored By a Goalkeeper
Current Record: Rogerio Ceni With 129
Brazilian legend Rogerio Ceni holds the record for most goals scored by a goalkeeper, having found the net 129 times during his career. This is a number that many strikers would like to have on their resume. The reason why Ceni’s record is safe is that he scored almost all of his goals through free kicks and penalties. Now, teams have a number of specialists for those assignments in the outfield and are highly unlikely to let a goalie handle such a delicate situation.
Most Red Cards in a Single Match
Current Record: 36
This unfortunate record was set in Argentina during a lower-league match between Claypole and Victoriano Arenas in 2011. The game, featuring two rival clubs, spiraled into a brawl at one point, forcing the referee to hand out red cards to every player on the field as well as coaches and substitutes. All in all, 36 red cards were handed out, making it almost impossible to top.
Highest Attendance in a Single Match
Current Record: 199,854
The 1950 World Cup final between Uruguay and Brazil was watched live by 199,854 fans at The Maracana Stadium. The reason why this record will probably never be broken is because the stadiums are now built with a lot smaller capacity, while safety measures wouldn’t allow that many fans in one soccer match.