Top Guinness World Records won by footballer Pele, Ronaldo, Messi, Rogério & Buffon
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, here are five footballers who have achieved records recognized by the Guinness World Records:
Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Pelé holds multiple Guinness World Records. He is the only player to have won the FIFA World Cup three times with Brazil (1958, 1962, and 1970). Pelé is also the all-time leading goal scorer for Brazil, with over 1,000 goals in his professional career.
Ronaldo, a Portuguese forward, has achieved numerous records throughout his career. As of 2021, he holds the record for the most goals scored in UEFA Champions League history and is also the all-time leading goal scorer for the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo has won several individual awards, including five FIFA Ballon d’Or titles.
Messi, an Argentine forward, has set numerous records during his career with FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team. As of 2021, he holds the record for the most goals scored in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012) and is the all-time leading goal scorer for Barcelona. Messi has also won multiple FIFA Ballon d’Or awards.
Ceni, a Brazilian former goalkeeper, holds the record for the most goals scored by a goalkeeper in professional matches. During his career with São Paulo FC, he scored 131 goals, primarily from free kicks and penalties. Ceni is also known for his achievements as a player, having won numerous domestic and international titles.
Buffon, an Italian goalkeeper, holds the record for the most clean sheets in Serie A, the top professional football league in Italy. He has achieved over 300 clean sheets throughout his career, playing for clubs like Parma and Juventus. Buffon is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.