Obviously, football remains the most followed sport in the world, even though there are others like basketball, tennis, and others. As a result, there are many football records that can never be broken.

Speaking of the 21st century in the world of football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the players with the most records.

Even though the Portuguese magnifico is out of Europe’s top-5 leagues. He keeps making headlines with Al Nassr.

Of course, the two Ballon D’or winners are gradually getting older, which means their time in football is coming to an end.

However, their legacy remains undisputed in the world of football, both at club and international levels.

Also, there were many great footballers before Messi and Ronaldo, some have passed away and some have retired.

Therefore, the unbreakable and unbelievable records in the sport don’t revolve around Lionel and Cristiano alone.

The former Manchester United superstar recently made some headlines during the international games.

He scored a brace against Luxembourg on Sunday in their 2024 Euro qualifiers, making him the all-time top scorer at international level.

With that being said, he has now scored 832 career goals and 122 international goals. Of course, that’s one of the football records that can never be broken.

Surprisingly, Ronaldo has now registered 102 competitive international goals for Portugal. Here’s the breakdown:

  • FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – 36 goals
  • UEFA Euros Qualifiers – 35 goals
  • UEFA Euros – 14 goals
  • FIFA World Cup – 8 goals
  • UEFA Nations League – 7 goals
  • FIFA Confederation Cup – 2 goals

At the same time, Lionel Messi also keeps making waves in international football, having reached another milestone.

The former Barcelona captain was on the scoresheet in their 2-0 victory over Panama in their international friendly.

As a result, he has now scored 800 career goals, just 32 behind the Portugal international.

Lionel Messi holds the following records in major tournaments: 

  • Most goals – 26
  • Most assists – 25
  • Most goal contributions – 51
  • Most knockout goal contributions – 28
  • Most MOTM awards – 25
  • Most best player awards – 4

Top 10 footballers of all-time in history 

  • Paolo Maldini
  • Pele
  • Diego Maradona
  • Johan Cruyff
  • Lionel Messi
  • Eusébio
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Franz Beckenbauer
  • Ronaldinho

Of course, the aforementioned superstars created some football records that can never be broken in history.

Therefore, everything doesn’t revolve around the Argentine and the Portuguese, even though they are irreplaceable.

Here are some football records that can never be broken 

1. Australia scoring 31 goals in 90 minutes

The Australians recorded the largest victory at international level in April 2001, and it remains unbreakable.

They claimed a 31-0 victory over American Samoa in their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2001.

Thompson scored 13 goals single-handedly in that match. Apparently, nobody can come close to that record in this century.

2. Lionel Messi winning 7 Ballon D’ors and 6 Golden Boots

The Paris Saint-Germain No.30 is now the only player with the most world-best awards, way above his competitors.

Amazingly, the Argentine captain is on the verge of winning the 2023 Ballon D’or, which may make it 8.

Messi won the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina, so he has the upper-hand in winning the prize for the 8th time.

Lionel Messi; football records that can never be broken

3. Gift Orban’s 3-minute hat-trick in the UEFA Europa Conference League 

The Nigerian striker is now the player with the fastest hat-trick in men’s UEFA European competition history.

Gift Orban scored three goals in 3 minutes and 24 seconds against Istanbul Başakşehir for Genk.

He achieved the feat before the ongoing international break, putting his name on the map.

4. Rogério Ceni scoring 128 career goals as a goalkeeper

The Brazilian is one of the best goalies in the world of football, as evidenced by his all-around statistics.

Even though Rogério Ceni never played in Europe’s top-5 leagues, he spent most of his career at São Paulo in Brazil.

Nevertheless, he’s a goalkeeper who managed to net 128 goals in his football journey.

5. Pele with 3 FIFA World Cups and 92 hat-tricks 

Despite the fact that the Brazilian legend has already passed away, he remains one of the most successful in football.

In his time in the football world, Pele won three FIFA World Cups with Brazil and registered 92 hat-tricks.

At the same time, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe has already won one World Cup with France. But the record remains intact.

6. Robert Lewandowski scoring 5 goals in 9 minutes 

Of course, the Polish striker was unstoppable during his time at Bayern Munich, before joining Barcelona.

Lewandowski scored 5 goals in 9 minutes against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, he was really at his best in the game.

Apparently, the record remains untouchable in the Bundesliga and in football. Even Erling Haaland cannot come close.

7. Toni Kroos winning 6 Club World Cup trophies

The German magnifico is still playing for Real Madrid, making waves for the Los Blancos in all competitions this campaign.

Toni Kroos has been able to lift six Club World Cup titles in his professional career, that seems unbreakable in history.

He won one with Bayern Munich in 2013 and five with Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2023.

8. Chelsea conceding just 15 goals at home in the Premier League

The West London club were at their best under José Mourinho in the 2004-2005 campaign in the Premier League.

They conceded only 15 goals at Stamford Bridge in that season, the record remains untouchable in the league’s history.

Frankly, José Mourinho is one of the most defensive managers in Europe’s top-5 leagues, so the record makes sense.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo winning every individual honor and trophy with 2 different clubs

Apparently, the Al Nassr superstar enjoyed most of his games in La Liga and the Premier League.

He won the UEFA Champions League, Golden Boot, Club World Cup, and Ballon D’or at Manchester United and Real Madrid.

It will be very rare to see a player who will achieve the same feat in the world of football, it’s somewhat impossible.

10. Sadio Mané’s fastest hat-trick in the Premier League

The Senegalese mastero was literally unstoppable at Liverpool, before he moved to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

However, he set one unbreakable record in the league at Southampton. Mané scored 2 minutes and 56 seconds hat-trick against Arsenal.

Since he left the Saints, moving to Anfield. No player has ever tried to break the record. Three goals in 2 minutes.

11. Mesut Özil creating 146 chances in a single season

The German playmaker recently announced his retirement from professional football, but his legacy remains unforgettable.

He single-handedly made 146 key passes in the 2015-2016 season in the Premier League, making him unstoppable.

Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne has tried to come close. He created 136 chances in 2019-2020, but never broke the record.

12. Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 50+ goals for 6 seasons in a row

Even though the Portuguese magnifico has played at Sporting CP, United Madrid, Juventus, and now Al Nassr.

He enjoyed most of his games, won many titles, and created many records with the Los Blancos family.

Ronaldo’s record of 50+ goals in six consecutive campaigns cannot be broken. Not Mbappe or Haaland can come close.

13. Lionel Messi’s 91 goals in one calendar year

The 2022 FIFA World Cup champion was untouchable in 2012, scoring 91 goals throughout the year.

He scored 79 goals for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina in 2012, while he made just 69 appearances.

14. Lionel Messi’s 672 goals for one club

The Argentine magnifico has now scored 800 career goals for club and country, having netted a free-kick against Panama.

Obviously, no player is loyal enough to stay at one club to score six hundred and seventy-two goals.

Surprisingly, Messi made it happen during his time at Barcelona. He recorded 672 goals in all competitions for the Bluagranas.

15. Lionel Messi scoring in 12 consecutive league games 

The seventh Ballon D’or winner remains the best player in La Liga history, no player has ever come close to his records.

Another unbreakable record for Messi in the league, he scored goals in 12 league games in a row.

Mohamed Salah once tried it in the Premier League. He scored in 6 consecutive EPL games for Liverpool.

As a result, he took over Gerd Muller’s 85 goals for Bayern Munich and Germany. Of course, that’s one of the football records can never be broken.

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