The FIFA international break came with a few records; Cristiano Ronaldo hitting 700 goal-mark and Sergio Ramos playing his 168th match to beat Iker Casillas as the Spanish player with the highest number of international caps.
But there are other mind-boggling records in the world of football, most of which are clearly unbeatable. Some we live for time to tell.
Player with most international matches: AHMED HASSAN
Retired Egyptian footballer Ahmed Hassan is the player with the most international matches, with 184 games played with the national team. Spanish Sergio Ramos is with 168 games, but still has a handful of players ahead.
His next objective will be to reach Gianluigi Buffon, who leads the Europeans with 176 international matches with Italy. Cristiano Ronaldo has 162 with Portugal.
Highest number of overall matches: PETER SHILTON
The player with the most official matches is Peter Shilton, who played no less than 1,390 among all his clubs and the English team. Rogerio Ceni, and Xavi Hernández complete the podium, with 1,241 and 1,140, respectively.
Most goals in a single World Cup: JUST FONTAINE
This is one of those records that seem unapproachable. The Frenchman scored no less than 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup played in France.
To get an idea of the barbarity of Fontaine, just look at the World Cup that Ronaldo did in 2002, he scored eight goals and still stayed another five of the French record. In absolute terms, Miroslav Klose is the top scorer in the history of the World Cups with 16 goals scored in four tournaments.
The German brand, without being simple to overcome, is more affordable than Fontaine’s. It seems that neither Messi nor Cristiano are going to be the ones who will unseat Klose.
The Argentine has six goals in World Cups, while the Portuguese has seven. And it seems that Qatar can be the last opportunity of both, although you never know with the two stars.
Most goals in history: JOSEF BISCAN
By scoring his 700th goal, Cristiano Ronaldo, has only four scorers ahead of him: Puskas (709 goals), Romario (748), Pelé (779) and Biscan (805 goals). Without forgetting that behind it comes Leo Messi with 668 goals and at an extremely high scoring pace. It is not simple, but both the Portuguese and Argentine aspire to reach the figure of Austrian Biscan.
Most goals in Champions League: CRISTIANO RONALDO
Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo is on fire here. He has 127 goals, 15 more than those of his arch-rival Leo Messi. The third player is Raul.
Most goals in a year: LEO MESSI
Leo Messi aka La Pulga scored a whopping 90 goals in 2012, beating Müller’s mark in 1972 by five goals. Messi is also the top scorer in a season, with 82 in 2011-12, seven more than Pelé scored in the 57-58 season.
Most Europe Cups: PACO GENTO
Paco Gento leads this list, with six Europas Cups won with Real Madrid. There are eleven players with five wins: Di Stéfano, Rial, Zárraga, Marcos Alonso, Lesmes, Juanito Alonso, Santisteban, Mateos, Maldini, Costacurta and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Of all, only Cristiano is still active, so he is the closest to match Gento. Of the group that has four Champions, Messi, Piqué, Ramos, Marcelo, Varane, Kroos, Benzema, Carvajal, Isco, Nacho, Modric, Casemiro and Bale are also in a position to expand their medal winners.
Most World Cups won: PELÉ
Pele won the most number of world cups; 1958, 1962 and 1970. Lifting the trophy three times is a thing to admire.