Mourinho, Ronaldo, Djokovic receive Guinness World Records certificates

London, Sep 4 (IANS) Some of the biggest names in the sporting world Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and many more have been included in the new Guinness World Records book and were honoured with certificates.

English football champions Chelsea’s manager Mourinho was given four different awards, which included prizes for the most points in a Premier League season (95), most Champions League’s won at different clubs (two), youngest manager to reach 100 Champions League games (49 years 12 days) and most games unbeaten at home in the Premier League (77).

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling also bagged two records after scoring the fastest goal in the Premier League by a substitute from kick-off, when he netted against Burnley in just five minutes nine seconds last season.

He scored again to earn himself a second record, for the most goals in the Premier League scored by a substitute in the first half.

Spanish club Real Madrid’s star Ronaldo received the award for scoring his 27th hat-trick in La Liga – overtaking club legend Alfredo Di Stefano, and is also the most followed athlete and person on both Facebook (over 100 million likes) and Twitter (over 27 million followers).

English cricketers Joe Root and Jimmy Anderson also picked up a Guinness World Record.

Their 198-run 10th wicket partnership against India last summer broke the previous record held by Australia’s Ashton Agar and the late Phil Hughes.

Men’s world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic continues to dominate on the tennis court and the Serb was presented with his award for his record of the most Australian Open titles (five) and was also a competitor alongside Rafael Nadal as they were both part of the longest Grand Slam final (five hours and 33 minutes).

American side New York City’s star midfielder Frank Lampard was given an award for the most English Premier League teams scored against, after netting against 39 opponents.

British driver Lewis Hamilton was awarded the prize for the most consecutive seasons to win a Formula One Grand Prix from debut. He is now driving in his eighth season.

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