Mourinho, Lampard, Ronaldo, Smalling make Guinness Book of World Records

By Toby Prince

Mourinho Guinness Book of RecordsChelsea coach Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo have been inducted into the famous Guinness Book of World Records.

The Portuguese pair are joined by English duo, Frank Lampard and Chris Smalling, of New York City FC and Manchester United respectively.

Mourinho’s four managerial records in the latest edition of the prestigious book include most points in a Premier League season (95), most Champions Leagues 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).

The former Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager was pleased to be recognised by such an iconic publication.

“It’s something fun and as a kid you could never imagine that one day you would be in Guinness World Records book,” he said.

“You know me, these awards are for something I did in the past and obviously it’s nice, but for me what’s more important is what I can do in the future.”

He is joined by compatriot who has scored the most hat trick (27) in La Liga – surpassing Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano – and he is also the most followed athlete and person on both Facebook (over 100million likes) and Twitter (over 27million followers).

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling scored the fastest goal in the Premier League by a substitute from kick-off when he netted against Burnley after just five minutes and nine seconds in the 2014/15 season.

He scored again to earn a second record, for the most goals in the Premier League scored by a substitute in the first half to join the exalted company of Lampard, Mourinho and Ronaldo.

Chelsea legend, Lampard, broke Andy Cole’s record for scoring against the most Premier League clubs after netting against Chelsea, the club where he is record goalscorer, for Manchester City last season.

The 37-year-old New York City star said goodbye to the English league after scoring against 39 different clubs.

“It was a weird feeling when I scored,” Lampard said. “But it did get me the record so I am also very happy with the goal.”