Brazilian goalkeeper breaks Giggs' Manchester United record

Ryan Giggs Head In Hands

Rogerio Ceni has beaten the Red Devils’ Guinness World Record for the most wins with a single club after helping Sao Paolo to a 3-0 victory over Goias.

He may have won multiple Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles during his playing career, but Ryan Giggs is no long the holder of the Guinness World Record for winning the most games of football with a single club.

The current Manchester United assistant manager set the record after securing 589 victories while playing for the Old Trafford giants.

But Giggs has now been usurped by cult football favourite Rogerio Ceni – the 41-year-old goalkeeper who is fond of taking penalties and free-kicks and has racked up a sensational 121 goals during his 22-year career to date.

Ceni has played for Sao Paolo throughout that time, with a total of 1,136 appearances to his name for the Tricolor.

The South American star secured the new record of 590 victories with a single club after Soberano saw off Goias 3-0 on Monday.

Due to retire at the end of the season, Ceni already holds three other Guiness World Records.

These include, rather unsurprisingly, the record for the most goals scord by a goalkeeper, the record for the highest number of games for a single club and the record for playing the most time as captain.

Despite being a popular figure with football fans across the world for much of his career, Ceni has been capped just 17 times for Brazil at international level, though he was part of the Selecao squad that won the World Cup in 2002.

Other notable accomplishments include being named Best Player of the Tournament at the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup, with Ceni playing a crucial role in helping Sao Paolo overcome Liverpool in a 1-0 victory in the final.

Take a look at some of the Brazilian’s best moments here:

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