It’s been a busy few weeks for records in the world of football, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger the latest to get in on the act.
It all started with Purin, the dog in Japan who set a new world-record for the highest number of footballs caught by a canine in a minute.
He managed 10, for anyone who is interested.
Cristiano Ronaldo then cranked things up a notch over the weekend, with the Portuguese attacker smashing Raul’s Real Madrid scoring record.
La Liga goals for Real Madrid: Raul: Games: 550 Goals: 228 Cristiano Ronaldo: Games: 204 Goals: 229 Incredible. pic.twitter.com/HfmKjyFG1I— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) September 12, 2015
He achieved said feat in around half the time it took his Spanish predecessor.
Now Wenger is getting in on the act with a new record of his very own.
That is because Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb was a very special one for the Frenchman – his 50th in the Champions League.
It’s a result that has put him out in front as the manager with the most losses to his name in the tournament to date.
Arsène Wenger becomes the first manager to lose 50 Champions League main tournament matches.— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) September 16, 2015
That achievement has been tempered somewhat by the fact he has been with Arsenal for almost 20 years and kept the Gunners in the competition throughout that time.
Still, it’s not a record he or anyone associated with the north London club is likely to be celebrating with an open-top bus parade anytime soon, is it?