Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Petr Cech holding his 2017 World Guiness Record Book Certificate.

Premier League star Petr Cech honoured in 2917 Guiness Book of World Records 2017.

Premier League stalwarts Petr Cech and Gareth Barry are among the stars of the sporting world honoured in the new edition of the Guiness World Records book.

Arsenal goalkeeper Cech takes his place among the weird and wonderful records in the newest edition of the legendary publication thanks to his 181 Premier League CLEAN SHEETS - The most of any goalkeeper.

Barry, meanwhile, has started the most Premier League games of any player - an incredible 580 appearances to date - during his time at Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton.

Cech and Barry were presented with plaques by the Guiness team, posing for photos with their awards.

There are plenty of other sports stars honoured in the new 2017 edition, which is available to buy now, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Novak Djokovic.

There is also a place for reigning Premier League champions Leicester City, who make the cut for having the largest rise in position in the Premier League, in consecutive seasons.
They rose 13 place from 14th to 1st to win the title last season.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed athlete on Twitter, with an amazing 47.4million as of midnight on October 12.

Djokovic cleaned up on the tennis circuit last year, picking up a world record for the most prize money won in a season - £14,600,200 in 2015.


Max Verstappen: - Youngest driver to win a Formula One World Championship race – 18 years and 228 days at the Spanish Grand Prix, in May 2016

Jordan Spieth: Highest earnings in a PGA season - $12,030,465 (£7,851,960) in 2015

Gareth Barry: Most Premier League starts in history - 580

Petr Cech: Most Premier League clean sheets in history - 181 

Novak Djokovic: Most prize money won in a tennis season - $21,646,145 (£14,600,200) in 2015

Leicester City: Largest rise in position in the Premier League, in consecutive seasons – 13 places, 14th to 1st

Adam Peaty: Fastest long course 100 m breaststroke – now 57.13 seconds set in Rio (was 57.92 sec when book was printed)

Cristiano Ronaldo: Most followed athlete on Twitter – 47.4m (as of 12 October '16)

Serena Williams: Longest span of grand slam titles (open era): 1999 to 2016

Stuart Broad: Fastest five-wicket haul in a Test Match (balls bowled) – 19 balls v Australia, August 2015

US women's soccer legend Carli Lloyd: Most goals in a FIFA Women's World Cup final – 3 v Japan in July 2015. Fastest goal in a FIFA Women's World Cup final – 3 minutes. Oldest goal-scorer in a FIFA Women's World Cup final – 32 years and 354 days old

Holly Holm: First athlete to win boxing and MMA world titles – WBA welterweight title in 2006, UFC bantamweight title in 2015



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