Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was inducted into the Guinness World Record Books for his achievements as a manager in the sport as he was presented with four framed certificates from Guinness at Chelsea’s training base in Cobham, Surrey. Three out of those four records was created when he was with Chelsea.
He was given Guinness for the most points secured by a manager in a Premier League season when Chelsea won the league in 2004-05 with 95 points and for conceding the fewest goals in the Premier League Season when Chelsea conceded only 15 goals in 2004-05.
The third for Mourinho at Chelsea was his unbeaten home run in the Premier League when he went 77 matches unbeaten in his two stints at the Stamford Bridge, the most by any manager in the league.
The fourth and the final achievement of Mourinho was becoming the youngest manager to reach 100 Champions League games. He appeared in 100 Champions League matches as a manager when he was just 49 years and 12 days.
After hanging up his new awards in his office at Chelsea’s training facilities, Mourinho said: “The fact that I can hang these awards in my office is nice. It’s something fun and, as a kid, you could never imagine that one day you would be in Guinness World Records Book. I’m now more focused on winning the next game than on what I’ve done in the last 10 or 15 years.”
Apart from Mourinho, Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic also found his name in the Guinness books for scoring the longest goal in the Premier League, when he scored from one goal to another when playing for Stoke City a couple of seasons back.
Former Chelsea captain was received the Guinness certificate for scoring against most Premier League teams (39 when he scored against Chelsea when playing for Manchester City).
Manchester United defender Smalling also bagged himself 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 to join the likes of Lampard, Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo also became a part of Guinness World Record Books for scoring the most number of Hat-Tricks in Premier League.