Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has set a Guinness World Record for 100 assists in the Premier League in the shortest amount of time. The Spaniard took 293 appearances, 74 fewer appearances than the previous record holder Ryan Giggs (367 matches), to achieve the feat.
“One of the proudest moment”
Speaking to Guinness World Record, Fabregas said, “I’m not the fastest, I’m not the strongest, I’m not the most flexible, I don’t jump high. But to achieve this record in my career is one of the proudest things in my job, because it is my job and I did it well.”
“Time at Arsenal helped me get better”
Talking of his playmaking talents, the 31-year-old midfielder said that his schooling with the youth teams at Barcelona and training at Arsenal helped him significantly.
“In the middle of training, I’d just had my mouth open. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The first touches of Dennis Bergkamp, the finishing of Thierry Henry, the presence of Patrick Vieira, I was very fortunate.”
Second Guinness World Record
Fabregas has also set a new marker for the most complete volley passes in 30 seconds by a pair. During a segment on Sky’s “A League Of Their Own” show, Cesc Fabregas and Jamie Redknapp completed 15 passes.
The Guinness World Records might not be as big as the World Cup triumph he had won in 2010, but still, it puts him alongside the best in the sport.
Individual Honors for Cesc Fabregas
FIFA U-17 World Championship Golden Ball: 2003
FIFA U-17 World Championship Golden Shoe: 2003
UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Golden Player: 2004
Bravo Award: 2006
Golden Boy: 2006
UEFA Team of the Year: 2006, 2008
Premier League top assist provider: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2014–15
Premier League Player of the Month: January 2007, September 2007
Arsenal Player of the Season: 2006–07, 2007–08
PFA Young Player of the Year: 2007–08
PFA Team of the Year: 2007–08 Premier League, 2009–10 Premier League
ESM Team of the Year: 2007–08, 2009–10, 2014–15
UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2008, 2012
UEFA European Championship top assist provider: 2008
FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2014
EFL Cup top assist provider: 2017–18
Premier League Milestones Award: 50 goals
Prince of Asturias Awards: 2010
Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2011