For most people, getting one world record is enough. Most people, however, aren’t Cesc Fabregas. This week, the Chelsea midfielder entered the Guinness World Records for a second time.
Fabregas, who may not be the fastest on the pitch, has been recognized by the 2019 edition for for being the fastest man to reach 100 assists in the Premier League (in 293 appearances).
Cesc had this to say on his achievement.
“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.”
-Cesc Fabregas; source: Sky Sports
If you’re a bit baffled as to when all this actually happened, since Fabregas hasn’t even appeared in the Premier League this season for the Blues, let alone get a assist, you’re not alone. This record was achieved quite a while ago, on December 31, 2016 to be exact, in Conte’s title-winning season, when Chelsea beat Stoke City 4-2, on a goal by Willian.
As mentioned before, this isn’t Fabregas’ first rodeo in the record book, though the first time was slightly more ridiculous and oddly specific. His first Guinness World Record was achieved on the set of Sky’s ‘A League of Their Own’ where the midfielder, along with Jamie Redknapp, became the joint holder of, “The most volley passes in 30 seconds by a pair” (with 15).
Here’s hoping that Fabregas is able to add a few “volley passes” and maybe even a couple assists to his name this season, too.