Football World Records

Football world records - where football includes soccer, American football, rugby and even paper football for the less athletically inclined - are a diverse bunch. Rather than aiming for the halls of fame overseen by ESPN, the NFL or FIFA, these champions create their own categories of achievement that incorporate memory skills, huge collections team memorabilia or speedy handling of footballs.

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65 Records Found

Most Foam Fingers Worn At Once

United States

Marty Farris wore 29 foam fingers at once, a new world record. He wrapped them around his waist, torso, head and hands. All 29 were University of Oklahoma Sooners fingers. Farris set the record on June 27, 2009 in Norman, Oklahoma. Mason Willinger was present as a witness. tag:RecordSetterBook01

Most Consecutive Football Catches While Riding A Unicycle

07:03 United States

Samuel caught consecutive 127 football passes while riding a unicycle. He learned to ride a unicycle when he got one as a Christmas present from his Nana and papa.

Longest Flag Football Game

United States

On August 30th, 2008, 20 athletes in the Bay Area played the longest game of flag football ever. The event was held at the Off the Wall Soccer[] in Santa Clara, California, with the game lasting 24 hours, 36 minutes, and 56 seconds. The four-on-four flag football game honored two storied Bay Area college football programs, featuring the Dons (in Gold and Green) facing the Broncos (wearing Cardinal and black). The Dons defeated the Broncos by the score of 1,470 to 1,265. The event benefited Play Flag Football[], a Santa Clara County based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing flag football leagues, camps, and after school programs for children. Game statistics and additional details can be found here.

Longest Time Camping Out For ESPN's College GameDay

02:20 United States

Daniel Haslam waited in ESPN’s College GameDay line for 43 hours and 30 minutes. Haslem got in line at 3pm on Thursday October 22, 2009 and stayed in it until 10:30am on Saturday October 24, 2009, in time for the start of the show.

Longest Paper Football Field Goal

01:47 United States

Kelley P. hit a paper football field goal from 35 feet (420 inches) away.

Most Times Touching Football To Head In 30 Seconds

01:08 United States

Matt Deangelis touched a football to his head 217 times in only 30 seconds.

Most Times Touching Football To Head In 30 Seconds

01:08 United States

Matt Deangelis touched a football to his head 217 times in only 30 seconds.

Most British Football Stadiums Named In 30 Seconds

05:14 England

Charlotte Listener named 23 British football stadiums in 30 seconds. She performed the feat live on the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show.

Fastest Time To Name Every FIFA World Cup Winner In Chronological Order

00:20 United States

Paul Dmitriev, an intern at Big Soccer,named every winning FIFA World Cup[]team in chronological order in 7.15 seconds.

Fastest Time To Drink A Milkshake Through A Vuvuzela

01:50 Canada

Sam Stilsonof The Record Collection drank an entire milkshake (4 cups) through a vuvuzelain 59.21 seconds.

Longest Headstand On A Soccer Ball

00:33 Australia

Peter Craig stood on his head for 16.00 seconds while placing his head on a soccer ball.

Largest Terrible Towel Collection

01:19 United States

Emmett Newsome has 150 Terrible Towels in his collection.

Most Regulation-Length Basketball Court Football Passes In One Minute


Timothy Carroll and Eddie Pearsonthrew 15 complete passes using a football the full length of a regulation basketball court in one minute.

Largest Cancer Awareness Message


10,000 fans at a college football game between the Texas Longhorns andOklahoma Sooners held up Livestrong placards showing their support in the battle against cancer. The record was set at the Cotton Bowlin Dallas, Texas on October 2, 2010.

Fastest Time To Name All Super Bowl MVPs

03:36 United States

Rob Holecko recited all SuperBowl MVPs in one minute and 20.15 seconds.

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