Spain’s Fabregas gets into Guinness record for quickest 100 EPL assists


Spain and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas earned the Guinness World Record for reaching 100 English Premier League assists in the shortest number of games, Guinness announced on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old needed 293 matches to break Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs’s record of 367, reports Efe.

“I’m not the fastest, I’m not the strongest, I’m not the most flexible, I don’t jump high,” Fabregas said with a grin, according to a statement released by Guinness.

“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,” he explained.

Fabregas made the record-breaking assist during Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Stoke City on December 31, 2016, when he set up midfielder Willian to net the second goal for their side.

The Spaniard also picked up a second Guinness World Record for his skills off the field, as he jointly earned the most volley passes in 30 seconds by a pair, set at 15 passes with England and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp in July 2017.

Fabregas made his Premier League debut with Arsenal in 2004 when he was only 16 years old, and he joined Barcelona in 2011.

Three years later, he returned to London to play for Chelsea, where he has won the Premier League title twice.