The Portuguese beach soccer legend holds the record for most goals at a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
The 2021 edition of The Guinness Book of Records features many famous faces, but one is just a little bit more familiar to beach soccer fans…
Alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Norwegian wonderkid Erling Haaland and the World Cup winning women’s USA team is our very own Madjer.
His goal against Nigeria in a 10-1 win at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay, helped the Portuguese beach soccer superstar claim the record of most goals in the competition.
His final tally, after retiring from beach soccer at the age of 42 last year having won the world championship for a second time, sits at an impressive 88, currently the most by any player.
Madjer accumulated this impressive total over no less that nine appearances in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, which is held every two years.
On Instagram, Madjer commented: “I am so proud to be in The Guinness Book of Records as the top scorer in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (88). I’m hopeful that this record will be broken by another athlete from Portugal.”
Madjer’s last action on the beach soccer pitch was to lift the biggest prize of all, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, and since retiring he has taken up a role in the development of the sport with the Portuguese Football Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol).