Top 5 Most Impressive Sports Records Broken In 2021

Impressive Sports Records Broken in 2021

Sporting greatness doesn’t come easy, neither does out-performing the records set by some of the most notable athletes in history. But as history-defining moments in sport play out and the evolution of elite sports stars continues, record-breaking moments are ever-present. This was no different for 2021, and we’re going to cover the top-5 most impressive sports record-breaking moments.

From Canelo Alvarez boxing his way into the boxing hall of fame to Steph Curry’s unremarkable long-range shooting, our list below involves the most awe-inspiring professional sporting occasions of 2021. The most impressive aspect is that these athletes remain active in their respective sports, and certain records continue to grow statistically.


Three’s A Charm: Steph Curry

Aged 33-year-old whilst arguably playing basketball during the prime of his career, Steph Curry exceeded the all-time three-pointers scored record held by Ray Allen (2,973).

The Golden State Warriors’ long-range shooting specialist reached 2,977 three-pointers scored when his team faced the New York Knicks in 2021. Most impressively, it took Curry 789 professional games to become the all-time leader, but the previous record-holder Allen played 1300 games before reaching this number.

Curry’s record looks unbeatable, and he isn’t finished with the NBA yet. He could easily add another thousand before retiring, giving the future of basketball a challenging record to break.


Undisputed Record Breaker Canelo Alvarez

The pride of Mexican combat sports – Canelo Alvarez punched his way past multiple records during 2021.

Firstly, a record-breaking 73,126 attendance sat and watched Canelo defeat Billy Joe Saunders in Texas; he then became the first-ever undisputed middleweight champion in boxings history.

Oddsmakers love numbers, but even the experts working at the best sportsbooks couldn’t have anticipated the level of greatness that Canelo Alvarez would rise to during 2021.


The GOAT Tom Brady

It should be no surprise that Tom Brady broke more records in 2021. The GOAT of American Football destroyed Drew Brees passing record (70,000) when he became the first-ever to hit 80,000 passing yards, which accumulated to this amount versus the Saints in 2021.

Brady owns more Super Bowl rings than any other player in football history, as well as the record for most touchdown passes and attempts. Breaking records is nothing new for the greatest of all time.


Still Scoring: Cristiano Ronaldo

Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo

Highly regarded as one of the best soccer players to ever compete, Cristiano Ronaldo achieved two incredible goal-scoring accomplishments in 2021.

Ronaldo broke the record for the most international goals scored in history when Portugal faced Ireland. The Portuguese front runner overtook Ali Daei (109) with 115 goals scored on the international stage. Furthermore, the level of competition between Iran’s Ali Daei and the elite-level European opposition that Portugal has faced is incomparable – making this feat much more impressive than the previous record.

In addition, an all-time goal-scoring record held by the legendary Pele (766) was put to bed by Ronaldo. CR7 has now netted 802 goals in official competition, more than any footballer in the sport’s history.


Don’t Fight Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira drifted through the UFC with inconsistency during his initial 18 fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Nobody could’ve predicted that by 2021 the Brazilian mixed martial artist would become a record-breaking titleholder.

An incredible 10-fight win streak didn’t gain much notice until Oliveira captured the UFC lightweight championship versus Michael Chandler and recently defended it against Dustin Poirier.

In addition to his championship success, Oliveira broke several UFC records in 2021. He’s now the proud owner of most finishes in UFC history (18), most submission wins in UFC history (15), and the most post-fight bonuses in UFC history (18) – to name a few.


Hard Hitter Shohei Ohtani

Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani may not play for one of baseball’s most notable teams, but this didn’t stop his unbelievable performances on the mound. He ran through multiple records before receiving the AL MVP award.

During a game versus the Red Sox in 2021, Ohtani hit his 32nd home run to achieve the most home runs by a Japanese MLB roster member in one season. More impressively, he performed this number within 81 games.

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Praneet Samaiya
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