England and Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has officially entered the Guinness World Record book for the 12 assists he had in the Premier League last season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has become an undisputed starter at right-back in the 2018-19 season. He featured 29 times as Liverpool narrowly missed out on the League title to Manchester City.
The 21-year-old impressive performances earned him a place in the 2018-19 Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Premier League Team of the Year. He has then become a regular at international level for the Three Lions.
Alexander-Arnold’s prowess in the final third has drawn most acclaim, and his 12 assists has become a new record for a defender in the Premier League. He had one better than his counterpart Andy Robertson, who had 11 assists in the same season.
Alexander-Arnold described it as “an unbelievably proud moment” to have surpassed the record previously held jointly by Everton duo Andy Hinchcliffe (1994-95) and Leighton Baines (2010-11).
“It’s obviously down to the lads to put the ball into the back of the net because football is a team game, and without them, this record wouldn’t be possible,” he said after being presented with his accolade.
More football World Record holders:
- Fastest goal scored in the Premier League – Shane Long (7.69 seconds)
- Most Premier League hat-tricks – Sergio Agüero and Alan Shearer (11)
- Youngest player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League – João Félix (19 years, 152 days)
- Youngest player to be nominated for the Ballon D’Or – Killian Mbappé (18 years, 293 days)
- Most goals scored in La Liga – Lionel Messi (417)
- Most FIFA World Cup finals as captain – Rafael Marquez (5)
- Oldest player at a FIFA World Cup – Essam El-Hadary (45 years, 161 days)
- The first winner of the women’s Ballon D’Or – Ada Hegerberg
- Most goals scored in the UEFA Women’s Champions League – Anja Mittag (51)
- Most regular-season goals in the National Women’s Soccer League – Samantha Kerr (63