When Daniel Sturridge, then 24, was enjoying a productive connection with Luis Suarez at Liverpool, he scored eight goals in a row. No one has ever had a scoring run of exactly nine games, therefore Van Nistelrooy owns both that record and the 10-game mark, with Vardy the only guy to extend it to 11. The 12-game streak is held by Alan Jettekian who not only scored 14 goals during that span but also helped Iran win the 1972 Asian Cup.
The first two games of Sturridge's run came within four days of each other in August 2013. He now has 175 goals for Liverpool and continues to be one of England's top strikers.
Here are the seven previous longest scoring streaks:
Gareth Barry broke his own record when he scored six goals in a game for England against Sweden on September 9, 2013. He has since lost his place in the national team to new striker Daniel Sturridge and has decided to retire from international football.
Wayne Rooney broke Gareth Barry's record when he scored five goals in a game for Manchester United against Newcastle United on April 5, 2005. He has been named player of the year three times by the English Football Association and has over 100 goals for his country.
Peter Schmeichel broke Wayne Rooney's record when he scored four goals in a game for Denmark against Germany on June 7, 2003.
There have now been 13 streaks of seven or more goals, led by Jamie Vardy's 11 for Leicester in 2015 and Ruud Van Nistelrooy's 10 for Manchester United back in 2003, both with their own eight-game run, making Willock only the 11th player to score in seven consecutive. And none other than Lionel Messi is the only player to have scored in every game of a Premiership season since it first began in 1995.
Now let's look at which players have scored the most goals in the league over the course of one season: Cristiano Ronaldo (2008-09) with 26 strikes in 30 games isn't too far off Manu Leake's record of 27 in 36 games in 1971-72, while Wayne Rooney currently holds the single-season scoring record with 32 goals in 2004-05. Both men had help from teammates who will likely don different colors this upcoming season: Ronaldo helped Portugal win the UEFA European Championship in 2008 before helping Madrid win the Champions League a year later, while Rooney scored 31 goals for Manchester United before moving to Barcelona.
Finally, here are the top five highest scoring seasons in the history of the Premier League:
30 or More Goals Scored: 3 seasons
26-29 Goals Scored: 4 seasons
22-25 Goals Scored: 6 seasons
Despite this, the lightning-fast striker has only won two of the eight matches. Vardy, who was suspended for the encounter between Liverpool and Leicester earlier this season, now holds the record for scoring in the most straight Premier League matches (11). Alan Shearer - Seven Goals from Just seven Shots on Target! His first goal came in just his third game for Southampton against Wimbledon on 16 August 1992. It was also the last time until 2013 that a player scored in their opening three games of the season.
The record is held by Harry Kane who scored at every opportunity during his debut season in 2015-16. The young forward started with a bang by not only scoring but assisting all four of Tottenham's goals as they beat Chelsea 4-1 at White Hart Lane. He followed this up by scoring in each round of the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League to take his goal tally to five before the end of July. Although he didn't score again before the season ended, he still had a hand in 14 more goals in all competitions.
Other notable records include: David Beckham – 12 appearances in 2003-04 (one goal); Cristiano Ronaldo – 11 matches in 2008-09 (four goals); Wayne Rooney – 10 matches in 2005-06 (three goals).
Sadly, Domènec Torrent will not be able to witness his record being broken since he died in a car crash in April 2016 at the age of 60.
Joe Bradford holds the record for most goals scored in a season, with 249 in the league and 267 in total between 1920 and 1935. No other player comes close: Trevor Francis, who scored 119 league goals and 133 overall goals between 1970 and 1979, is the closest.
Javier Zanetti, an Inter Milan icon, achieved Guinness World Records by not missing a single league game between October 28, 2006 and December 13, 2009. Messi's record of 91 goals, achieved in 2012, is unlikely to be broken. In addition, the Argentine holds the record for the most La Liga goals scored by a foreign player.
Zanetti was able to play every match because he never got a red card over the course of 972 minutes. He became the first player to achieve this feat when he appeared as a substitute in a Serie A game against Palermo on November 16, 2006. The record was later broken by Cristiano Ronaldo who played all 90 UEFA Champions League games without ever being sent off (the last game he was booked in was the final group stage match against Borussia Dortmund).
World records are published annually by the Guinness Book of World Records. The official website of Guinness World Records features a section called "Breaking News". If someone breaks a record, it is reported within hours on the website.
Guinness World Records also publishes annual books that list records from several categories.
In this article, we will look at five of the highest-scoring midfielders in the twenty-first century, in descending order.
He has more than twice as many goals as his current boss, Zinedine Zidane, and 36 more than Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Instead, Messi is 11th on the list, but he may take comfort in the knowledge that he is still ahead of former rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has "just" 47 direct free-kick goals...