Multiple record holder and football freestyler, Abraham Muñoz, has achieved his eighth Guinness World Records title while heading a football during an awards ceremony broadcast live on TV.
The 43-year-old set a new record for Most t-shirts removed while heading a football, achieving 22 during Univision’s live broadcast of the Balón de Oro (the awards ceremony for the Mexican top division, Liga MX) from the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on 14 July.
A good luck video from rapper and multiple record holder Daddy Yankee was played before the attempt with Muñoz performing to the beat of Yankee’s song, Dura.
Successfully putting on 22 shirts, Abraham beat the previous record of 21 achieved by Brazilian Marcelo Ribeiro da Silva in 2009. During the attempt Abraham donned shirts representing each Liga MX club as well as those for Guinness World Records, Liga MX, Univision, and the awards show.
The Balón de Oro de la Liga MX awards recognised notable players and coaches of the MX League in Mexico during the 2017-2018 season.
In addition to honouring soccer players and coaches such as Enrique Borja, Robert Siboldi and Rubens Sambueza, other celebrities such as Paulina Rubio, Julián Gil and Esmeralda Pimentel were present at the show.
This achievement is the Mexican freestyler’s eighth record with his other seven being:
- Fastest marathon juggling a football - 5 hours 41 minutes and 52 seconds
- Longest time continuously controlling a football (male) - 21 hours 1 minute
- Most consecutive stairs climbed while juggling a football - 4,698 steps
- Most football touches in one hour (male) - 11,901
- Fastest mile juggling a football - 8 minutes 17.28 seconds
- Fastest 100 metres juggling a football - 17.53 seconds
- Longest marathon controlling a football (male) - 28 hours