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England women’s football team breaks Guinness record with Euro 2022 win



England’s women’s football team, which won the 2022 Euros by beating Germany 2-1 on Sunday, also set a Guinness World Record (GWR) in the process. According to GWR, Lioness’s team now holds the record for most goals scored at the UEFA Women’s European Championship. Germany broke this record in 2009 by scoring 21 goals.

During the championship, the English team were one goal away from Germany’s record, following a 4–0 semi-final victory against favorites Sweden on 26 July.

The 22-year-old English super-sub Ella Toon scored the first goal for England in the much-awaited Euro 2022 final, which tied the game.

Lena Magel’s goal brought Germany back as well. However, England won the contest outright with 22 goals when Chloe Kelly, who had replaced Beth Mead, scored the third.

Guinness World Records shared a post on their Twitter handle on Monday and wrote, “It’s morning after night for Lioness as she broke two records on her way to European glory.”

Kelly’s 110th-minute winner gave England their first significant overseas win as the men’s team won the World Cup in 1966 in front of a record-breaking attendance of 87,192.


The perception of future generations about women’s sport in England may be changed by the legacy of the lioness. Chloe Kelly scored the game-winning goal as England beat Germany to attract a record 17.4 million spectators for a women’s football match in the United Kingdom.

The English team, coached by Dutchwoman Sarina Wigman, scored an exceptional championship run, highlighted by a memorable victory over Norway at Amex Stadium in Brighton during the group round of the competition.

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