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Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal clinches world record with 28 straight victories

Neymar Mitrovic Al-Hilal

Saudi Pro League powerhouse Al-Hilal has officially secured the world record for the most consecutive victories by a top-flight soccer team.

This groundbreaking feat was realized with a compelling 2-0 triumph over Al-Ittihad in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, marking Al-Hilal’s 28th consecutive win.

Renowned as Saudi Arabia’s most decorated team, Al-Hilal’s remarkable accomplishment surpasses the previous record of 27 consecutive wins set by Welsh side The New Saints in 2016.

Al-Hilal’s impeccable winning streak commenced after a 1-1 draw with Damac on September 21, with each subsequent match resulting in triumph for the team.

Notable players such as former Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, ex-Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, and the illustrious Brazil forward Neymar, who transferred from Paris St-Germain last summer in a deal valued at approximately 90 million euros ($99.2 million) plus add-ons, contribute to the team’s success. However, Neymar has been sidelined since October due to a severe knee injury.

Under the astute management of former Benfica and Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus, Al-Hilal currently maintains a commanding 12-point lead over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr at the summit of the Saudi Pro League.

Mitrovic, an instrumental force in Al-Hilal’s triumphs, has impressively contributed 26 goals out of the team’s total of 81 during this unprecedented winning streak. The feat includes 16 victories in league matches, three triumphs in domestic cup competitions, and nine wins in the Asian Champions League.