Mastercard expands decades-long football legacy through GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title with Luís Figo

World record set with game played at 20,230 ft (6166.1 m) in zero gravity by football legend Luis Figo and a team of football heroes from across the globe.

Mastercard’s new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title recognizes the world’s most popular sport as a celebration of the human spirit, igniting passion and pride for millions every day

Mastercard has set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the ‘Highest Altitude Game of Football (Soccer) on a Parabolic Flight’ alongside football legend Luis Figo and a diverse team of football heroes from across the Middle East, Europe and Latin America.


The first-of-its-kind football game was played at an altitude of 20,230 ft (6166.1 m) in zero gravity conditions, taking the game to a place where no match has gone before. Through this campaign, Mastercard is celebrating the world’s love for football by taking fans’ passion for the beautiful game to unprecedented heights.

The out-of-this-world game between the two four-player teams was played on 20 August 2022. Football legend Luis Figo was on board with seven players selected to earn their place on the historic flight. The record was presented by an Official Adjudicator from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ and verified by two witnesses as Figo effortlessly dribbled the ball across a 75 square meter football field specially set inside the aircraft.


"Football is not just a game – as the world’s most popular sport, it is a celebration of the human spirit, igniting passion and pride for millions every day. This is a historic moment for Mastercard as we take the world’s love for the sport to extraordinary new heights. What better way to recognize the beautiful game than by creating an out-of-this-world Priceless Surprise as we continue to connect people to their passions,” said Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and President Healthcare, Mastercard. Source: https://www.mastercard.com/news/press/2022/september/mastercard-expands-decades-long-football-legacy-through-guinness-world-records-title-with-luis-figo/