Can any team beat Fenerbahce’s 19 wins in a row from the start of season? | Football

“Fenerbahce have started the season with a perfect record in all competitions: 19 matches played, 19 wins,” writes Dirk Maas. “Has any team had a longer winning run at the start of the season?”

First things first: Fener went and lost 3-2 at home to Trabzonspor on Saturday, so their winning start has ended at 19 games. A pretty high bar, but one Warren Lyons can vault over on his Penny Farthing as he takes us back to the 19th century.

“In 1898-99, Rangers won their first 23 matches in all competitions, stretching from August 1898 to April 1899 – in fact the only game they lost all…

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