All time FIFA World cup football records

by on January 28, 2014
in FIFA World Cup

6904494-isolated-abstract-illustration-for-football-world-cupMost goals scored by a player in football world cup finals

Ronaldo of Brazilian football team is the leading goal scorer in the football world cup finals with 15 goals.

Most goals scored by a country in FIFA world cups

The most number of goals scored by one team in a football world cup was Hungary with a tally of 27 goals in the 1954 tournament.

Most wins by a country in football world cups

Brazil retains the record of winning most football world cups with a total of five wins including 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.

Most second place finishes in FIFA football world cups

Germany holds the record for most second place or runner up in football world cup with a total of four times including the years 1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002.

Most consecutive football world cup wins

Most consecutive football championships record is retained by Brazil and Italy. Brazil won football world cup titles from 1958 to 1962 whereas Italy won two titles in 1934 and 1938.

Most hat-ticks by players in FIFA world cups

The names included in most hat-tricks by players in FIFA football world cups are Sandor Kosis, Just Fontaine, Gabriel Batistuta and Gerd Muller. They all scored 2 hat-tricks.

Most appearances by a country in football world cups

Brazil holds the record for most appearances in FIFA football world cups with a record 20 appearances.

Most goals scored in consecutive football world cup matches

Brazil and Germany hold the record for the highest number of consecutive matches with goals scored at the world cup. Both countries have scored goals in 18 consecutive matches at the finals.

Most appearances by players in football world cups

Lothar Mathhaus of West Germany holds the record for most appearances at world cup tournaments.

Most red cards given in FIFA world cups

The highest number of red cards were given during FIFA world cup was in Germany. 28 red cards were shown which also includes one given to Zinedine Zidane. Second to this was in France 1998 football world cup where 22 red cards were given.

Most penalty shoot outs won by teams in football world cups

Germany has the best record in terms of penalty shoot outs at the football world cups with the record of most wins which is four.

Most football world cup championships played by a player

Pele holds the record playing in most football championships. He has played in 3 championships.

Most appearances by a player as a captain in football championships

Diego Maradona of Argentina football team holds the record for most appearances as a captain at football championships. He captained his team 16 times at football world cups.

Most appearances as a substitute player in FIFA football championships

Denilson of Brazilian football team holds the record for most appearances as a substitute player at FIFA championships. He has been a substitute for 11 times.

Youngest football player to appear in FIFA World cups

Youngest player to appear in FIFA world cups was Norman Whiteside of Northern Ireland. He was 17 years and 41 days at that time (1982).

Youngest football player to play final in FIFA World cups

Pele of Brazilian football team was the youngest player to play final at the football world cup. He was 17 years and 249 days at that time (1958).

Youngest football captain in FIFA World cups

The youngest player to cap the team at football world cup was Tony Meola who was 21 years and 310 days at that time (1990)

Most goals scored in one FIFA world cup tournament

Most goals were scored in 1998 football world cup tournament. 171 goals were scored in 1998 football championship.

Most goals scored by one team in one match of FIFA world cup tournament

Hungary holds the record for scoring most goals in one match. It happened at 1982 football world cup where Hungary scored 10 goals against El Salvador.

Most consecutive hat-tricks in football world cup tournaments

Sandor Kocsis and Gerd Muller hold the record for most consecutive hat-tricks at world cup football tournaments. They both scored two hat-tricks consecutively.

Youngest goal scorer in football world cup tournaments

Pele holds the record for being the youngest goal scorer at a world cup tournament. He was 17 years and 239 days at that time (1958).

Youngest hat-trick scorer in football world cups

Pele holds the record for being the youngest hat-trick scorer at football world cup tournament. He was 17 years and 244 days at that time (1958).

Oldest goal scorer in football world cups

Oldest goal scorer in football world cup was Roger Milla of Cameroon. He was 42 years and 39 days at that time (1938).

Oldest FIFA world cup hat-trick scorer

Oldest hat-trick scorer at FIFA world cup was Tore Keller of Sweden. He was 33 years and 159 days at that time (1938).

Fastest goal scored from a kick off in football world cups

The fastest goal from kickoff was scored by Hakan Sukur of Turkey at a football world cup in 2002. He scored the goal in 10.89 seconds.

Fewest goals scored in one FIFA world cup tournament

Fewest goals were scored at football world cup in 1930 and 1934. 70 goals were scored.

Most own goals in FIFA world cups

Most own goals were scored in FIFA world cup tournaments held in 1954, 1998 and 2006. The number of own goals were 4.

Most clean sheets in FIFA world cups

10 clean sheets, matches without conceding, record is shared by Peter Shilton of England and Fabien Barthez of France. 

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