Top 5 FIFA World Cup Goal Keeping Moments

by on June 27, 2010

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Top Midfielders of FIFA 1978-2006

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Top FIFA Forwards of 1978-2006

by on June 20, 2010

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“When you are 4-0 up you should never lose 7-1.” Lawrie McMenemy

Winning 7-0 is only possible with extremely talented forwards (strikers) in a team which are arranged specifically to score the goal. They are the main strikers when it comes to the net of opponents. Due to their ability to score, forwards are the most expensive players of a team. Let’s have an insight into the list of top FIFA strikers:

2006 FIFA World Cup (Germany)

• Hernán Crespo (Argentina)
• Thierry Henry (France)
• Miroslav Klose (Germany)
• Luca Toni (Italy)

2002 FIFA World Cup (Korea/Japan)

• Ronaldo (Brazil)
• Miroslav Klose (Germany)
• El-Hadji Diouf (Senegal)
• Hasan Şaş (Turkey)

1998 FIFA World Cup (France)

• Ronaldo (Brazil)
• Davor (Croatia)
• Brian Laudrup (Denmark)
• Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands)

1994 FIFA World Cup (USA)

• Romário (Brazil)
• Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)
• Roberto Baggio (Italy)

1990 FIFA World Cup (Italy)

• Salvatore Schillaci (Italy)
• Roger Milla (Cameroon)
• Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany)

1986 FIFA World Cup (Mexico)

• Preben Larsen (Denmark)
• Emilio Butragueño (Spain)
• Gary Lineker (England)

1982 FIFA World Cup (Spain)

• Paolo Rossi (Italy)
• Karl Heinz Rummenigge (Germany)

1978 FIFA World Cup (Argentina)

• Roberto Bettega (Italy)
• Paolo Rossi (Italy)
• Mario Kempes (Argentina)

The list clearly shows that Italy had the best strikers. Italy is defending its title in 2010 FIFA World Cup. Let’s see if its strikers can deliver again.

Fingers crossed and all set!

Top Scoring Teams of FIFA World Cup

by on June 11, 2010

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Talking about the top scoring teams in FIFA World Cup since 1930, who would not want to have a flashback? Usually when it comes to best performances of top scoring teams, few of the top best teams jump into mind. Here is the top scoring teams list in FIFA World Cup:

• Hungary in 1945 scored 27 goals in all. It is the highest score till now in World Cup history

• France in 1958 scored 23 goals in all in World Cup

• Brazil scored 22 goals in the 1950 World Cup
• Brazil in 1970 World Cup scored 19 goals
• Brazil once again scored the highest goals in the World Cup in 1970: 18

• Argentina scored 18 goals in 1930 World Cup

• Portugal scored 17 goals in World Cup 1966

In FIFA World Cup 2006, Germany scored 14 goals, which is the highest in that tournament. Along with these, France, Poland and Sweden also made records of top scoring teams in different FIFA World Cup tournament.

Lets keep track of the event every four years in order to find out which team is going to break the record of Hungary for being the top scoring team. Football World Cup is a thrilling event and a lot of high scoring games are played every time. 

Highest Goal Scorers in Football World Cup

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Soccer or Football is a team game that can be played with eleven players in a team and two teams compete by scoring highest number of goals in a game to win a game of a football. In short, football is a game of scoring goals. FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) arranges the world cup of this game at every four years of span and to win the competition, teams try to score as much goals as can. Let us look at some of the individuals that have created various records related to scoring goals in football world cup.

1. Miroslav Klose has scored 16 goals in his 24 football world cup final appearances. He represented Germany in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 world cups.

2. Ronaldo (15 Goals in World Cup Finals): This Brazilian holds the world records of scoring highest number of goals in the final match of football world cup and the magical number is fifteen.

3. Gerd Muller (14 goals in 13 matches). Muller represented West Germany in 1970 and 1974 world cups.

4. Just Fontaine (13 Goals in 6 matches in Single World Cup Tournament): A French player who scored total thirteen goals in one world cup tournament is a world record for scoring maximum number of goals in a tournament. He has scored 2.17 goals per match in the world cup so far.

5. Pele (12 goals in 14 matches) This Brazilian legend player has represented his team in four football world cups from 1958 to 1970.

Other goal scoring records in World Cup Football:

1. Ali Daei (35 Goals in overall world cup matches): The hard fought Iranian has a record of scoring highest number of goals in the overall world cup played by any player and the total goal he has scored is thirty-five.

2. Oleg Salenko (Five Goals in a World Cup Match): Salenko is a Russian player who holds the world record of scoring maximum number of goals in a single match and the tally is to five goals in a single match.