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THE FIFA WORLD CUP RECORDS

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Goal Scoring Individual Career:-

14 Gerd Muller (West Germany) 1970 (10), 1974 (4)

13 Just Fontaine (France) 1958

12 Pele (Brazil) 1958 (6), 1962 (1), 1966 (1), 1970 (4)

12 Ronadlo (Brazil) 1998 (4), 2002 (8)

Fastest goal in a match:-

Hakan Sukur (Turkey): 8 seconds after the whistle in Turkey vs. South Korea (3rd and 4th place match of 2002 World Cup)

Most goals per Tournament:-

13 Just Fontaine 1958

10 Gerd Muller 01970

Most goals per game:-

5 Salenko (Russia) 1994 vs. Cameroon

4 Gustav Wetterstrom (Sweden) 1938 Leonidas (Brazil) 1938 Ernest Willimoski (Poland) 1938 Ademir (Brazil) 1950 Juan Schiaffino (Uruguay) 1950 Sandor Kocsis (Hungary) 1954 Just Fontaine (France) 1958 Eusebio (Portugal) 1966 Emilio Buttrageono (Spain) 1986 3 (Hat-trick)

42 hat-tricks have been scored with 3 players with 2 hat-tricks: Kocsis, Fontaine and Muller

Most goals in the Final:-

3 (Hat-trick) Geoff Hurst (England) 1966

Players scoring in 2 finals:-

Vava (Brazil) 1958, 1962

Pele (Brazil) 1958, 1970

Paul Breitner (W. Germany) 1974, 1982

Tournament Appearances:-

5 Antonio Carbajal (Mexico) 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

5 Lothar Mathaus (West Germany\Germany) 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998

Games:-

22 Lothar Mathaus (West Germany\Germany)

21 Uwe Seeler (West Germany) 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

21 Diego Maradona (Argentina) 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994

Youngest Player:-

Norman Whiteside (b. 7 May 1965) Northern Ireland v. Yugoslavia .

17 years 41 days - 1982 World Cup

Oldest Player:-

Pat Jennings (b. 12 June 1945) Northern Ireland v. Brazil .

41 years - 1986 World Cup

Most Medals:-

Zagallo (Brazil) 4 medals:- 1958, 1962 (player), 1970 (coach), 1994 (assistant coach)

Most Trophies:-

Pele (Brazil) 3 trophies:- 1958, 1962, 1970

Cafu and Juninho (Brazil) 2 trophies:- 1994, 2002

TEAM RECORDS

Wins:-

1. Brazil 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002

2. Italy 1934, 1938, 1982

West Germany 1954, 1974, 1990

3. Argentina 1978, 1982

Uruguay 1930, 1950

4. England 1966

France 1998

Tournament appearances:-

Brazil 17 (every single tournament)

Germany and Italy 15

England, France, Mexico 12

Yugoslavia 11

Hungary and Uruguay 9

Final appearances:-

7- Brazil (1950, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 1998, 2002)

Germany West Germany (1954, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2002)

5- Italy (1934, 1938, 1970, 1982, 1994)

Highest Scores:-

Hungary v. El Salvador 10-1 (1982 World Cup)

Hungary v. South Korea 9-0 (1954 World Cup)

Yugoslavia v. Zaire 9-0 (1974 World Cup)

Germany v. Saudi Arabia 8-0 (2002 World Cup)

Highest aggregate:-

Austria v. Switzerland 7-5 (1954 World Cup)

Most goals in a single tournament:-

27 Hungary (1954)

25 West Germany (1954)

23 Brazil (1958)

22 Brazil (1950)

Overall (goals per game):-

Brazil 2.24

West Germany/Germany 2.13

Italy 1.64

Hungary 2.71

Argentina 1.70

Defensive records of winning sides:-

BEST

France 0.29 (1998)

England 0.50 (1966)

WORST

West Germany 2.33 (1954)

Overall defensive records:-

0.92 England

0.98 Brazil

1.00 Italy