FIFA World Cup records

FIFA World Cup records

This is a list of records of the FIFA World Cup and its qualification matches.



; Most World Cup appearances: 18, fb|BRA (only country to appear in every World Cup): "For a detailed list, see National team appearances in the FIFA World Cup"; Most championships: 5, fb|BRA; Most appearances in a World Cup final: 7, fb|BRA and fb|GER; Most appearances in semifinal/last four: 11, fb|GER: "For a detailed list of top four appearances, see FIFA World Cup#Successful national teams"; Most matches played: 92, fb|GER and fb|BRA; Fewest matches played: 1, fb|IDN (as fb|Dutch East Indies); Most wins: 64, fb|BRA; Most losses: 22, fb|MEX; Most draws: 19, fb|GER and fb|ITA; Most matches played without a win or a draw: 6, fb|SLV; Most matches played without a win: 6, fb|BOL and fb|SLV; Most goals scored: 202, fb|BRA; Fewest goals scored: 0, fb|CAN, fb|CHN, fb|IDN (as fb|Dutch East Indies), fb|GRE, fb|TRI, and fb|COD (as fb|ZAI).; Fewest goals conceded: 2, fb|ANG; Most matches played without scoring a goal: 3, fb|CAN, fb|CHN, fb|GRE, fb|TRI, and fb|COD (as fb|ZAI).; Highest average of goals scored per match: 2.72, fb|HUN; Lowest average of goals conceded per match:0.67, fb|ANG (2 goals in 3 matches) [Other low averages, in ascending order of games played: 0.77 (from 11 games) fb|IRL; 0.85 (from 55) fb|ENG; 0.89 (from 77) fb|ITA; 0.91 (from 92) fb|IRL] ; Most meetings between two teams: 7 times, fb|BRA vs fb|SWE (1938, 1950, 1958, 1978, 1990 and twice in 1994); Most meetings between two teams, Final match: 2 times, fb|BRA vs fb|ITA (1970 FIFA World Cup & 1994 FIFA World Cup) & fb|ARG vs fb|GER (1986 FIFA World Cup & 1990 FIFA World Cup); Most appearances, always advancing from first round: 3, [Germany has never failed to advance from 14 first-round group phases, but lost its first-round knockout match in 1938] fb|DEN and fb|IRL; Most appearances, never advancing from first round: 8, fb|SCO

In one tournament

; Most wins: [fb|FRA in 1998 had 6 match wins; the fb|ITA match is regarded as drawn although France progressed via penalties.] 7, fb|BRA, 2002; Most goals scored: 27, fb|HUN, 1954; Fewest goals conceded: 0, fb|SUI, 2006; Most goals conceded: 16, fb|KOR, 1954; Highest goal difference: +17, fb|HUN, 1954; Lowest goal difference: -16, fb|KOR, 1954; Highest average of goals scored per match: 5.40, fb|HUN, 1954; Most goals scored, champions: 25, fb|GER, 1954; Fewest goals scored, champions: 11, fb|ITA, 1938, fb|ENG, 1966, and fb|BRA, 1994; Fewest goals conceded, champions: 2, fb|FRA, 1998, and fb|ITA, 2006; Most goals conceded, champions: 14, fb|GER, 1954; Worst performance by a defending champion: 1 draw and 2 losses, fb|FRA, 2002 [1930 champions fb|URU refused to enter the 1934 tournament, while three defending champions were eliminated in the first round: fb|ITA in 1950, fb|BRA in 1966, and fb|FRA in 2002, with the first two teams both managing a win.]


; Most consecutive championships: 2, fb|ITA (1934–1938), and fb|BRA (1958–1962).; Most consecutive final matches: 3, fb|GER (1982–1990), and fb|BRA (1994–2002).; Most consecutive runners-up: 2, fb|NED (1974–1978) and fb|GER (1982–1986).; Most consecutive first-round eliminations: 8, fb|SCO (1954–1958, 1974–1990, 1998).; Most consecutive finals tournaments: 18, fb|BRA (1930–2006).; Most consecutive successful qualification attempts [Excluding automatic qualification as host, as reigning champion, or by invitation.] : 6, fb|ITA (1962–1982); fb|BEL (1982–2002); fb|ESP (1986–2006).; Most consecutive failed qualification attempts: 17, fb|LUX (1934–2006).; Most consecutive wins: 11, fb|BRA, from 2-1 Turkey (2002) to 3-0 Ghana (2006).; Most consecutive matches without a loss: 13, fb|BRA, from 3-0 Austria (1958) to 2-0 Bulgaria (1966).; Most consecutive losses: 9, fb|MEX, from 1-4 France (1930) to 0-3 Sweden (1958).; Most consecutive matches without a win: 17, fb|BUL, from 0-1 Argentina (1962) to 0-3 Nigeria (1994).; Most consecutive draws: 5, fb|BEL, from 0-0 Netherlands (1998) to 1-1 Tunisia (2002).; Most consecutive matches without a draw: 16, fb|POR, from 3-1 Hungary (1966) to 1-0 Netherlands (2006).; Most consecutive matches scoring at least one goal: 18, fb|BRA (1930–1958) and fb|GER (1934–1958).; Most consecutive matches scoring at least two goals: 11, fb|URU (1930–1954); Most consecutive matches scoring at least three / four goals: 4, fb|URU (1930–1950) and fb|HUN (1954) (four goals); also fb|POR (1966), fb|GER (1970), fb|BRA (1970),; Most consecutive matches scoring at least six / eight goals: 2, fb|HUN (1954) (eight goals); also fb|BRA (1950) (six goals); Most consecutive matches without scoring a goal: 5, fb|BOL (1930–1994).; Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal: 5, fb|ITA (1990).; Most consecutive matches conceding at least one goal: 22, fb|SUI (1934–1994).; Most consecutive matches conceding at least two goals: 9, fb|MEX (1930–1958).; Most consecutive matches conceding at least three goals: 5, fb|MEX (1930–1950).; Most consecutive matches conceding at least four goals: 3, fb|BOL (1930–1950), fb|MEX (1930–1950).; Most consecutive matches conceding at least five / six / seven goals: 2, fb|KOR (1954) (seven goals); also fb|USA (1930–1934) (six goals); also fb|AUT (1954) (five goals).


: "For records regarding goalscoring, see Goalscoring; for records regarding goalkeeping, see Goalkeeping"; Most tournaments played: 5, Antonio Carbajal (fb|MEX, 1950–1966) and Lothar Matthäus (flagicon|Germany Germany, 1982–1998).: "See below for a list of players with four or more tournament appearances"; Most championships: 3, Pelé (fb|BRA, 1958, 1962 and 1970).: "See here for a list of players who have won multiple FIFA World Cups"; Most matches played: 25, Lothar Matthäus (flagicon|Germany Germany, 1982–1998).; Most minutes played: 2,217 minutes, Paolo Maldini (fb|ITA, 1990–2002).; Most matches won: 16, Cafu (fb|BRA, 1994–2006).; Most appearances in a World Cup final: 3, Cafu (fb|BRA, 1994–2002). [Pelé, Lothar Matthäus, Pierre Littbarski and Ronaldo each appeared 3 times in the squads of the teams that reached the finals, but none of them played in all three games.] ; Most appearances as captain: 16, Diego Maradona (fb|ARG, 1986–1994).; Most appearances as substitute: 11, Denílson (fb|BRA, 1998–2002).; Youngest player: 17 years and 42 days, Norman Whiteside (fb|NIR, vs Yugoslavia, 1982).; Youngest player, final: 17 years and 249 days, Pelé (fb|BRA, vs Sweden, 1958).; Youngest player, qualifying match: 13 years and 310 days, Souleymane Mamam (fb|TOG, vs Zambia, May 6 2001, 2002 CAF Group 1). [FIFA official records claimed he was born in 1987, but some sources claimed he was born in 1985, which would mean he was 15 years and 310 days old when he played the match.] ; Youngest captain: 21 years and 316 days, Tony Meola, (fb|USA, vs Czechoslovakia, June 10, 1990, 1990). [According to [ RSSSF's 1994 World Cup page] , Fuad Amin of Saudi Arabia would have been the youngest captain, at 21-250 in the 1994, but the source does not specify the match in which he was captain. It is listed that the starting captain was substituted in both the match against the Netherlands and the one against Sweden, in which Amin may have been given the armband on the captains' substitutions, but this information has not been verified. In any case, Meola still is the youngest "starting" captain, and players who received the captain's armband during the course of the match are generally not regarded as "official" captains.] ; Oldest player: 42 years and 39 days, Roger Milla (fb|CMR, vs Russia, 1994).; Oldest player, final: 40 years and 133 days, Dino Zoff (fb|ITA, vs Germany, 1982).; Oldest player, qualifying match: 46 years and 180 days, MacDonald Taylor (fb|VIR, vs St. Kitts and Nevis, February 18 2004, 2006 CONCACAF Prelim Group 4). [According to [ "FIFA World Cup Superlatives: Players"] . A [ FIFA report] , however, indicates that Taylor participated in another match after that date, again versus St. Kitts and Nevis, on March 31 2004, breaking his own record. If the age listed in the "Superlatives" (PDF) file corresponds to the February match, then in accordance with the match report from March the actual record would be 40 years and 222 days.] ; Oldest captain: 40 years and 292 days, Peter Shilton (fb|ENG, vs Italy, July 7, 1990, 1990).; Largest age difference on the same team: 23 years and 358 days, 1994, fb|CMR (Rigobert Song: 18 years and 10 days; Roger Milla: 42 years and 1 day). ; Largest age difference on a champion team: 21 years and 297 days, 1982, fb|ITA (Dino Zoff: 40 years and 133 days; Giuseppe Bergomi: 18 years and 201 days).; Longest period between World Cup finals appearances as a player: 12 years and 13 days, Alfred Bickel (fb|SUI, 1938–1950).; Longest span of World Cup finals appearances as a player: 16 years, Antonio Carbajal (fb|MEX, 1950–1966); Hugo Sánchez (fb|MEX, 1978–1994); Giuseppe Bergomi (fb|ITA, 1982–1998); Lothar Matthäus (fb|GER, 1982–1998); .; Longest period between World Cup finals appearances, overall: 44 years, Tim (fb|BRA, 1938, as a player; and fb|PER, 1982, as coach).

Most tournaments appeared (players)

*"Did not play but was part of the squad".



; Most goals scored, overall: 15, Ronaldo (fb|BRA, 1998–2006).: "For a detailed list of the overall top goalscorers, see below"; Most goals scored in a tournament: 13, Just Fontaine (fb|FRA), 1958.: "For a detailed list of top goalscorers in each tournament (Golden Boot winner), see FIFA World Cup awards#Golden Shoe - Top Goalscorers"; Most goals scored in a match: 5, Oleg Salenko (fb|RUS, vs Cameroon, 1994).; Most goals scored in a lost match: 4, Ernest Wilimowski (fb|POL, vs Brazil, 1938).; Most goals scored in a qualifying match: 13, Archie Thompson (fb|AUS, vs American Samoa, 2002 OFC Group 1).; Most goals scored in one Final: 3, Geoff Hurst (fb|ENG, vs West Germany, 1966). ; Most goals scored in all Final matches: 3, Vavá (fb|BRA, 2 vs Sweden in 1958 & 1 vs Czechoslovakia in 1962), Pelé (fb|BRA, 2 vs Sweden in 1958 & 1 vs Italy in 1970), Geoff Hurst (fb|ENG, 3 vs West Germany in 1966), and Zinedine Zidane (fb|FRA, 2 vs Brazil in 1998 & 1 vs Italy in 2006).; Most matches with at least one goal: 11, Ronaldo (fb|BRA, 1998–2006).; Most consecutive matches with at least one goal: 6, Just Fontaine (fb|FRA, 1958) and Jairzinho (fb|BRA, 1970).; Most matches with at least two goals: 4, Sándor Kocsis (fb|HUN, 1954), Just Fontaine (fb|FRA, 1958), and Ronaldo (fb|BRA, 1998–2006).; Most consecutive matches with at least two goals: 4, Sándor Kocsis (fb|HUN, 1954).; Most hat-tricks: 2, Sándor Kocsis (fb|HUN, 1954), Just Fontaine (fb|FRA, 1958), Gerd Müller (fb|FRG, 1970), and Gabriel Batistuta (fb|ARG, 1994 and 1998).; Most consecutive hat-tricks: 2, Sándor Kocsis (fb|HUN, 1954) and Gerd Müller (fb|FRG, 1970).; Fastest hat-trick & Most goals scored by a substitute in a match: 8 minutes, László Kiss (fb|HUN), scored at 69', 72', and 76' against El Salvador, 1982. ; Hat-tricks from the penalty spot: Never occurred in the final tournament. Twice in qualification: Kubilay Türkyilmaz (fb|SUI, vs Faroe Islands, October 7, 2000, 2002 UEFA Group 1); Ronaldo (fb|BRA, vs Argentina, June 2, 2004, 2006 CONMEBOL).; Scoring in every match of a World Cup: Alcides Ghiggia (fb|URU), 4 goals in 4 matches (1950), Just Fontaine (fb|FRA), 13 goals in 6 matches (1958), Jairzinho (fb|BRA), 7 goals in 6 matches (1970). [Defined as a player who played all matches for a team that reached the final or the third-place match, meaning their team played the maximum number of matches. Because two opponents of Uruguay withdrew in 1950, Uruguay only played 4 matches instead of 6.] ; Most tournaments with at least one goal: 4, Pelé (fb|BRA, 1958–1970) and Uwe Seeler (fb|FRG, 1958–1970).; Most tournaments with at least two goals: 4, Uwe Seeler (fb|FRG, 1958–1970).; Most tournaments with at least three goals: 3, Jürgen Klinsmann (fb|GER, 1990–1998) and Ronaldo (fb|BRA, 1998–2006).; Most tournaments with at least four goals: 2, Helmut Rahn (fb|FRG, 1954–1958), Gerd Müller (fb|FRG, 1970–1974), Vavá (fb|BRA, 1958–1962), Pelé (fb|BRA, 1958, 1970), Teófilo Cubillas (fb|PER, 1970, 1978), Gary Lineker (fb|ENG, 1986–1990), Gabriel Batistuta (fb|ARG, 1994–1998), Ronaldo (fb|BRA, 1998–2002), Christian Vieri (fb|ITA, 1998–2002), and Miroslav Klose (fb|GER, 2002–2006).; Most tournaments with at least five goals: 2, Teófilo Cubillas (fb|PER 1970, 1978) and Miroslav Klose (fb|GER, 2002–2006).; Longest period between a player's first and last goals: 12 years, Pelé (fb|BRA, 1958–1970), Uwe Seeler (fb|FRG, 1958–1970), Diego Maradona (fb|ARG, 1982–1994), Michael Laudrup (fb|DEN, 1986–1998), Henrik Larsson (fb|SWE, 1994–2006), and Sami Al-Jaber (fb|KSA, 1994–2006).; Youngest goalscorer: 17 years and 239 days, Pelé (fb|BRA, vs Wales, 1958).; Youngest hat-trick scorer: 17 years and 244 days, Pelé (fb|BRA, vs France, 1958).; Youngest goalscorer, final: 17 years and 249 days, Pelé (fb|BRA, vs Sweden, 1958).; Oldest goalscorer: 42 years and 39 days, Roger Milla (fb|CMR, vs Russia, 1994).; Oldest hat-trick scorer: 33 years and 159 days, Tore Keller (fb|SWE, vs Cuba, 1938). [Some sources such as RSSSF indicated that it was Harry Andersson but not Tore Keller who scored a hat-trick in that match. [ (link)] ] ; Oldest goalscorer, final: 35 years, 263 days, Nils Liedholm (fb|SWE, vs Brazil, 1958).; Most penalties scored (excluding during shootouts): 4, Eusébio (fb|POR, 4 in 1966), Rob Rensenbrink (fb|NED, 4 in 1978) - both records for one tournament - and Gabriel Batistuta (fb|ARG, 2 each in 1994 and 1998).; Fastest goal from kickoff: 11 seconds, Hakan Şükür (TUR, vs Korea Republic, June 29 2002, 2002).: "For a detailed list of the fastest goals from kickoff, see below"; Fastest goal by a substitute: 16 seconds, Ebbe Sand (DEN, vs Nigeria, June 28 1998, 1998).; Fastest goal in a final: 90 seconds, Johan Neeskens (NED, vs West Germany, July 7 1974, 1974).; Fastest goal in a qualifying match: 8 seconds, Davide Gualtieri (fb|SMR, vs England, November 17, 1993, 1994 UEFA Group 2).; Latest goal from kickoff: 121st minute, Alessandro Del Piero (fb|ITA vs Germany, July 4 2006, 2006).; Latest goal from kickoff in a final:120th minute, Geoff Hurst (fb|ENG) vs West Germany 1966 (see "they think it's all over").

List of overall top goalscorers

;15 goals
*flagicon|Brazil Ronaldo

;14 goals
*flagicon|Germany Gerd Müller

;13 goals
*flagicon|France Just Fontaine

;12 goals
*flagicon|Brazil Pelé

;11 goals
*flagicon|Germany Jürgen Klinsmann
*flagicon|Hungary Sándor Kocsis

;10 goals
*flagicon|Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
*flagicon|England Gary Lineker
*flagicon|Germany Miroslav Klose
*flagicon|Germany Helmut Rahn
*flagicon|Peru Teófilo Cubillas
*flagicon|Poland Grzegorz Lato

;9 goals
*flagicon|Brazil Ademir [There was a controversy regarding the number of goals scored by the Ademir in 1950 because of incomplete data from the final group round game against Spain, that ended in a 6-1 victory for Brazil. The first goal had been credited to Spanish defender Parra as an own goal, and the fifth Brazilian goal was credited to Jair. However, recently FIFA credited Ademir with both these goals, thus making him the 1950 World Cup top scorer, with nine goals.]
*flagicon|Brazil Jairzinho
*flagicon|Brazil Vavá
*flagicon|Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
*flagicon|Germany Uwe Seeler
*flagicon|Italy Roberto Baggio
*flagicon|Italy Paolo Rossi
*flagicon|Italy Christian Vieri
*flagicon|Portugal Eusébio

;8 goals
*flagicon|Argentina Diego Maradona
*flagicon|Argentina Guillermo Stábile
*flagicon|Brazil Leônidas [FIFA initially credited Leônidas with eight goals in 1938. However, FIFA changed it to seven goals in November 2006, meaning he scored a total of eight goals overall (he scored one goal in 1938). In some sources. Leônidas was credited with nine goals in the 1938 tournament, mis-crediting one Brazilian goal in the first-round match against Poland.]
*flagicon|Brazil Rivaldo
*flagicon|Germany Rudi Völler
*flagicon|Uruguay Oscar Míguez

;7 goals
*flagicon|Brazil Careca
*flagicon|Czechoslovakia Oldřich Nejedlý [FIFA initially credited Nejedlý with only four goals in 1934. However, FIFA changed it to five goals in November 2006, meaning he scored a total of seven goals overall (he scored two goals in 1938). [] ]
*flagicon|Germany Hans Schäfer
*flagicon|Hungary Lajos Tichy
*flagicon|Netherlands Johnny Rep
*flagicon|Poland Andrzej Szarmach

;6 goals
*flagicon|Argentina Mario Kempes
*flagicon|Austria Erich Probst
*flagicon|Brazil Bebeto
*flagicon|Brazil Rivelino
*flagicon|Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
*flagicon|Croatia Davor Šuker
*flagicon|France Thierry Henry
*flagicon|Germany Helmut Haller
*flagicon|Germany Lothar Matthäus
*flagicon|Germany Max Morlock
*flagicon|Hungary György Sárosi
*flagicon|Hungary Gyula Zsengellér
*flagicon|Italy Salvatore Schillaci
*flagicon|Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
*flagicon|Netherlands Rob Rensenbrink
*flagicon|Poland Zbigniew Boniek
*flagicon|Russia Oleg Salenko
*flagicon|Switzerland Josef Hügi

;5 goals
*flagicon|Austria Hans Krankl
*flagicon|Belgium Marc Wilmots
*flagicon|Brazil Garrincha
*flagicon|Brazil Romário
*flagicon|Brazil Zico
*flagicon|Cameroon Roger Milla
*flagicon|Czech Republic Tomáš Skuhravý
*flagicon|England Geoff Hurst
*flagicon|France Michel Platini
*flagicon|France Zinédine Zidane
*flagicon|Italy Alessandro Altobelli
*flagicon|Italy Silvio Piola
*flagicon|Germany Franz Beckenbauer
*flagicon|Netherlands Johan Neeskens
*flagicon|Northern Ireland Peter McParland
*flagicon|Spain Estanislao Basora
*flagicon|Spain Emilio Butragueño
*flagicon|Spain Fernando Hierro
*Flagicon|Spain Fernando Morientes
*flagicon|Spain Raúl
*flagicon|Sweden Kennet Andersson
*flagicon|Sweden Henrik Larsson
*flagicon|Uruguay Pedro Cea
*flagicon|Uruguay Juan Alberto Schiaffino

Fastest goals


; Biggest margin of victory: 9, fb|HUN (9) vs fb|KOR (0), 1954; fb|YUG (9) vs fb|ZAI (0), 1974; fb|HUN (10) vs fb|SLV (1), 1982.; Biggest margin of victory, qualifying match: 31, fb|AUS (31) vs fb|ASA (0), April 11 2001, 2002 OFC Group 1.; Most goals scored in one match, one team: 10, fb|HUN, vs El Salvador, 1982.; Most goals scored in one match, both teams: 12, fb|AUT (7) vs fb|SUI (5), 1954.; Highest scoring draw: 4-4, fb|ENG vs fb|BEL (AET), 1954, and fb|URS vs fb|COL, 1962.; Largest deficit overcome in a win: 3 goals, fb|AUT, 1954 (coming from 0-3 down to win 7-5 vs fb|SUI) and fb|POR, 1966 (coming from 0-3 down to win 5-3 vs fb|PRK).; Most goals scored in extra time, both teams: 5, fb|ITA (3) vs fb|FRG (2), 1970.; Most goals scored in a final, one team: 5, fb|BRA, 1958.; Most goals scored in a final, both teams: 7, fb|BRA (5) vs. fb|SWE (2), 1958.; Fewest goals scored in a final, both teams: 0, fb|BRA (0) vs. fb|ITA (0), 1994.; Most individual goalscorers for one team, one match: 7, fb|YUG, vs fb|ZAI, 1974 (Dušan Bajević, Dragan Džajić, Ivica Šurjak, Josip Katalinski, Vladislav Bogićević, Branko Oblak, Ilija Petković).; Most individual goalscorers for one team, one tournament: 10, fb|FRA, 1982 (Gérard Soler, Bernard Genghini, Michel Platini, Didier Six, Maxime Bossis, Alain Giresse, Dominique Rocheteau, Marius Trésor, René Girard, Alain Couriol) and fb|ITA, 2006 (Alessandro Del Piero, Alberto Gilardino, Fabio Grosso, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Filippo Inzaghi, Marco Materazzi, Andrea Pirlo, Luca Toni, Francesco Totti, Gianluca Zambrotta).;Largest goal difference improvement in consecutive matches [Matches within one tournament. Otherwise, fb|HUN had a +11 swing between 2-4 v fb|ITA|old in 1938 and 9-0 v fb|KOR in 1954; and again between 1-3 v fb|FRA in 1978 and 10-1 v fb|SLV in 1982; and likewise fb|GER between 0-3 v fb|CRO in 1998 and 8-0 v fb|KSA in 2002.] : +10: fb|TUR (1954) — lost 1-4 to fb|FRG, then won 7-0 over fb|KOR; and fb|FRG (1954) — lost 3-8 to fb|HUN|1949, then won 7-2 over fb|TUR.;Largest goal difference disimprovement in consecutive matches: -12: fb|SWE (1938) — won 8-0 over fb|CUB, then lost 1-5 to fb|HUN|1940 ; fb|TUR (1954) — won 7-0 over fb|KOR, then lost 2-7 to fb|FRG; fb|HUN|1957 (1982) — won 10-1 over fb|SLV, then lost 1-4 to fb|ARG.


; Most goals scored in a tournament: 171 goals, 1998.; Fewest goals scored in a tournament: 70 goals 1930 and 1934. ; Most goals per match in a tournament: 5.38 goals per match, 1954.; Fewest goals per match in a tournament: 2.21 goals per match, 1990.; Most own goals in a tournament: 4 goals, 1954, 1998 & 2006.

Own goals

; Most own goals in a match: 2, fb|USA vs fb|POR, 2002 (Jorge Costa of Portugal and Jeff Agoos of USA).; Scoring for both teams in the same match: Ernie Brandts (fb|NED, vs Italy, 1978 - own goal in the 18th minute, goal in the 50th minute).


; Most clean sheets (matches without conceding): 10, Peter Shilton (fb|ENG, 1982–1990) and Fabien Barthez (fb|FRA, 1998–2006); Most consecutive minutes without conceding: 517 mins, Walter Zenga (fb|ITA, 1990); Most goals conceded: 25, Antonio Carbajal (fb|MEX) and Mohamed Al-Deayea (fb|KSA); Most goals conceded, one tournament: 16, Hong Duk-Yung (fb|KOR), 1954; Most goals conceded, one match: 10, Luis Guevara Mora (fb|SLV), 1982 (vs fb|HUN); Fewest goals conceded, one tournament, champions: 2, Fabien Barthez (fb|FRA), 1998 and Gianluigi Buffon (fb|ITA, 2006); Fewest goals conceded, one tournament: 0, Pascal Zuberbühler (fb|SUI), 2006 [Zuberbühler kept goal throughout "every minute" of Switzerland's 4 matches. Other keepers have kept clean sheets only playing part of their team's matches: Velloso (Brazil, 1930, 1 match of 2); Pedro Benítez (Paraguay, 1930, 1 of 2); József Háda (Hungary, 1938, 1 of 4); Giuseppe Moro (Italy, 1950, 1 of 2); István Ilku (Hungary, 1958, 1 of 4); Lorenzo Buffon (Italy, 1962, 2 of 3); Rogelio Domínguez (Argentina, 1962, 1 of 3); Adán Godoy (Chile, 1962, 1 of 6); Antonio Carbajal (Mexico, 1966, 1 of 3); Horst Wolter (West Germany, 1970, 1 of 6); József Szendrei (Hungary, 1986, 1 of 3); Viktor Chanov (USSR, 1986, 1 of 4); Manuel Bento (Portugal, 1986, 1 of 3); Plamen Nikolov (Bulgaria, 1994, 45 mins of 7); Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria, 2002, 1 of 3); Rami Shaaban (Sweden, 2006, 1 of 4); Santiago Cañizares (Spain, 2006, 1 of 4); ] ; Most penalties saved, one tournament (excluding during shootouts): 2, Jan Tomaszewski (fb|POL), 1974 and Brad Friedel (fb|USA), 2002


; Most matches coached: 25, Helmut Schön (fb|FRG, 1966–1978).; Most matches won: 16, Helmut Schön (fb|FRG, 1966–1978).; Most championships: 2, Vittorio Pozzo (fb|ITA|old, 1934–1938).; Most tournaments: 5, Bora Milutinović (1986–2002) and Carlos Alberto Parreira (1982, 1990–1998, 2006).; Most nations coached: 5, Bora Milutinović (fb|MEX, 1986; fb|CRC, 1990; fb|USA, 1994; fb|NGA, 1998; fb|CHN, 2002).; Most consecutive wins: 11, Luiz Felipe Scolari (fb|BRA, 2002, 7 wins; fb|POR, 2006, 4 wins - Portugal "won" its next match, the quarterfinal against England, by penalty kicks, which technically counts as a draw).; Most consecutive matches without a loss: 12, Luiz Felipe Scolari (fb|BRA, 2002, 7 matches; fb|POR, 2006, 5 matches).; Youngest coach: 27 years and 267 days, Juan José Tramutola (fb|ARG, 1930); Oldest coach: 70 years and 131 days, Cesare Maldini (fb|PAR, 2002); Quickest substitution made: 4th minute, Cesare Maldini, Giuseppe Bergomi for Alessandro Nesta (fb|ITA, vs Austria, 1998); Sven-Göran Eriksson, Peter Crouch for Michael Owen (fb|ENG, vs Sweden, 2006).; Most championship wins as player and head coach: 3, Mário Zagallo, fb|BRA (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 as coach) [Zagallo was also an assistant coach when Brazil won in 1994.] ; Most final appearances as player and head coach: 4, Mário Zagallo, fb|BRA (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 & 1998 as coach); Franz Beckenbauer, fb|FRG (1966 & 1974 as player, 1986 & 1990 as coach); Won torunaments as both player and head coach: Mário Zagallo, fb|BRA (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 as coach); Franz Beckenbauer, fb|FRG (1974 as player, 1990 as coach)


; Most tournaments: 3, Jean Langenus (flagicon|BELBelgium, 1930–1938), Ivan Eklind (flagicon|SWESweden, 1934–1950), Benjamin Griffiths (flagicon|WALWales, 1950–1958), Arthur Ellis (flagicon|ENGEngland, 1950–1958), Juan Gardeazábal (flagicon|ESPSpain, 1958–1966), Jamal Al Sharif (flagicon|SYRSyria, 1986–1994), Joël Quiniou (flagicon|FRAFrance, 1986–1994), Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (flagicon|UAEUAE, 1994–2002); Most matches refeered, overall: 8, Joël Quiniou (flagicon|FRAFrance), 1986–1994; Most matches refeered, one tournament: 6, Benito Archundia (flagicon|MEXMexico), 2006, and Horacio Elizondo (flagicon|ARGArgentina), 2006; Youngest referee: 24 years and 193 days, Juan Gardeazábal (flagicon|ESPSpain, 1958); Oldest referee: 56 years and 236 days, George Reader (flagicon|ENGEngland, 1950)


Note: There are no official records for cautions issued in tournaments before the introduction of yellow cards in 1970. [cite web | url = | title = England's World Cup Final Tournament Player Disciplinary Records | quote = records of player discipline prior to the advent of yellow and red cards may not be complete. | author = Chris Goodwin & Peter Young | accessdate = 2006-11-03]

; Fastest caution: first minute, Giampiero Marini (fb|ITA), vs fb|POL, 1982; Sergei Gorlukovich (fb|RUS), vs fb|SWE, 1994.; Fastest sending off: 56 seconds, José Batista (fb|URU), vs fb|SCO, 1986.; Latest caution: during penalty shootout: Edinho (fb|BRA) v fb|FRA 1986; Carlos Roa (fb|ARG), vs fb|ENG, 1998.; Latest sending off: 121 minutes Leandro Cufre (fb|ARG), vs fb|GER, 2006.; Sent off from the bench: Claudio Caniggia (fb|ARG), vs fb|SWE, 2002.;Most cards (all-time, player): 6, Zinedine Zidane (fb|FRA, 1998–2006) and Cafu (fb|BRA, 1994–2006).;Most cautions (all-time, player): 6, Cafu (fb|BRA, 1994–2006).;Most sendings off (all-time, player): 2, Rigobert Song (fb|CMR, 1994 and 1998) and Zinedine Zidane (fb|FRA, 1998 and 2006).; Most sendings off (tournament): 28 (in 64 games), 2006.; Most sendings off (all-time, team): 10, fb|ARG (in 64 games); Most sendings off (match, both teams): 4 (2 each) in fb|POR vs fb|NED , 2006. (referee: Valentin Ivanov); Most sendings off (final match): 2, 1990: both fb|ARG (v fb|FRG): Pedro Monzón & Gustavo Dezotti ; Most cautions (tournament): 345 in 64 matches, 2006.; Most cautions (all-time, team): 88, fb|ARG (in 64 games); Most cautions (match, one team): 9, fb|POR, vs Netherlands, 2006; Most cautions (match, both teams): 16 - fb|POR vs fb|NED, 2006; [ [ 2006 Portugal - Netherlands match report] ] and fb|CMR v fb|GER, June 11 2002 [ [ 2002 Cameroon - Germany FIFA match report] ] ; Most cautions (match, player): 3 (61', 90', 93') Josip Šimunić (fb|CRO), vs fb|AUS, 2006 (referee: Graham Poll) [Šimunić was given three yellow cards in the match: the referee failed to send him off the pitch after the second yellow, and was only red carded after the third yellow. The original FIFA match report listed all three cautions, however was revised shortly after, with the second caution (90') not being recorded; it is unknown whether this was for consistency in the reports, or whether the caution was retrospectively overturned.] ; Most suspensions (tournament, player): 2, André Kana-Biyik (fb|CMR 1990) [Biyik missed the team's second game after receiving a red card in the first; and then missed their fifth game after yellow cards in the third and fourth. Others, including Zinedine Zidane in 2006, have earned a second suspension in their team's final match of the tournament, not servable during the tournament.] ; Longest suspension (player, doping): 15 months, Diego Maradona (fb|ARG vs fb|NGA, 1994) [cite book |title=Motivation and Emotion in Sport: reversal theory |date=1997 |id=ISBN 0863775004 |publisher=Psychology Press |first=John H. |last=Kerr |pages=2] ; Longest suspension (player, misconduct): 8 matches, Mauro Tassotti (fb|ITA vs fb|ESP, 1994) for elbowing Luis Enrique.


; Highest match attendance in a World Cup final tournament: 199,854, Uruguay vs Brazil, 16 July 1950, Maracanã Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, World Cup 1950.; Lowest match attendance in a World Cup tournament: 3000, Romania vs Peru, 14 July 1930, Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay, World Cup 1930.; Highest match attendance in a World Cup qualifying match: 162,764, Brazil vs Colombia, 9 March 1977, Maracanã Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 1978 CONMEBOL Group 1.; Lowest match attendance in a World Cup qualifying match: 0, Costa Rica vs Panama, 26 March 2005, Saprissa Stadium, San Juan de Tibás, Costa Rica, 2006 CONCACAF Final Group. [cite web |url= | author=Reuters | publisher="ESPN Soccernet"| title=Costa Rica fans banned after violence | accessdate=2007-02-13] [It has not been verified whether this is a unique occurrence, or if other World Cup qualification matches throughout history have had an attendance of 0.] ; Highest average of attendance per match: 68,991, 1994.; Lowest average of attendance per match: 23,235, 1934.

Penalty shootouts

; Most shootouts, team, all-time: 4, fb|ARG, fb|FRA, fb|GER and fb|ITA; Most shootouts, team, tournament: 2, fb|ARG 1990 and fb|ESP 2002; Most shootouts, all teams, tournament: 4, 1990, 2006; Most wins, team, all-time: 4, fb|GER; Most wins, team, tournament: 2, fb|ARG 1990; Most losses, team, all-time: 3, fb|ITA and fb|ENG; Most shootouts, kicker, all-time & Most losses, kicker, all-time: 3, Roberto Baggio, fb|ITA (1990 semi-final, 1994 final, 1998 quarter final); Most goals, shootout, one team: 5, (shared by 5 teams); Most goals, shootout, both teams: 9, (in 4 matches); Most kicks taken, shootout, both teams: 12, fb|FRG vs fb|FRA 1982 and fb|SWE vs fb|ROU 1994; Fewest goals, shootout, one team: 0, fb|SUI 2006 vs fb|UKR; Most saves, all-time: 4, Sergio Goycochea fb|ARG and Harald Schumacher fb|GER ; Most saves, tournament: 4, Sergio Goycochea fb|ARG, 1990.; Most saves, shootout: 3, Ricardo fb|POR, vs fb|ENG, 2006.

Top scoring teams by tournament

Note, totals do not include penalty shoot-outs. Teams in bold also won the tournament. Fewer than half of all World Cups have been won by the top-scoring team.

*1930 - fb|ARG (18)
*1934 - fb|ITA (12)
*1938 - fb|HUN (15)
*1950 - fb|BRA (22)
*1954 - fb|HUN (27) Highest in World Cup history.
*1958 - fb|FRA (23)
*1962 - fb|BRA (14)
*1966 - fb|POR (17)
*1970 - fb|BRA (19)
*1974 - fb|POL (16)
*1978 - fb|ARG, fb|NED (15)
*1982 - fb|FRA (16)
*1986 - fb|ARG (14)
*1990 - fb|FRG (15)
*1994 - fb|SWE (15)
*1998 - fb|FRA (15)
*2002 - fb|BRA (18)
*2006 - fb|GER (14)

References and footnotes

External links

* [ FIFA World Cup superlatives] - FIFA (PDF)
* [ Largest Margins of Victory] - FIFA (PDF)
* [ Largest Crowds] - FIFA (PDF)
* [ The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)]
* [ - records]

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