Football World Cup Records

Teams – Football World Cup Records:

  • Number of teams to win the Football World Cup: 8
  • Most World Cup titles: Brazil, 5
  • World Cup final appearances: Brazil, 7
  • Most wins overall: Brazil, 64
  • Most goals scored: Brazil, 202
  • Highest goal scoring average per match: Hungary, 2.72
  • Longest losing streak: El Salvador, 6 losses
  • Most semifinal appearances: Germany, 11
  • Most failures to advance beyond group stage: Scotland, 8
  • Biggest victory margin: Hungary/Yugoslavia/Hungary, 9 goals
  • Most goals scored by a team in a single match: Hungary, 10
  • Most goals scored in a match overall: 12, Switzerland (5) vs. Austria (7)
  • Most goals scored in extra time: 5, Germany (3) vs. Austria (2)
  • Most goals scored by a team in the final: 5, Brazil
  • Most appearances in a final without a win: 3, the Netherlands

Players – Football World Cup Records:

  • Most goals scored: Ronaldo (Brazil), 15
  • Most goals in a single tournament: Just Fontaine (France), 13
  • Most goals scored in a match: Oleg Salenko (Russia), 5 vs. Brazil
  • Fastest hat-trick: Laszlo Kiss, 8 minutes
  • Most tournament appearances: Lothar Matthaus (Germany)/Antonio Carbajal (Mexico), 5
  • Youngest player: Norman Whiteside (Northern Ireland), 17 years 42 days
  • Oldest player: Roger Milla (Cameroon), 42 years 39 days
  • Most championship wins: Pele (Brazil), 3
  • Player to win as both coach and player: Franz Beckenbauer (Germany) /Mario Zargalo (Brazil)
  • Most clean-sheets: Peter Shilton (England)/Fabien Barthez (France) – 10
  • Fewest goals conceded by a goalkeeper in a tournament: fabien Barthez/Gianluigi Buffon, 2
  • Most cards: Zinadine Zidane (France)/Cafu (Brazil), 6
  • Miscellaneous Football World Cup Records
  • Youngest coach: Juan Jose Tramutola (Argentina), 27 years 267 days
  • Most matches refereed: Joel Quiniou (France), 8
  • Most own goals scored by a team in a single match: United States, 2
  • Most goals scored in a tournament: 171, 1998 FIFA World Cup
  • Biggest attendance at a World Cup match: 199,854, Brazil vs. Uruguay in Rio De Janeiro (1950)
  • Highest average match attendance: 68,991, 1994 Football World Cup in the United States
  • Longest suspension for a foul: 8 games, Mauro Tassoitti (Italy)
  • Most red cards at a tournament: 28, 2006 Football World Cup
  • Fastest red card: 1 minute, Jose Batista (Uruguay)
  • Coach to manage most nations at the World Cup: Bora Milutinović, 5
  • Most individual goal scorers in a single match: Yugoslavia, 7 vs. Zaire
  • Fastest goal: 37 seconds, Bernard Lacombe (France)
  • Most matches played as captain: Diego Maradona, 16

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