(Last Updated On: July 2, 2017)
Top 10 Greatest Soccer World Records
As we know that the FIFA world cup is the biggest event in international football. At this time the champion of the football team title is holding by Spain team, and the next world cup will be held in 2014 and in Brazil. Now I am going to mention Top 10 Greatest Soccer World Records in this event from the book of World Cup records:
Brazil is the only team which managed it to win five times and becomes the champion of the football, they won it in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.They reached at this stage with the help of some great talented players it had in the different time of eras like Pele, Ronaldo, and Romario. Now Brazil is the host for this event in 2014.
Mostly Appeared In Final
You will be surprised to know that this record is also held by the Brazil, they have the title of most wins and also the title of mostly played in the final. Top 10 Greatest Soccer World Records, They played in final for 7 times and the opponent is Germany (former West Germany). After Brazil, Italy is holding the third position with six appearances in the final and Argentina is in fourth place, they played final four times.
Goals Scored In Following Matches
This record is also holding by two teams as we mentioned above, both teams are in the top position of scoring highest goals in consecutive matches. Brazil and Germany holding this record, they scored highest in the world cup matches. Both teams have scored in 18 consecutive matches. Brazil in 1930 – 1958 and Germany are in 1934 – 1958 and 1986 and 1998.
Highest Goals In A Single Tournament
The highest number of goals scored by a team in a single tournament is Hungary they scored 27 goals in 1954 World Cup tournament. On the second position is West Germany they scored 25 goals in the same tournament and France scored 23 goals in the world cup of 1958. Brazil scored 22 number of goals in the world cup of 1950 and 19 in the 1970 tournament.
All Time Highest Goal Scorers
Ronaldo is on the first position of scoring highest goals in World Cup. He played three world cup tournament in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He scored 15 goals in these three tournaments and this score was not achieved by any other player in the history of this tournament.
Gerd Muller is very close to him, he scored 14 goals in just two world cup tournaments of 1970 and 1974. Miroslav Klose is equal to him with 14 goals and he played three tournaments of the world cup.
Highest Appearances By The Player
The record of most ever appearing in the World Cup is holding by Lothar Matthaus with 25 caps and he played for Germany. The greatest defender of all time is Paolo Maldini is closer to him with 23 caps and he played for Italy. On the third position, there are many players like; Uwe of West Germany, Wladyslaw Zmuda of Poland and Diego Maradona of Argentina all have 21 caps.
Most Red Cards
Top 10 Greatest Soccer World Records, Highest red cards handed out to the player were in the tournament of 2006 and it was held in Germany. In this tournament total of 28 red cards were shown to the players of different teams and in these cards was against the Zinedine Zidane in the final and the opponent was Italy.
On the second position, 22 numbers of red cards were shown and this tournament was played in France in 1998. The famous dismissal in this tournament was of David Beckham’s against Argentina.
Penalty Shoot Outs
Germany is holding this record they have the best record in penalty shoot-outs in this tournament and they mostly win it, their number of wins are four. Argentina is in the second position they have three wins and losing one this penalty shots. And the funny thing is that England is holding the record of most defeats in penalty shot outs.
Highest Goals In Qualifying Round
Australia is holding the record of scoring highest goals in the qualifying round. They scored 53 goals in the consecutive matches. They won against Tonga with the score of 22-0 on 9 April 2001 and they scored 31-0 against the American Samoa.Thompson scored 13 goals in this match. Winning this match was very easy for Australia, it was looking like that they were playing with small children.
Youngest And Oldest Players
The youngest player which played this tournament belonged to Togo and he was just 13 years old and 310 days. He played against Zambia on 6 May 2001. The oldest player which played this tournament is McDonald Taylor, he was 46 years old and he played for the Virgin Islands against St Kitts.
This list has Top 10 Greatest Soccer World Records ever, after a long research.