FIFA World Cup Records Held By Goalkeepers

FIFA World Cup Records Held By Goalkeepers
FIFA World Cup Records Held By Goalkeepers

Here are the records of FIFA World Cup you need to know

Which nation will lift the 2022 FIFA World Cup trophy? The tournament is set to start in November this year and will see a lot of exciting matches just like Euro 2020.

There are a lots of records held by goalkeepers in World Cup history. Some records are held by the many least famous goalkeepers that you don’t even know about.

This article will tell you about the FIFA World Cup records.

FIFA World Cup Records

  • Most clean sheets – 10, Peter Shilton and Fabien Barthez
  • Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal in finals – 517 minutes, Walter Zenga
  • Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal in qualifiers – 921 minutes, Richard Wilson
  • Most goals conceded – 25 goals, Antonio Carbajal
  • Most goals conceded in a single tournament – 16 goals, Hong Duk-yung
  • Most goals conceded in a single match – 10 goals, Luis Guevara Mora
  • Fewest goals conceded in a single tournament – 2, Fabien Barthez, Gianluigi Buffon and Iker Casillas
  • Fewest goals conceded in penalty shoot-outs in a single match – 0 goals, Pascal Zuberbühler
  • Most saves in a single match – 16, Tim Howard
  • Most penalties saved in one penalty shoot-out – 3, Ricardo and Danijel Subašić
  • Most penalties saved overall in penalty shoot-outs – 4, Harald Schumacher, Sergio Goycochea, and Danijel Subašic

Peter Shilton and Fabien Barthez share the record for most clean sheets in FIFA World Cup history. After his retirement, Fabien decided to be a racing driver but changed his job in 2020 and currently works as the club’s goalkeeping coach. 

United States played against Belgium in 2014 FIFA World Cup. The match was so one sided that USA’s goalkeeper Tim Howard had to make 16 saves and created a record to his name for that.

Fabien Barthez, Gianluigi Buffon and Iker Casillas are the only ones to concede only two goals in a single tournament. They hold the record for fewest goals conceded in a single tournament.

43-year-old Gigi Buffon is still in action as he has no intentions to retire yet. He has already told Italy that he would like to play for them for another World Cup title.