FIFA World Cup Records Held By Players

FIFA World Cup Records Held By Players
FIFA World Cup Records Held By Players

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

Which nation will lift the 2022 FIFA World Cup trophy? Records are made to get broken although there are many records that look impossible to surpass. But this World Cup will bring a feeling of sensation to every sports fan as it was seen in 2020 UEFA Euro.

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

Part – 1 FIFA World Cup Records

  • Most goals scored in finals – 16 (Miroslav Klose)
  • Most goals scored in qualifying rounds – 39 (Carlos Ruiz)
  • Most goals scored in a single tournament – 13 (Just Fontaine)
  • Most goals scored in a match – 5 (Oleg Salenko)
  • Most goals scored in a lost match – 4 (Ernst Wiliowski)
  • Most goals scored in a qualifying match – 13 (Archie Thompson)
  • Most goals scored in a final match – 3 (Geoff Hurst)
  • Most goals scored in all final matches – 3 (Vava)
  • Most goals scored in multiple final matches – Vava, Pele, Paul Breitner, Zinedine Zidane
  • Most matches with at least one goal – 11 (Ronaldo Nazario)
  • Most consecutive matches with at least one goal – 6 (Just Fontaine)
  • Most matches with at least two goals – 4 (Sandor Kocsis)
  • Most consecutive matches with at least two goals – 4 (Sandor Kocsis)
  • Most hat-tricks – 2 (Sandor Kocsis)

Miroslav Klose has scored most goals in the finals of the World Cup, having scored 16 times as a record. Not many people know about Oleg Salenko but he is the one holding the record for most goals scored in a match.

Ronaldo Nazario is the highest goalscorer in this list and inarguably one of the best strikers in football history. The Brazilian holds the record for most matches played with at least one goal scored in each of them.

Part -2 FIFA World Cup Records

  • Most consecutive hat-tricks – 2, Sándor Kocsis
  • Most goals scored by a substitute in a match – 3, László Kiss
  • Most tournaments with at least one goal – 4 (Pelé, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose, Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most tournaments with at least two goals – 4, Uwe Seeler
  • Most tournaments with at least three goals – 3, Jürgen Klinsmann
  • Most tournaments with at least four goals – 3, Miroslav Klose
  • Most tournaments with at least five goals – 2 (Teófilo Cubillas, Miroslav Klose and Thomas Müller)
  • Most qualification tournaments with at least one goal – 5 (Rafael Márquez and Carlos Ruiz)
  • Most penalties scored – 4 (Eusébio, Rob Rensenbrink, and Gabriel Batistuta)
  • Most penalties missed – 2, Asamoah Gyan
  • Most assists provided in all finals – 10, Pele
  • Most assists provided in a tournament – 6, Pele
  • Most tournaments with at least one assist – 4, Lionel Messi
  • Most consecutive tournaments with at least one assist – 4, Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi holds the record for most assist in football history. He is the one who has played most tournaments with at least one assist provided in each of them.

But Messi is not the only player with a record based on assists. Pele provided 6 assists in a 1970 FIFA World Cup and those number haven’t been broken by anyone till yet.