FIFA World Cup 2022: 5 Amazing Records

The FIFA World Cup, the most watched sporting event in the world, is held every four years and every time some new records are set and old are broken that serve as benchmark for future generations players. It is the greatest and most significant soccer competition. Pele, Maradona, Zidane, and Ronaldo Nazario are the greatest and well renowned for their role in the world cup victory.

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5 Amazing Facts

Most Successful Nations in the World Cup

There are 21 world cups have taken place from 1930 to 2018 and total of 9 nations have won the tournament. This list includes a column for each country’s name, how many times it has won the world cup, advanced to the finals, and participated in the competition.

Country No. of TitlesNo. of FinalsNo. of Participation
Brazil5721
Germany4819
Italy4618
Argentina2517
France2315
Uruguay2213
England1115
Spain1115
Netherlands0310
Hungary029
Czechoslovakia028
Sweden0112
Croatia015
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Brazil is the only nation that has participated in all the world cup tournaments and won maximum 5 times. Germany is the runner ups for the maximum 8 times.


Most goals scored by teams in the FIFA world cup from 1930 to 2018

The first world cup was held in 1930 since then it is occurring every four years except on two occasions (1942 and 1946) due world war II. Last time, it was held in 2018. There are 9 nations in total who won this tournament. The teams who had scored highest number of goals in the tournament from 1930 to 2018 are:

CountryNo. of Goals
Brazil229
Germany226
Argentina137
Italy128
France120
Spain99
England91
Hungary87
Uruguay87
Netherlands86

There should be no doubt that, why Brazil and Germany are in the top positions. These two teams are the most successful teams in the world with most appearances in the finals of World Cup.


Players with most World Cup appearances

This list consists of players who played most world cup matches in the history of the tournament.

PlayersCountryNo. of Games
Lothar MatthausGermany25
Miroslav KloseGermany24
Palolo MaldiniItaly23
Uwe SeelerGermany21
Wladyslaw ZmudaPoland21
Diego MaradonaArgentina21
CafuBrazil20
Bastian SchweinsteigerGermany20
Philipp LahmGermany20
Grzegorz LatoPoland20

This time, Messi with 19 matches can reach at the top of the list if Argentina makes it to the world cup final and he plays all 3 group games and 4 knockout matches in the 2022 tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo with 17 matches can also enter the list if he plays all the group matches.


Top Goalscorers in a single World Cup

These are the players who scored maximum goals in a world cup tournament

Just Fontaine13France1958
Sándor Kocsis11Hungary1954
Gerd Müller10West Germany1970
Eusébio9Portugal1966
Guillermo Stábile8Argentina1930
Ademir8Brazil1950
Ronaldo8Brazil2002
Leônidas7Brazil1938
Jairzinho7Brazil1958
Grzegorz Lato7Poland1974

The performances of Ronaldo in 2002 with 8 goals and Jairzinho in 1958 with 7 goals proved vital because Brazil won the world cup on both occasions.


Clubs with most players participating in the World Cup 2022

This list consists of clubs from which maximum number of players participating in the world cup 2022. Without a doubt, the majority of players come from top clubs of different soccer leagues.

ClubNo. of Players
Manchester City17
Bayern Munich17
Barcelona17
Al Sadd (Qatar)15
Real Madrid 14
Manchester United14
Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)12
Chelsea11
Juventus11
Borussia Dortmund11
Ajax11
Atletico Madrid11

Youngest Squad at the World Cup 2022

This time many teams are relying on their players. The most youngest team in the world cup is Ghana. USA is also relied on their young guns and their team second youngest in the tournament with average age of 25. The five most youngest teams in the FIFA World Cup 2022 are:

CountryAverage Age
Ghana24.7
USA25
Spain25.3
Ecuador25.5
Morocco25.9

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FAQ

Who played most world cup matches?

Lothar Matthaus played 25 matches for Germany in 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998 world cups.

Who has scored highest no. of goals in world cup?

Miroslav Klose with 16 goals in 24 matches across 4 world cups (2002,2006,2010,2014).

Who has the most FIFA World Cup wins?

Brazil won the world cup on 5 occasions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002).

Who had scored first goal in 1930 world cup?

The first goal scored by French player Lucien Laurent at the Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1930.

Who scored maximum goals in a single world cup tournament?

Just Fontaine of France scored 13 goals in 1958 world cup.

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