FIFA WORLD CUP RECORDS

TEAMS

Most titles won
Brazil (5)

Most World Cup appearances
Brazil (21) (Appeared in every tournament)

Most consecutive championships
2, Italy (1934–1938) and Brazil (1958–1962)

Longest gap between successive titles
44 years, Italy (1938–1982)

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion
3, Netherlands (1974, 1978, 2010)

PLAYERS

Most championships
Pele (03)

Most tournaments appearance
5, Antonio Carbajal (Mexico, 1950–1966), Lothar Matthäus (Germany, 1982–1998), Rafael Márquez (Mexico, 2002–2018)

Most matches played
25, Lothar Matthäus (Germany, 1982–1998)

Most minutes played
2,217 minutes, Paolo Maldini (Italy, 1990–2002)

Most matches won
17, Miroslav Klose (Germany, 2002–2014)

Most appearances in a World Cup final
3, Cafu (Brazil, 1994, 1998, 2002)

Most appearances as captain
17, Rafael Márquez (Mexico, 2002–2018)

Most tournaments as captain
5, Rafael Márquez (Mexico, 2002–2018)

Most appearances as substitute
11, Denílson (Brazil, 1998–2002)


Youngest player
17 years, 41 days, Norman Whiteside (Northern Ireland), vs Yugoslavia, 17 June 1982

Youngest player, final
17 years, 249 days, Pelé (Brazil), vs Sweden, 29 June 1958

Youngest captain
21 years, 109 days, Tony Meola (United States), vs Czechoslovakia, 10 June 1990

Oldest player
45 years, 161 days, Essam El-Hadary (Egypt), vs Saudi Arabia, 25 June 2018

Oldest player, final
40 years, 133 days, Dino Zoff (Italy), vs West Germany, 11 July 1982

Oldest captain
45 years, 161 days, Essam El-Hadary (Egypt), vs Saudi Arabia, 25 June 2018

Longest period between World Cup finals appearances as a player
15 years and 363 days, Faryd Mondragón (Colombia, 1998–2014)

Most goals scored, finals
16, Miroslav Klose (Germany, 2002–2014)

Most goals scored, single tournament
13, Just Fontaine (France, 1958)

Most goals scored in a match
5, Oleg Salenko (Russia), vs Cameroon

Most goals scored in a final match
3, Geoff Hurst (England), vs West Germany, 1966

Most hat-tricks
2, Sándor Kocsis (Hungary, 1954), Just Fontaine (France, 1958), Gerd Müller (West Germany, 1970) and Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina, 1994 & 1998)

First goalscorer
Lucien Laurent (France), vs Mexico, 13 July 1930

Youngest goalscorer
17 years, 239 days, Pelé (Brazil), vs Wales, 19 June 1958

Youngest hat-trick scorer
17 years, 244 days, Pelé (Brazil), vs France, 24 June 1958

Youngest goalscorer, final
17 years, 249 days, Pelé (Brazil), vs Sweden, 29 June 1958

Oldest goalscorer
42 years, 39 days, Roger Milla (Cameroon), vs Russia, 28 June 1994

Oldest hat-trick scorer
33 years, 130 days, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), vs Spain, 15 June 2018

Oldest goalscorer, final
35 years, 264 days, Nils Liedholm (Sweden), vs Brazil, 29 June 1958

Only player to score in his teens, his twenties and his thirties
Lionel Messi (Argentina) (2006, 2014, and 2018)

First substitute winning goalscorer, final
Came on 86th minute, Mario Götze (Germany), vs Argentina, 2014

Fastest goal from kick-off
11 seconds, Hakan Şükür (Turkey), vs South Korea, 2002

Most clean sheets
10, Peter Shilton (England, 1982–1990) and Fabien Barthez (France, 1998–2006)

Most matches coached
25, Helmut Schön (West Germany, 1966–1978)

Most tournaments won as coach
2, Vittorio Pozzo (Italy, 1934–1938)

Youngest coach
27 years, 267 days, Juan José Tramutola (Argentina, 1930)

Youngest coach, champions
31 years, 252 days, Alberto Suppici (Uruguay, 1930)

Oldest coach
71 years, 317 days, Otto Rehhagel (Greece, 2010)

Oldest coach, champions
59 years, 200 days, Vicente del Bosque (Spain, 2010)

Most championship wins as player and head coach
3, Mário Zagallo, Brazil (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 as coach)

Won tournaments as both player and head coach
Mário Zagallo, Brazil (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 as coach), Franz Beckenbauer, West Germany (1974 as player, 1990 as coach) and Didier Deschamps, France (1998 as player, 2018 as coach)

Most cards (all-time, player)
7, Javier Mascherano (Argentina, 2006–2018)

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