5 incredible FIFA World Cup records

5 incredible FIFA World Cup records

The FIFA World Cup is perhaps the biggest sporting spectacle in the World and since its inception, a lot of records have been made and broken.

We take a look at some of the incredible records at the FIFA World Cup.

1. The youngest player to score at the FIFA World Cup

5 incredible FIFA World Cup records

Pele is the youngest player to score at the World Cup. Source: BBC

In 1958, a teenage sensation burst unto the scene of South American giants Brazil, his name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento popularly known as Pele. He scored at the World Cup and became till date the youngest player to score at a FIFA World Cup. He was 17 years and 239 days old when he scored the goal.

2. The oldest player to score at the FIFA World Cup

5 incredible FIFA World Cup records

Roger Milla is the oldest player to score a World Cup goal. Source: SoccerWorld

42-year-old legend Roger Milla became the oldest footballer ever to score at the FIFA World Cup in USA 94 in Cameroon's game against Russia. He was 42 years and 39 days old when he scored the goal.

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3. The fastest goal at the World Cup

5 incredible FIFA World Cup records

Hakan Sukur scored the fastest goal in World Cup history. Source: Bild

The fastest goal at the FIFA World Cup was scored in Korea Japan 2002, the goal was scored by Turkey's Hakan Sukur after 10.89 seconds against World Cup host South Korea in the third place playoff fourteen years ago.

4. The World Cup with the most red cards

5 incredible FIFA World Cup records

Zinadine Zidan got sent off at the 2006 FIFA World Cup final against France. Source: ESPN

Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup and it went down as the most physically contested World Cup ever. The World Cup saw 28 red cards issued and the highlight of the red cards was Zinedine ZIdane's when he headbutted Italian defender Materzazzi in the final.

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5. All time highest goals scorer at the World Cup

5 incredible FIFA World Cup records

Klose is the World Cup all time highest goalscorer. Source: Soccer net

Miroslav Klose is the FIFA World cup most prolific striker ever, he broke Ronaldo's all time World Cup goals scorer in the 2014 FIFA World Cup when he scored against host Brazil in the semi final. He has a total of 16 goals at the World Cup.

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