World Cup Trivia

Here's some World Cup trivia provided courtesy of Goldman Sachs.

Only player to have played in final for two different countries

Luis Monti, who played for Argentina in the 1930 Final and for Italy in the 1934 Final.

Most goals by a player in a final

Three goals, by Geoff Hurst of England on July 30, 1966.

Only player to have won three World Cups

Pele of Brazil, in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Only brothers playing in a champion team

Fritz & Otmar Walter of West Germany in 1954, and Jack & Bobby Charlton of England in 1966.

Only player to have scored for both teams in a match

Netherlands' Ernie Brandts, who scored an own goal for Italy and later a goal for his country in their 2:1 win on June 21, 1978.

Oldest player to score in finals

Cameroon's Roger Milla, who was 42 years and 39 days old when he scored in a First Round match against Russia on June 28, 1994.

Youngest player to score in finals

Pele, who was 17 years and 239 days old when he scored for Brazil against Wales in quarter-finals on June 19, 1958.

Most appearances in World Cup final by a country

Seven finals, by Germany and by Brazil.

First final decided on penalty shoot-out

The 1994 Final in which Brazil beat Italy 3:2 in a penalty shoot-out after a 0:0 tie.

Only finals with no final

The 1950 finals, when there was only a final pool without a knock-out Final.

Lowest attendance for a match

300 spectators for the match between Romania & Peru in Montevideo on July 14, 1930.

Highest attendance for a match

199,850 spectators for the 'final' match between Brazil & Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro on July 16, 1950.

Most matches won by a country

64 matches, by Brazil.

Most matches lost by a country

22 matches, by Mexico.

Most matches played as captain

16 matches, by Argentina's Diego Maradona.

Most matches played by a goalkeeper without conceding a goal

10 matches by Peter Shilton of England from 1982 to 1990.

Source - Goldman Sachs - The World Cup and Economics 2010

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