Football has been dominating the field of sports for a long time. Thus, it is no surprise that the history of football has witnessed iconic record matches globally. Remarkable athletes have left their marks in the world of football.
Betting sites 24 SA is a popular platform that proves the worldwide influence of football. In International men’s football, the most goals have scored been scored by Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal. However, this is one of the most well-known facts by football supporters. There has been a number of iconic records set by various teams and footballer in the history of football.
- Hungary 10-1 El Salvador; 11 goals at Spain in 1982
The first team to score 10 goals(by defeating El Salvador 10-1 in Elche at Spain in 1982) in a football World Cup tournament was Hungary. Though both teams were eliminated by Belgium and Argentina, the achievement of Hungary set a new record.
- France 7-3 Paraguay; 10 goals at Sweden in 1958
Just Fontaine, a French striker, slammed 13 goals in a FIFA World Cup tournament and set a new record.- He became the first player to score so many goals alone in a single FIFA World Cup match. The record-breaking performance by the French footballer helped his team defeat Paraguay and paved the way for France to finish third in the 1958 World Cup, eventually.
- Austria 7-5 Switzerland; 12 goals at Switzerland in 1954
Popularly known as the highest goal-scoring match in the history of the football World Cup, Austria won against Switzerland. Two footballers, in particular, stood out. Josef Hugi of Switzerland and Theodor Wagner of Austria scored twice in the he quarter-finals’ opening half.
Nevertheless, Austria struck harder than Switzerland. Robert Korner of Austria could have contributed more to the number of goals only if in the 42nd minute, he had not missed a penalty. What a spectacular match the world witnessed on that day!
- In the 2010 World Cup, Portugal gained a 7-0 win over North Korea. Particularly, six players got their places on the score sheet. Cristiano Ronaldo was one of them.
- In 2022, Germany smashed the position of Saudi Arabia by 8-0. The fate of the match was sealed at Sapporo Dome when Miroslav Klose scored a hat-trick.
Footballer With the Most Number of Goals in 2022-23
(Manchester City) Erling Haaland
Showing his high competence with his outstanding performance, Erling Haaland bags 52 spectacular goals in 50 matches. The iconic player is the top scorer of the Premier League (2022-2023).
Football matches are not just competitive games where each team tries to outdo the other. The essence of a football match lies in the overall performance of each team and each player. A skilled player with a determined focus can change the tide of the game, setting a new record for his or her team and the world. Perhaps, an aspect of the beauty of football lies in its unpredictability and surprises (or shocks).