Every four years, FIFA World Cup comes around and lift our hearts with absolute breath taking moments throughout the tournament. To score a goal in World Cup is something every footballer dream off growing up and there is hardly any other better feeling then scoring and celebrating with your nation. Today we bring you some of the fastest goals every scored in World Cup history.
Hakan Sukar’s 2002 world cup goal against South Korea took just 11 seconds from kickoff and officially the fastest goal in history of world cup. Below is the list of other fast goals scored in the world cup over the years.
#1. Hakan Sukur (11 Seconds)
- Nationality: Turkey
- Time: 11 Seconds
- Opponent: South Korea
- Round: 3rd Place
- World Cup: 2002
Hakan Sukur astonished the world cup by taking only 10 seconds to score a goal. In a mtch between Turkey and South Korea in 2002 FIFA world cup, Sukur took the ball between the opponents with his exceptional tricks and made it impossible for the goal keeper to stop the goal by hitting the ball with immense power. Thus, he registered his name in the records book and won the hearts of millions of fans.
#2. Vaclav Masek (16 Seconds)
- Nationality: Czech
- Time: 16 Seconds
- Opponent: Mexico
- Round: Group Stage
- World Cup: 1962
In 1962 world cup, Czech and Mexico came across each other at group stage. Although Czech lost the match by 3-1, however Masek made a record in the match after scoring the only goal in just 16 seconds after the kick off. That record ruled the football world for 40 years until broken by Vaclav Masek.
#3. Ernst Lehner (25 seconds)
- Nationality: Germany
- Time: 25 Seconds
- Opponent: Austria
- Round: Third Place
- World Cup: 1934
In 1934 FIFA world cup, Ernst Lehner scored the third fastest goal of football world cup history. The match was played between Austria and Germany for the third place. Lehner put the ball in the goal just in 25 seconds and helped Germany to get the third position by beating the Austria through 3-2.
#4. Bryan Robson (27 Seconds)
Time: 27 Seconds
Round: Group Stage
World Cup: 1982
England and Manchester United captain, Bryan Robson stunned the highly rated French side in the group game when he scored inside first 27 seconds to give England the lead.
#5. Clint Dempsey (29 Seconds)
Nationality: United States
Time: 29 Seconds
Round: Group Stage
World Cup: 2014
Clint Dempsey took only 30 seconds to open the scoring against Ghana in 2014 FIFA World Cup group stage game.
Top 10 Fastest Goals In World Cup History
|Hakan Sukur||Turkey||Turkey vs South Korea||00:11||Third place||2002|
|Vaclav Masek||Czech||Czech vs Mexico||00:16||Group stage||1962|
|Ernst Lehner||Germany||Germany vs Austria||00:25||Third place||1934|
|Bryan Robson||England||England vs France||00:27||Group stage||1982|
|Clint Dempsey||USA||USA vs Ghana||00:29||Group stage||2014|
|Bernard Lacombe||France||France vs Italy||00:30||Group stage||1978|
|Emile Veinante||France||France vs Belgium||00:35||Group stage||1938|
|Arne Nyberg||Sweden||Sweden vs Hungary||00:35||Semi final||1938|
|Florian Albert||Hungary||Hungary vs Bulgaria||00:50||Group stage||1962|
|Adalbert Desu||Romania||Romania vs Peru||00:50||Group stage||1930|
That’s all about the details of fastest goals in football world cup history. World Cup 2022 schedule announced already. If there are any further changes available or any other footballer make a fastest goal, we will update the details here. Stay tuned for more information!