Top 10 Fastest Goals In FIFA World Cup History

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.

World Cup Fastest Goals

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)

Hakan Sukar goal against South Korea in 2002 World Cup is the fastest in world cup history.
  • 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)

Vaclav Masek strike against Mexico back in 1962 world cup was fastest at that time.
  • 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)

Ernst Lehner of Germany held the record for fastest goal since 1934 world cup.
  • 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)

Bryan Robson scored twice against France in 1982 World Cup group stage match. His first took just 27 seconds.

Nationality: England
Time: 27 Seconds
Opponent: France
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)

American Clint Dempsey opened the scoring in USA vs Ghana group game in 2014 World Cup inside 30 seconds

Nationality: United States
Time: 29 Seconds
Opponent: Ghana
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 SukurTurkeyTurkey vs South Korea00:11Third place2002
Vaclav MasekCzechCzech vs Mexico00:16Group stage1962
Ernst LehnerGermanyGermany vs Austria00:25Third place1934
Bryan RobsonEnglandEngland vs France00:27Group stage1982
Clint DempseyUSAUSA vs Ghana00:29Group stage2014
Bernard LacombeFranceFrance vs Italy00:30Group stage1978
Emile VeinanteFranceFrance vs Belgium00:35Group stage1938
Arne NybergSwedenSweden vs Hungary00:35Semi final1938
Florian AlbertHungaryHungary vs Bulgaria00:50Group stage1962
Adalbert DesuRomaniaRomania vs Peru00:50Group stage1930

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!

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