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Fastest Goal Scorers at the World Cup

The fastest goal in a World Cup match was scored by Turkey's Hakan Sükür after only 11 seconds, scored in the third-place play-off match against South Korea in 2002. There are many more goals scored within the first minute of matches at the World Cup.

The fastest goal in a final was 90 seconds, scored by Johan Neeskens in a match between The Netherlands and West Germany in 1974.

List of the fastest goals

Rank Time Player Country World Cup
1 11" Hakan Şükür Turkey 2002 Korea/Japan
2 15" Václav Mašek Chechoslovakia 1962 Chile
3 23" Pak Seung-zin North Korea 1966 England
4 24" Ernst Lehner Germany 1934 Italy
5 27" Bryan Robson England 1982 Spain
6 29" Clint Dempsey USA 2014 Brazil
7 35" Emile Veinante  France 1938 France
8 35" Arne Nyberg Sweden 1938 France
9 37" Bernard Lacombe France 1978 Argentina
10 50" Florian Albert Hungary 1962 Chile
11 50" Adalbert Desu Romaina 1930 Uruguay 


These timings of goals are from various sources online, and are sometimes found listed slightly differently, though usually within a second or two. Not all lists online have the fast goals from 1930-1938, as without video evidence it is hard to collaborate some of these figures.

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