Sao Paulo: World Cup records according to world governing body FIFA ahead of the 2014 edition which begins in Sao Paulo on Thursday:
Pele and Diego Maradona
Most World Cup wins
5 -- Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Player to have appeared at most World Cup finals
5 -- Antonio Carbajal (MEX) (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966) and Lothar Matthaeus (GER) (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
Most goals scored in a match
5 -- Oleg Salenko for Russia in 1994 in their 6-1 win over Cameroon in the group pahse.
Number of teams that have won World Cup
8: Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, Spain, England, Italy, France, Argentina.
Fastest goal scored
11 seconds by Hakan Sukur in 2002 for Turkey against South Korea in the third placed match which the Turks won 3-1.
Most goals scored at one World Cup finals
13 -- Frenchman Just Fontaine in 1958.
Record World Cup finals scorer:
15 -- Ronaldo or 'The Phenomenon' as the Brazilian striker was nicknamed accruing the goals over three World Cups in 1998, 2002 and 2006
Youngest player to play at a finals:
Norman Whiteside when he played for Northern Ireland at the 1982 finals when he was 17 years, one month and 10 days old.
Most appearances by a country at the finals:
19 -- Brazil is the only country to have appeared at all the World Cup finals since the inaugural one in 1930 -- the ones scheduled for 1942 and 1946 did not take place because of World War II and its immediate aftermath.
Oldest player to appear at a finals:
Roger Milla in the 1994 finals in the United States when he was 42 years, one month and eight days old.
Worst disciplinary record
Argentina whom in 70 games have received 103 yellow cards, one double yellow (straight red) and nine red cards.