FIFA World Cup Football 2014: Stats, Facts, Award Winners

Brazil World Cup 2014 finally ended on Sunday. The whole tournament was filled with lots of thrilling moments as we expected. In this post we will try to cover 20+ must know facts, stats from the World Cup 2014.

Winner of World Cup 2014 : Germany

Top Scorers Of World Cup 2014

1. James Rodriguez (COL) 6
2. Thomas Müller (GER) 5
3. Lionel Messi (ARG) 4
4. Neymar (BRA) 4
5. Karim Benzema (FRA) 3
6. Enner Valencia (ECU) 3
7. Robin van Persie (NLD) 3
8. Arjen Robben (NLD)   3
9. Xherdan Shaqiri (SUI) 3
10. Andre Schuerrle (GER) 3

Golden Boot Winner: James Rodriguez (Columbia)

Golden Ball Winner: Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Golden Gloves Winner: Manuel Neuer (Germany)

20+ Awesome Stats From The 2014 World Cup Football

world cup football 2014 stats

  • Brazil world cup 2014 had total 171 goals, the highest number of goals in a single tournament in the world cup history, equalising the number of the 1998 World Cup version.
  • Netherlands and Argentina played out the first ever 0-0 match in a World Cup semi-final.
  • Honduras, Cameroon and Australia all finished with 0 points.
  • Mario Götze from Germany became the first substitute to score in a World Cup final.
  • Germany became the first European Team to Win on South American Soil.
  • Brazil eliminated for the first time of a World Cup at the semi-final stage.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored one goal in each of his three World Cups; 2006, 2010 and 2014.
  • For the first time in World Cup history two African nations, Algeria and Nigeria qualified to the second round.
  • Germany is the only nation to reach the semi-finals in four successive World Cups.
  • Colombia’s James Rodríguez was the only player to score in all of his country’s matches (5).
  • Brazil’s defeat in Semifinal was their biggest defeat in world cup history.
  • Thomas Müller scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • Germany were the top scorers at the World Cup Football 2014.
  • Luke Shaw was the youngest player to play at 2104 World Cup Football
  • Brazil never lost their opening match at FIFA world Cup.
  • German striker Miroslav Klose became the all-time top scorer in World Cup history.
  • 43 years and 3 days old, Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón became the oldest player in World Cup history.
  • There were a total of 187 yellow cards shown in Brazil World cup 2014.
  • Germany overtook Brazil to become the highest-scoring nation in World Cup history.
  • This was the first World Cup in which both Argentina and Brazil reached the semi-finals.
  • US striker Clint Dempsey scored the fastest goal of 2014 World Cup against Ghana. It was fifth fastest goal in World Cup history.