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Top Brazil World Cup Record Breakers

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2014

This year’s World Cup is considered by many as one of the most exciting in the history of the tournament. This year also has plenty of record-breaking numbers for goals, ages, and surprisingly even the longest names.

Here is a list of the noteworthy record breakers in the 2014 Brazil World Cup:

Most Social Media Interactions

This World Cup holds the record for the most numbers of social media interactions from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. When Brazil beat Chile on penalties, there was a record breaking 16.4 million tweets sent. An impressive 388,985 additional tweets were sent when Chile’s Gonzalo Jara missed the pot-kick in the last decision-making moments of the penalty shots. There was a recorded 382,000 tweets per minute during this year’s World Cup, which is more that the 327,452 tweets per minute during the 2012 US election night. This year’s World Cup is also the first time since 10 years that Facebook recorded one billion interactions.

Most Goals

This World Cup has a record breaking 136 goals scored during the group level. This number was more than the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. This trend still continues up to the knockout stage. Paul Pogba made the 146th goal of the tournament, which is one goal more than the accumulated score during the 2010 South Africa World Cup.

Oldest Player

Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is 43 years old, making him the oldest player in a World Cup, older than Roger Milla who was 42 when he played in 1994.

Longest/shortest name

Greece’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos has the longest surname of a single World Cup goalscorer. While Brazil’s Jo has the shortest.


Even though this team has already exited the World Cup, Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is the leading goalscorer in the tournament’s history with a total of 6 goals.

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