Five fastest goals in World Cup history

Hakan Sukur - Yoo Sang-chul | Turkey - South Korea | WC 2002Getty Images

The World Cup year is here and excitement around the 2022 Qatar World Cup is already building.

This will be only the second time in history that the World Cup will be held in Asia after the 2002 edition which was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea.

It's always a great occasion for a player to score a goal in World Cup. What if that goal became a piece of history?

Several records have been created and broken in the World Cup over the years. Turkey's Hakan Sukur holds the record of scoring the fastest goal in the competition's history when he netted in the 11th second of their third-place play-offs match against South Korea in 2002.

English football legend, Bryan Robson scored within 27 seconds from kick-off against France at the 1982 World Cup and in 2014, USA's Clint Dempsey scored a goal in the 30th second of a group stage tie against Ghana.

Five fastest goals in World Cup history

  • Hakan Sukur TurkeyGetty

    Hakan Sukur

    Team: Turkey

    Opponent: South Korea, Third place play-off

    Edition: 2002

    Time: 11 seconds

  • Vaclav Masek, Czech RepublicCzech Football National Team Twitter

    Vaclav Masek

    Team: Czech Republic

    Opponent: Yugoslavia, Semifinal

    Edition: 1962

    Time: 16 seconds

  • Ernst Lehner, GermanyTwitter

    Ernst Lehner

    Team: Germany

    Opponent: Austria, Third-place play-off

    Edition: 1934

    Time: 24 seconds

  • BRYAN ROBSONGetty Images

    Bryan Robson

    Team: England

    Opponent: France

    Edition: 1982

    Time: 27 seconds

  • Clint Dempsey USMNT 2014Getty

    Clint Dempsey

    Team: USA

    Opponent: Ghana, group stage

    Edition: 2014

    Time: 30 seconds