Out of over 2500 goals scored in matches at the 21 final tournaments of the FIFA World Cup,[1] only 53 have been own goals.[2][3] In 1997, FIFA published guidelines for classifying an own goal as "when a player plays the ball directly into his own net or when he redirects an opponent’s shot, cross or pass into his own goal", and excludes "shots that are on target (i.e. goal-bound) and touch a defender or rebound from the goal frame and bounce off a defender or goalkeeper".[4]

No player holds the dubious distinction of having scored multiple own goals. Mexico's players have scored own goals on four occasions each, while France has benefited on six occasions from opponents scoring own goals. Of the 52[n 1] matches with an own goal, seven have ended as wins for the team scoring the own goal, and eight have ended as draws.[n 2] All but 12 own goals have been scored in the first stages of the tournament.

List

Key
Player's team won the match
Player's team drew the match
Own goals scored at the FIFA World Cup tournaments[4]
No. Player Time Representing Goal Final
score
Opponent Tournament Round Date FIFA
report
1. Manuel Rosas 51'  Mexico 0–2 0–3  Chile 1930, Uruguay Group stage July 16, 1930 [report 1]
2. Ernst Lörtscher 22'   Switzerland 0–2 4–2  Germany 1938, France First round (replay) June 9, 1938 [report 2]
3. Sven Jacobsson 19'  Sweden 1–1 1–5  Hungary Semi-finals June 16, 1938 [report 3]
4. Jimmy Dickinson 94'  England 4–4 4–4aet  Belgium 1954, Switzerland Group stage June 17, 1954 [report 4]
5. Raúl Cárdenas 46'  Mexico 0–2 2–3  France June 19, 1954 [report 5]
6. Ivica Horvat 9'  Yugoslavia 0–1 0–2  West Germany Quarter-finals June 27, 1954 [report 6]
7. Luis Cruz 59'  Uruguay 1–2 1–3  Austria 3rd place play-off July 3, 1954 [report 7]
8. Ivan Vutsov 17'  Bulgaria 0–1 0–3  Portugal 1966, England Group stage July 16, 1966 [report 8]
9. Ivan Davidov 43'  Bulgaria 1–1 1–3  Hungary July 20, 1966 [report 9]
10. Javier Guzmán 25'  Mexico 1–1 1–4  Italy 1970, Mexico Quarter-finals June 14, 1970 [report 10]
11. Colin Curran 58'  Australia 0–1 0–2  East Germany 1974, West Germany Group stage June 14, 1974 [report 11]
12. Roberto Perfumo 35'  Argentina 1–1 1–1  Italy June 19, 1974 [report 12]
13. Ruud Krol 78'  Netherlands 3–1 4–1  Bulgaria June 23, 1974 [report 13]
14. Andranik Eskandarian 43'  Iran 0–1 1–1  Scotland 1978, Argentina Group stage June 7, 1978 [report 14]
15. Ernie Brandts 18'  Netherlands 0–1 2–1  Italy Second round June 21, 1978 [report 15]
16. Berti Vogts 59'  West Germany 1–1 2–3  Austria [report 16]
17. Jozef Barmoš 66'  Czechoslovakia 0–2 0–2  England 1982, Spain Group stage June 20, 1982 [report 17]
18. László Dajka 73'  Hungary 0–5 0–6  Soviet Union 1986, Mexico Group stage June 2, 1986 [report 18]
19. Cho Kwang-rae 82'  South Korea 1–3 2–3  Italy June 10, 1986 [report 19]
20. Andrés Escobar 35'  Colombia 0–1 1–2  United States 1994, United States Group stage June 22, 1994 [report 20]
21. Tom Boyd 74'  Scotland 1–2 1–2  Brazil 1998, France Group stage June 10, 1998 [report 21]
22. Youssef Chippo 45+1'  Morocco 1–1 2–2  Norway [report 22]
23. Pierre Issa 77'  South Africa 0–2 0–3  France June 12, 1998 [report 23]
24. Andoni Zubizarreta 73'  Spain 2–2 2–3  Nigeria June 13, 1998 [report 24]
25. Siniša Mihajlović 72'  Yugoslavia 2–1 2–2  Germany June 21, 1998 [report 25]
26. Georgi Bachev 88'  Bulgaria 1–5 1–6  Spain June 24, 1998 [report 26]
27. Jorge Costa 29'  Portugal 0–2 2–3  United States 2002, South Korea–Japan Group stage June 5, 2002 [report 27]
28. Jeff Agoos 71'  United States 3–2 3–2  Portugal
29. Carles Puyol 10'  Spain 0–1 3–1  Paraguay June 7, 2002 [report 28]
30. Carlos Gamarra 2'  Paraguay 0–1 0–1  England 2006, Germany Group stage June 10, 2006 [report 29]
31. Cristian Zaccardo 27'  Italy 1–1 1–1  United States June 17, 2006 [report 30]
32. Brent Sancho 25'  Trinidad and Tobago 0–1 0–2  Paraguay June 20, 2006 [report 31]
33. Petit 60'  Portugal 0–2 1–3  Germany 3rd place play-off July 8, 2006 [report 32]
34. Daniel Agger 46'  Denmark 0–1 0–2  Netherlands 2010, South Africa Group stage June 14, 2010 [report 33]
35. Park Chu-young 17'  South Korea 0–1 1–4  Argentina June 17, 2010 [report 34]
36. Marcelo 11'  Brazil 0–1 3–1  Croatia 2014, Brazil Group stage June 12, 2014 [report 35]
37. Noel Valladares 48'  Honduras 0–2 0–3  France June 15, 2014 [report 36]
38. Sead Kolašinac 3'  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–1 1–2  Argentina [report 37]
39. John Boye 31'  Ghana 0–1 1–2  Portugal June 26, 2014 [report 38]
40. Joseph Yobo 90+2'  Nigeria 0–2 0–2  France Round of 16 June 30, 2014 [report 39]
41. Aziz Bouhaddouz 90+5'  Morocco 0–1 0–1  Iran 2018, Russia Group stage June 15, 2018 [report 40]
42. Aziz Behich 81'  Australia 1–2 1–2  France June 16, 2018 [report 41]
43. Oghenekaro Etebo 32'  Nigeria 0–1 0–2  Croatia [report 42]
44. Thiago Cionek 37'  Poland 0–1 1–2  Senegal June 19, 2018 [report 43]
45. Ahmed Fathi 47'  Egypt 0–1 1–3  Russia [report 44]
46. Denis Cheryshev 23'  Russia 0–2 0–3  Uruguay June 25, 2018 [report 45]
47. Edson Álvarez 74'  Mexico 0–3 0–3  Sweden June 27, 2018 [report 46]
48. Yann Sommer 90+3'   Switzerland 2–2 2–2  Costa Rica [report 47]
49. Yassine Meriah 33'  Tunisia 0–1 2–1  Panama June 28, 2018 [report 48]
50. Sergei Ignashevich 12'  Russia 0–1 1–1aet[a]  Spain Round of 16 July 1, 2018 [report 49]
51. Fernandinho 13'  Brazil 0–1 1–2  Belgium Quarter-finals July 6, 2018 [report 50]
52. Mario Mandžukić 18'  Croatia 0–1 2–4  France Final July 15, 2018 [report 51]
Notes
  1. ^ Russia won 4–3 on penalty kicks.

Statistics and notable own goals

Time
Tournament
Teams
Players
Various

By team

See also

Notes

  1. ^ One match had two own goals.
  2. ^ As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.
  3. ^ In addition, another own goal has been scored in a tournament's opening match: Tom Boyd, Scotland vs Brazil, 1998.
  4. ^ Now succeeded by  Serbia.

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