I Scored a Goal in the FIFA World Cup Final

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    • Alcides Ghiggia - Uruguay, 1950
      Alcides Ghiggia - Uruguay, 1950
      Season 1950 - Episode 1950
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      Ghiggia almost single-handedly sent the nation of Brazil into spiraling depression when he scored in the de facto final of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. The Selecao needed only a draw in the final group game to win the world title, and when the Brazilians went up by a goal, it looked like theirs. But Uruguay equalized at the hour mark and Ghiggia put the squad ahead in the 79th minute, wrong-footing the Brazilian keeper and tucking the ball into the near post.moreless
    • Andreas Brehme - West Germany, 1990
      Andreas Brehme - West Germany, 1990
      Season 1990 - Episode 1990
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      The 1990 final gave Brehme and his teammates a chance for revenge against Argentina -- the West Germans had lost to the South American side in the final four years earlier. Two corner kicks from Brehme had led to goals in the 1986 final, but the Germans lost 3-2. The left back notched three goals during the 1990 World Cup, including a strike against England in the semifinals and a successful penalty kick in the 85th minute of the final -- the title game's only goal.moreless
    • K. Rummenigge - West Germany, 1986
      K. Rummenigge - West Germany, 1986
      Season 1980 - Episode 1986
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      Karl-Heinz Rummenigge scored nine goals while playing in three World Cups, and the two-time European Footballer of the Year helped lead his country to the final in both 1982 and 1986. Down 2-0 to Argentina in 1986, Rummenigge's strike midway through the second half ignited a German comeback to level the score. But a late Jorge Burruchaga goal secured the title for Argentina. With the West Germany loss, Rummenigge became the first (and only) man to captain the losing side in two consecutive World Cup finals.moreless
    • Jose Luis Brown - Argentina, 1986
      Jose Luis Brown - Argentina, 1986
      Season 1980 - Episode 1982
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      Brown scored only one goal in over 30 appearances for his country, but that single tally came in the biggest of matches. A defender for Argentina throughout the 1980s, Brown was a regular in his country's lineup at the 1986 World Cup, when Diego Maradona led the South American side into the final against West Germany. Brown -- who now coaches his country's under-17 team -- headed home a free kick in the 22nd minute to open the scoring in an eventual 3-2 victory that gave Argentina its second title.moreless
    • Alessandro Altobelli - Italy, 1982
      Alessandro Altobelli - Italy, 1982
      Season 1980 - Episode 1982
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      Alessandro Altobelli's only appearance on the pitch during the 1982 World Cup came as a substitute in the final against West Germany, yet the Italian striker made the most of that chance. The skinny forward became the second player ever to come off the bench to score a goal in a World Cup final, netting his side's third goal in the 3-1 victory. Altobelli went on to play a bigger role for his national team later in the decade, and scored four goals during the 1986 World Cup before Italy was eliminated by France in the second round.moreless
    • Paolo Rossi - Italy, 1982
      Paolo Rossi - Italy, 1982
      Season 1980 - Episode 1982
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      After a long-term suspension and a return to action only weeks before the 1982 World Cup, Rossi was a questionable inclusion for Italy. But the opportunistic forward made the most of his chances in the tournament's later stages, notching a hat trick against Brazil and then scoring both goals in a 2-0 semifinal win over Poland. Italy went on to dominate the final against West Germany, with Rossi's 57th-minute strike -- his sixth goal of the tournament -- sparking the Azzurri's 3-1 victory for a third World Cup title.moreless
    • Marco Tardelli - Italy, 1982
      Marco Tardelli - Italy, 1982
      Season 1980 - Episode 1982
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      Tardelli netted only a handful of goals during his 10 years playing for Italy, with none more vital than his left-footed strike in the 1982 final against West Germany. The defensive midfielder was also on the scoresheet in a second-round win over Argentina, which boosted the Azzurri's confidence. Tardelli's emotional celebration after scoring in the 69th minute captured the joy and passion of the moment and was just as memorable as his shot that put Italy up by two goals on its way to a 3-1 victory.moreless
    • Emmanuel Petit - France, 1998
      Emmanuel Petit - France, 1998
      Season 1990 - Episode 1998
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      With France up 2-0 and down to 10 men in the closing minutes, the last player most would expect to see making a run to the goal was makeshift central defender Petit. Usually a defensive midfielder, Petit moved to the backline after another defender earned a red card earlier in the game. But when the ball fell to him in front of his own goal, Petit began an impressive run. He said he "played like a striker," finding space through the middle, and volleyed a shot over the keeper's head.moreless
    • Marco Materazzi - Italy, 2006
      Marco Materazzi - Italy, 2006
      Season 2000 - Episode 2006
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      In this episode of "I Scored a Goal in the FIFA World Cup Final," Marco Materazzi tells the story of how his goal during the 2006 World Cup match kept Italy in the game and ultimately helped the country claim the win for the 18th edition of the FIFA World Cup. Though most know Materazzi as the player at the center of the controversial Zinedine Zidane headbutt in overtime, Marco was the Italian player who tied the game 1-1, allowing for the extra time when the clock ran out in the second half. Even though Materazzi gave up on the penalty caused by Zidane earlier in the match, his 19th-minute goal served as his a sort of redemption, and Italy ironically took the match 5-3 over France due to separate penalty kicks in overtime.moreless
    • Rudi Voeller - West Germany, 1986
      Rudi Voeller - West Germany, 1986
      Season 1980 - Episode 1986
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      Before he coached Germany to the 2002 World Cup final, Voeller was a halftime sub in 1986, when he contributed to West Germany's comeback from two goals down when his header leveled the score in the 80th minute. Argentina would respond with a late goal to claim the trophy, but Voeller and the Germans exacted revenge four years later in the 1990 final. The rematch was scoreless until Voeller earned a penalty in the 85th minute. Teammate Andreas Brehme converted to give the Germans their third title.moreless
    • Jorge Valdano - Argentina, 1986
      Jorge Valdano - Argentina, 1986
      Season 1980 - Episode 1986
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      The 1986 World Cup will always be dominated by thoughts of Diego Maradona's magical runs, but Jorge Valdano was almost equally as important to the squad's offense. Valdano's fourth goal of the tournament came in the final. After the striker was dispossessed in the box by a German defender, the ball fell to Maradona, who set up a streaking Valdano for the goal. He slotted into the lower right corner, putting Argentina up 2-0. At that moment, Valdano said, he looked into the crowd and thought, "We're world champions." Argentina won 3-2.moreless
    • Pelé - Brazil, 1970
      Pelé - Brazil, 1970
      Season 1970 - Episode 1970
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      The man widely considered the greatest footballer in history came to international prominence as a 17-year-old at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, scoring five goals during the tournament, including two strikes in a 5-2 win over the host nation in the final. Pele missed most of his country's World Cup-winning campaign in 1962 because of injury, then returned to lead Brazil to its third World Cup title in 1970. He scored the opening goal in the 1970 final -- a 4-1 win over Italy -- to give Brazil its third trophy.moreless
    • Pelé - Brazil, 1958
      Pelé - Brazil, 1958
      Season 1950 - Episode 1958
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      The man widely considered the greatest footballer in history came to international prominence as a 17-year-old at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, scoring five goals during the tournament, including two strikes in a 5-2 win over the host nation in the final. Pele missed most of his country's World Cup-winning campaign in 1962 because of injury, then returned to lead Brazil to its third World Cup title in 1970. He scored the opening goal in the 1970 final -- a 4-1 win over Italy -- to give Brazil its third trophy.moreless
    • Fabio Grosso - Italy, 2006
      Fabio Grosso - Italy, 2006
      Season 2000 - Episode 2006
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      Despite his position on the backline, Grosso played a large role in Italy's goal-scoring efforts, earning the winning penalty in the round of 16 match against Australia and scoring in extra time in the semifinal against Germany. But none was as important as the final time Grosso found the back of the net: The left back scored the title-winning penalty kick in the shootout against France. After France striker David Trezeguet hit the crossbar, Grosso approached to attempt Italy's fifth kick. After he converted, he ran almost to the halfway mark before his teammates could catch him to celebrate.moreless
    • Ronaldo - Brazil, 2002
      Ronaldo - Brazil, 2002
      Season 2000 - Episode 2002
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      Ronaldo won his record third FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2002, after scoring both goals in his country's 2-0 win over Germany. The victory gave Brazil a fifth World Cup title, four years after the national team -- and Ronaldo in particular -- had looked lackluster in losing to host France in the 1998 final. Ronaldo would again make Brazil's squad in 2006p, and his goal against Ghana in the round of 16 gave him a total of 15 over his career, the most in World Cup history.moreless
    • Paul Breitner - West Germany, 1982
      Paul Breitner - West Germany, 1982
      Season 1980 - Episode 1982
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      Of the four individuals to score in more than one World Cup final, Breitner is the only defender. In the 1974 final, his successful penalty kick in the 25th minute leveled the match with the Netherlands before Germany went on to win the game. Out of the national side later that decade, Breitner returned to the German team just before the 1982 World Cup, where his country again reached the final. This time, his goal in the 83rd minute was simply a consolation strike, as Germany lost 3-1 to Italy.moreless
    • Daniel Bertoni - Argentina, 1978
      Daniel Bertoni - Argentina, 1978
      Season 1970 - Episode 1978
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      Winger Daniel Bertoni, who was not in Argentina's starting 11 when the tournament began, had worked his way into the lineup by the knockout rounds and played a key role in the final. After teammate Mario Kempes had given the host country a 2-1 lead over the Netherlands in extra time, Bertoni slotted another goal past Dutch keeper Jan Jongbloed in the 115th minute of the match to seal Argentina's 3-1 win and give his country its first World Cup title.moreless
    • Mario Kempes - Argentina, 1978
      Mario Kempes - Argentina, 1978
      Season 1970 - Episode 1978
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      Argentina's hero in 1978 had begun his World Cup career in quiet fashion four years earlier, when he failed to score a goal. Kempes' name was also off the scoresheets during the initial group stage in 1978, but the lanky forward then caught fire in the knockout rounds to lead his country to glory on home soil. After netting twice against both Poland and Peru in the second round, Kempes scored two more times in the final win over the Netherlands, including the go-ahead goal during extra time of the 3-1 victory.moreless
    • Wolfgang Weber - West Germany, 1966
      Wolfgang Weber - West Germany, 1966
      Season 1960 - Episode 1966
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      The 1966 final looked won with England up 2-1 in the dying seconds of the game. But a free kick conceded by defender Jack Charlton opened the door for West Germany, and Weber took advantage. Just 15 seconds from time, a close-range free kick found Weber inside the box, and he was able to poke the ball home, sending the finals to extra time. England went on to win 4-2. Weber scored only one other goal in his international career.moreless
    • Martin Peters - England, 1966
      Martin Peters - England, 1966
      Season 1960 - Episode 1966
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      In the 78th minute of the final, it looked as though Peters was set to play the hero for the Three Lions. A volley into West Germany's net put England up 2-1 with just 12 minutes left. But the Germans' converted free kick in the 90th minute forced the match into extra time. Though England won 4-2, it was teammate Geoff Hurst who stole the headlines the next morning. Peters later joked to Hurst, who was knighted shortly after, that if the match had ended in regular time, it would have been Peters who was made a "Sir."moreless
    • Zito - Brazil, 1962
      Zito - Brazil, 1962
      Season 1960 - Episode 1962
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      Brazil and Czechoslovakia remained deadlocked at 1-1 for almost an hour in the 1962 final, the Czechs clamping down on the draw after Brazil's first goal in the 17th minute. But in the 68th minute, Zito and his teammates intercepted a Czechoslovakia pass, and Zito set up a counterattack at a blistering place. Streaming the ball out wide to Amarildo, Zito maneuvered himself into the box and, as his teammate lobbed it inside, was able to head goalward. With 20 minutes remaining, Brazil had taken its first lead, and would win 3-1.moreless
    • Amarildo - Brazil, 1962
      Amarildo - Brazil, 1962
      Season 1960 - Episode 1962
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      Heading into the 1962 tournament in Chile, Amarildo wasn't expected to make much of an impact. After all, he was second in line behind the world's greatest player, Pelé. But when Pelé suffered an injury in the group stage, Amarildo was called upon. He tallied twice against Spain in the group stage, and in the final, just two minutes after the Czechs scored the first goal, Amarildo beat Czechoslovakia's keeper at the post. He followed up the goal with an assist that helped put Brazil ahead, and the Selecao won 3-1.moreless
    • Josef Masopust - Czechoslovakia, 1962
      Josef Masopust - Czechoslovakia, 1962
      Season 1960 - Episode 1962
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      The Czechoslovakia squad had made its way to the final on the strength of goalkeeper Vilem Schroif, but it entered the match against reigning champion Brazil as a huge underdog. So few could believe it when the Czechs went on top first, thanks to Masopust's goal in the 15th minute. The Czech striker went on a thundering run through the Brazilian defense and latched onto a perfect through ball, fooling the keeper and easily hitting the back of the net. The lead wouldn't last long, though, and Brazil won 3-1.moreless
    • Mario Zagallo - Brazil, 1958
      Mario Zagallo - Brazil, 1958
      Season 1950 - Episode 1958
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      Zagallo's 68th-minute goal in the 1958 final put Brazil up 4-1 against host Sweden in a 5-2 victory that gave the South American nation its first of five World Cup trophies. While 1958 would be known more for the 17-year-old Pele's emergence, Zagallo would go on to become the first of only two men to win the World Cup as player and coach when he managed Brazil to the 1970 title. As a member of his country's victorious squad in 1962 and an assistant coach for the national team that won in 1994, Zagallo has been associated with four of Brazil's champions.moreless
    • Geoff Hurst - England, 1966
      Geoff Hurst - England, 1966
      Season 1960 - Episode 1966
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      Hurst earned not only the headlines but a knighthood for his undeniably impressive hat trick. After West Germany went up 12 minutes in, Hurst equalized on a header from a free kick near the box. Later, a last-gasp Germany goal meant extra time. There, Hurst became a World Cup legend. His goal 11 minutes into the first period is one of the most controversial moments in World Cup history. His volley hit the top of the crossbar and bounced down, but it was -- and remains -- unclear whether it landed on or just over the line. The linesman awarded the goal. His second came as Germany pushed forward. Hurst launched a vicious counterattack and scored his third, making him the only player in World Cup history to score a hat trick in the final.moreless
    • Roberto Boninsegna - Italy, 1970
      Roberto Boninsegna - Italy, 1970
      Season 1970 - Episode 1970
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      Facing one of the best teams ever assembled, and on the heels of a 4-3 extra-time thriller in the semis, Italy could be forgiven for being a goal down in the 18th minute. But Brazil's ultimate 4-1 victory was not always a foregone conclusion. Twenty minutes after Pelé's headed goal, striker Boninsegna was gifted a goal after an uncharacteristic lapse in Brazil's defense. Clodoaldo lost the ball (and three other defenders lost their footing), and Boninsegna pounced, putting the squads on even terms just before halftime.moreless
    • Dick Nanninga - Netherlands, 1978
      Dick Nanninga - Netherlands, 1978
      Season 1970 - Episode 1978
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      A talented Netherlands team was appearing in its second consecutive World Cup final in 1978, after falling to host Germany in 1974. With the Dutch side down a goal to Argentina at the break, Nanninga came on as a substitute and headed a cross past keeper Ubaldo Fillol to even the match at 1-1 in the 82nd minute. The strike meant an extra 30-minute period was required to determine the champion, but Nanninga's and the Netherlands' hopes were dashed after two goals from Argentina.moreless
    • Gerd Mueller - West Germany, 1974
      Gerd Mueller - West Germany, 1974
      Season 1970 - Episode 1974
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      After a 10-goal performance in the 1970 World Cup, Mueller delivered four more in 1974, and though the number wasn't as high, his final goal was his biggest. Tied 1-1 with the Netherlands in the first half, Germany relied on Mueller to provide the winner. With a juke that left behind two Dutch defenders, Mueller streamed into the area and scored the winner just before halftime. It was his last goal ever for Germany, as he retired the day after the final. His 14 career World Cup goals stood as the record until Ronaldo broke it in 2006.moreless
    • Paul Breitner - West Germany, 1974
      Paul Breitner - West Germany, 1974
      Season 1970 - Episode 1974
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      Of the four individuals to score in more than one World Cup final, Breitner is the only defender. In the 1974 final, his successful penalty kick in the 25th minute leveled the match with the Netherlands before Germany went on to win the game. Out of the national side later that decade, Breitner returned to the German team just before the 1982 World Cup, where his country again reached the final. This time, his goal in the 83rd minute was simply a consolation strike, as Germany lost 3-1 to Italy.moreless
    • Johan Neeskens - Netherlands, 1974
      Johan Neeskens - Netherlands, 1974
      Season 1970 - Episode 1974
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      The Netherlands' 1974 squad was the epitome of total football, so it shouldn't have been a surprise that it managed its first goal before West Germany even touched the ball. After Johan Cruyff was brought down in the box after one of his glorious runs down the field, it was the midfielder Neeskens, a spot-kick specialist, who took the penalty. When he netted the attempt -- only 90 seconds into the game -- he also earned the record for the fastest goal in World Cup history.moreless
    • Carlos Alberto - Brazil, 1970
      Carlos Alberto - Brazil, 1970
      Season 1970 - Episode 1970
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      For the Brazilian captain, his goal -- the fourth and final for Brazil -- will be remembered more for Pelé's setup, which still is considered one of the greatest ever in the tournament. In all, eight players touched the ball before it hit the back of the net, but the play's true beauty began with Pelé. He received a well-placed ball from Clodoaldo and timed a pass perfectly to Alberto, streaming into the box at full speed. When Alberto slammed the ball into the back of the net, the legacy of the 1970 squad and its most famous playmaker were cemented.moreless
    • Jairzinho - Brazil, 1970
      Jairzinho - Brazil, 1970
      Season 1970 - Episode 1970
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      Expectations were high for Jairzinho going into the 1970 World Cup -- despite two broken legs in recent years. But few could have imagined the performance Brazil's right winger: seven goals in the tournament, one in each of Brazil's matches. He remains the only player to score in every round, including the final. His last goal came in the 71st minute, again from the creativity of Brazil's maestro, Pelé. Rushing into the box from the right, Jairzinho timed his pace perfectly to land at the receiving end of Pelé's header.moreless
    • Jorge Burruchaga - Argentina, 1986
      Jorge Burruchaga - Argentina, 1986
      Season 1980 - Episode 1986
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      While Diego Maradona's brilliant play garnered most of the attention during Argentina's run to the 1986 title, a few of his teammates emerged with key performances in the final, including midfielder Burruchaga, who provided the assist on Argentina's first goal by delivering a cross that Jose Luis Brown headed home to open the scoring. And with the game tied at 2-2 seven minutes from full time, Burruchaga ran onto a fine through ball from Maradona and calmly slotted the ball past keeper Harold Schumacher for the winner.moreless
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