I Scored a Goal in the FIFA World Cup Final - Season 1980



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  • Jorge Burruchaga - Argentina, 1986
    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
  • K. Rummenigge - West Germany, 1986
    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
  • Jorge Valdano - Argentina, 1986
    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
  • Rudi Voeller - West Germany, 1986
    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
  • Paul Breitner - West Germany, 1982
    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
  • Marco Tardelli - Italy, 1982
    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
  • Paolo Rossi - Italy, 1982
    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
  • Alessandro Altobelli - Italy, 1982
    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
  • Jose Luis Brown - Argentina, 1986
    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