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Michelle Akers, Carli Lloyd and Players with the Most Goals Scored in a Single FIFA Women’s World Cup

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PLAYER COUNTRY GOALS WORLD CUP
1. Michelle Akers (GB)
USA* 10 1991
2. Marta (GB)
Brazil 7 2007
2. Birgit Prinz (GB)
Germany* 7 2003
2. Sun Wen (GB Tied)
China 7 1999
2. Heidi Mohr Germany 7 1991
2. Sissi (GB Tied)
Brazil 7 1999
7. Abby Wambach USA 6 2007
7. Ann Kristin Aarones (GB)
Norway* 6 1995
7. Linda Medalen Norway 6 1991
7. Celia Sasic (GB)
Germany 6 2015
7. Carli Lloyd
USA* 6 2015
7. Ragnhild Gulbrandsen Norway 6 2003
7. Carin Jennings USA* 6 1991
14. Birgit Prinz Germany* 5 2007
14. Hege Riise Norway* 5 1995
14. Homare Sawa (GB)
Japan* 5 2011
14. Cristiane Brazil 5 2007
14. Anja Mitag Germany 5 2015
14. Lena Videkull Sweden 5 1991

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Countries with the Most FIFA Women’s World Cup Appearances

COUNTRY FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP APP. YEARS BEST FINISH
1. Brazil 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Runners-Up (2007)
1. Germany 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (2003, 2007)
1. Japan 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (2011)*
1. Nigeria 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Quarterfinals (1999)
1. Norway 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (1995)
1. Sweden 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Runners-Up (2003)
1. United States 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (1991, 1999)*
8. Australia 6 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Quarterfinals (2007, 2011, 2015)
8. Canada 6 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 4th Place (2003)
8. China 6 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015 Runners-Up (1999)
11. Denmark 4 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007 Quarterfinals (1995)
11. England 4 1995, 2007, 2011, 2015 Semifinals (2015)*
11. New Zealand 4 1991, 2007, 2011, 2015 Group Stage (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015)
11. North Korea 4 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 Quarterfinals (2007)
15. France 3 2003, 2011, 2015 4th Place (2011)
15. Ghana 3 1999, 2003, 2007 Group Stage (1999, 2003, 2007)
15. Mexico 3 1999, 2011, 2015 Group Stage (1999, 2011, 2015)
18. Argentina 2 2003, 2007 Group Stage (2003, 2007)
18. Colombia 2 2011, 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
18. Italy 2 1991, 1999 Quarterfinals (1991)
18. Russia 2 1999, 2003 Quarterfinals (1999, 2003)
18. South Korea 2 2003, 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Cameroon 1 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Chinese Taipei 1 1991 Quarterfinals (1991)
23. Costa Rica 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Ecuador 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Equatorial Guinea 1 2011 Group Stage (2011)
23. Ivory Coast 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Netherlands 1 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Spain 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Switzerland 1 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Thailand 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)

Sepp Blatter and the Longest Serving FIFA Presidents

Sepp Blatter (t.) Was FIFA President For17 Years, But Jules Rimet (b.) For Nearly Twice As Many

Sepp Blatter (t.) Was FIFA President For 17 Years, But Jules Rimet (b.) For Nearly Twice As Many

It looks like FIFA President Sepp Blatter will be stepping down after all in the wake of the football organization’s latestcorruption scandal.” He is also “reportedly under investigation in the US,” according to bbc.com.

The Swiss Blatter had held the helm since 1998, third longest tenure of all eight FIFA Presidents at 17 years.

His predecessor, João Havelange of Brazil – the only non-European President, is the second longest serving at 24 years.

Together, just Havelange and Blatter have presided over FIFA since 1974. Wow.

But at the top, it’s Frenchman Jules Rimet, from back in the day. The third FIFA President, Rimet served 33 years through the Great Depression and World War II and into the 1950’s. He is also the “man who kicked off the World Cup.”

FIFA PRESIDENT YEARS OF SERVICE FROM TO COUNTRY BORN
1. Jules Rimet 33 1921 1954 France
2. João Havelange 24 1974 1998 Brazil
3. Sepp Blatter 17 1998 2015 Switzerland
4. Stanley Rous 13 1961 1974 England
5. Daniel Burley Woolfall 12 1906 1918 England
6. Arthur Drewry 6 1955 1961 England
7. Robert Guérin 2 1904 1906 France
8. Rodolphe Seeldrayers 1 1954 1955 Belgium

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