Germany 2006 in numbers
After 31 days and 64 games the curtain came down on the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy holding the Trophy aloft amid an outpouring of joy inside Berlin's Olympiastadion. FIFAworldcup.com rounds up the statistics from a memorable tournament.
* A total of 147 goals were scored in the 64 games of the FIFA World Cup which works out at an average of 2.29 goals per game. The other two 64-game tournaments produced 171 in 1998 (2.61 average) and 161 in 2002 (2.52 average).
* The leading scorers were Germany with 14 goals with Italy next best on 12. Both totals came from seven games. Argentina were third best with 11 from five games. The best goals-per-game ratio belonged to Spain nine goals in four games, a ratio of 2.25. Spain also led the way with penalty goals three in all. France, Portugal and Côte d'Ivoire each had two penalties.
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* The biggest win was Argentina's 6-0 victory over Serbia and Montenegro while the opening fixture also produced six goals as Germany overcame Costa Rica 4-2.
* Germany had the most shots 113. Portugal were next best on 100 with Italy third on 83. For shots on target, the top two positions were reversed with Portugal showing 51 and Germany 50. Italy registered 48.
* Germany striker Miroslav Klose was the winner of the adidas Golden Shoe with five goals. Then came a host of players on three including Hernan Crespo, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Gillette Best Young Player Lukas Podolski as well as the two new Spanish matadors, Fernando Torres and David Villa. With a striking ratio of 0.75 (three goals in four games) Crespo, Torres and Villa had a better return than Klose.
* Frank Lampard had the most shots in the tournament (24) with his new Chelsea midfield colleague Michael Ballack on 22 alongside Germany team-mate Podolski.
* In terms of accuracy, nobody did better than Henry. He landed 13 shots on goal (from only 16 attempts in all) with Cristiano Ronaldo and Klose both on 12.
* Argentina did well on assists, their total of ten putting Italy in second place with nine while Brazil and Germany had eight. Juan Riquelme's creativity left him top of the individual rankings with four assists. Four players managed three: Luis Figo, Andrea Pirlo, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Francesco Totti.
* At the other end of the field, Gianluigi Buffon's excellence in the Final for Italy made him the top goalkeeper for saves made (27), overtaking Portugal's Ricardo who totalled 25.
* The corner count was led by both Italy and Portugal with 44 with France next best on 41. The side caught offside the most was Italy (34 ) with France second on 29. Those tallies came from seven games. Ghana showed a remarkable tendency to getting caught offside 25 times in their four games.
* The team making most short passes were Portugal with 2,547 followed by Germany with 2,392. Long passes were led by Germany with 821 followed by Italy with 711.
* Germany were easily the team who put over the most crosses: 202. The next highest tally came from Portugal with 166.
* Germany were also the team making most tackles - 220 compared to Italy's 187 and Ukraine's 170. France had most tackles made against them, 204, with Portugal on 194 and Germany 186.
* No player got close to Italy's Gennaro Gattuso in regard to tackles committed. He tallied 47 with Final opponents Patrick Vieira and Eric Abidal of France next on 36 and 32. Ukraine's Anatoliy Tymoschuk was also on 32.
Germany and France committed the most fouls with 125; Italy with 152 suffered most fouls with Germany next on 133. Portugal accumulated the most yellow cards (24) with Ghana next on 18.
Figo had more tackles made on him than anyone else (42) with Portuguese team-mate Ronaldo on 36. The success of France's two wide players Florent Malouda and Frank Ribery is shown in their high number (35 and 33 respectively) Part of France's high ranking in the foul count was down to Henry: he committed more (20) than anyone else. Italy's Luca Toni suffered most fouls against him (28). Players picking up most yellow cards were Portugal's Costinha and Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (4 each).