2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™

2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™

9 June - 9 July

2006 FIFA World Cup™

Allback scores 2,000th goal

A significant FIFA World Cup™ milestone was reached this evening when Sweden's Marcus Allback headed home the tournament's 2,000th goal in his team's 2-2 draw with England.

It is now almost 76 years since Frenchman Lucien Laurent fired the first goal of the beautiful game's greatest tournament in Montevideo on 13 July 1930, and in the years since we have all witnessed some magnificent, truly unforgettable goals en route to the reaching of new goalscoring landmarks.

In scoring goal number 2,000, Allback certainly succeeded in joining an exclusive club, one that also numbers among its members the illustrious likes of Angelo Schiavio (ITA, 100th in 1934), Gerd Muller (FRG, 800th in 1970), Gary Lineker (ENG, 1,300th in 1986) and Christian Vieri (Italy, 1,900th in 2002).

Take a look at where, when and by whom the FIFA World Cup's landmark goals have been scored