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FIFA World Cup 2010, Press Review

03. July 2009

Confed Cup facts and figures

Attended by well over half a million football fans, a total of 44 goals scored, the most goals scored by a team 14 – by tournament winners Brazil, of course – and the youngest goal scorer only 19 years old … These are Fifa’s final facts and figures for the 2009 Confederations Cup.

Total attendance: 584 894

Average attendance: 36 556

Matches played: 16

Number of goals: 44

Goal average: 2.75

Most goals scored: 14 Brazil

Fewest goals scored:

  • 0 Iraq
  • 0 New Zealand

Most goals conceded: 9 US

Fewest goals conceded: 1 Iraq

Number of penalties: 3 (2 converted, 1 missed)

Number of own goals: 1 Andrea Dossena (Italy), 21 June 2009 (Brazil - Italy)

Goals scored by substitutes: 8 (out of 44, 18.18%)

Goals first half vs second half: 20 : 24

  • goals in additional time second half: 0
  • goals in additional time second half: 2

Goals in first 10 minutes: 5 (11.36%)

Goals in last 10 minutes: 8 (18.18%)

Top goal scorer: 5 Luis Fabiano (Brazil)

Youngest goal scorer: 19 years 7 months Jozy Altidore (US), 24 June 2009 (Spain - US)

Fastest goal: 5 seconds Kaka (Brazil), 15 June 2009 (Brazil - Egypt)

Highest number of assists:

  • 3 Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt)
  • 3 Joan Capdevila (Spain)
  • 3 Elano (Brazil)
  • 3 Maicon (Brazil)

Highest wins: 0 - 5, 14 June 2009 (New Zealand - Spain)

Highest-scoring matches: 4 - 3, 15 June 2009 (Brazil - Egypt)

Highest number of wins: 5 Brazil

Highest number of defeats:

  • 3 South Africa
  • 3 US

Number of yellow cards: 50 (average per game 3.13)

Number of red cards: 4 (average per game 0.25)

Most yellow cards:

  • 10 South Africa
  • 10 Spain


Least yellow cards: 2 Iraq

Picture: The closing ceremony of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on 28 June 2009. (Image: GCIS)

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