The Spanish team will meet Tahiti tomorrow in the Confederations Cup, in Brazil. While Tahiti admit that they are probably the weakest team that has ever taken part in the competition, Spain has a impressive list of success and records.
In 1933 in Madrid, Spain achieved its highest ever goal tally in the history of its 620 games with an impressive 13-0 win against Bulgaria. During the match, Eduardo Gonzalez Valiño scored six goals, the highest ever in one match.
David Vila is Spain’s top scorer with 53 goals in 89 games and he is seeking to emulate Miroslav Klose who scored 67 in 127 matches with Germany. Klose is the all time top scoring active player.
No Spanish international has scored three or more goals in more than two matches. David Vila had hat tricks against Azerbaijan and Russia and Torres against New Zealand and San Marino and now have the chance of changing all that. Klose is the active player with the most hat-tricks to his name with four.
The highest ever score dates back to 1st August 1999, when Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 8-2 in Mexico was the most resounding victory in the Confederations Cup.
The fastest goal ever scored was in 105 seconds. This feat was achieved by Turkish player Tuncay Sanly, in 2003 against Colombia.