2022 World Cup Stats: Ronaldo’s Record 5 & 37, Neymar’s Painful 9/12

2022 World Cup Stats: Ronaldo’s Record 5 & 37, Neymar’s Painful 9/12

It was an amazing World Cup, wasn’t it? Ronaldo and Neymar absolutely tore up the field, with Ronaldo setting a new record for scoring in a World Cup and Neymar tying the all-time record for most goals scored in a single World Cup. But what was even more exciting was the detailed statistics behind the matches. Here are some of the most interesting 2022 World Cup stats.

Ronaldo Sets World Cup record For Most Goals In A Single Tournament

The World Cup is finally over and Ronaldo has set a new record for most goals in a single tournament with 14. He also helped Portugal make it to the final where they lost to France. Neymar had a very disappointing World Cup, finishing with just four goals despite being Brazil’s main striker.

Neymar Suffers The Worst Performance Of His Career With 9 Goals In 12 Matches

Neymar has had an up-and-down World Cup so far. He started well, scoring three goals in his opening four matches, but since then things have gone downhill. In the last 12 matches he has only scored nine goals, which is the worst performance of his career. This is largely due to Neymar’s struggles against Mexico and Croatia. Against Mexico he only managed one goal and against Croatia he didn’t score at all. This means that he is now behind Ronaldo in the World Cup goal scoring rankings with only six goals scored so far.

Portugal Vs. Spain

Portugal vs. Spain

When these two teams meet in the World Cup, it’s always an incredibly tight match. Both teams are known for their attacking soccer and stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have been mainstays of their squads. Here are some stats to help you decide who will come out on top.


• Portugal has made it to the World Cup final twice before (2002 and 2006) but they have never won it. They reached the final this year after beating Uruguay in the semifinals.

• Ronaldo is one of the all-time greats and has scored more goals than any other player in World Cup history. He has 44 goals in 104 appearances for Portugal. Neymar is also a superstar with 22 goals in 54 appearances for Brazil.


• Spain has made it to the World Cup final four times (1930, 1954, 1998, 2010). They’ve won it once (1986). Ronaldo is Spanish born but plays for Portugal and he’s one of their most famous players with 62 goals in 122 appearances for his country. Neymar is also Brazilian but plays for Barcelona and he’s considered one of the best footballers in the world with 32 goals in 67 appearances for Brazil so far.

Brazil Vs. Switzerland

The two teams have very different identities when it comes to the World Cup. Brazil are considered one of the favourites to win the tournament, whereas Switzerland have been tipped for a disappointing campaign. However, both teams have enjoyed some memorable moments in this year’s competition. Here is a look at some of the key stats between Brazil and Switzerland: 

Brazil vs Switzerland: Key Stats

– Brazil lead the all-time World Cup appearances count with 14 while Switzerland are on 13

– Neymar has scored more goals in this World Cup than any other player with six strikes

– Xherdan Shaqiri has also been prolific for Switzerland, scoring four goals and providing two assists

– The Swiss have conceded four goals in this World Cup, compared to Brazil’s one goal allowed 

Despite these stark differences, there are some similarities between these two teams. For example, they both rely heavily on their attackers upfront and have a number of pacey forwards who can cause problems for defenders. They also boast talented midfielders who can create chances for their teammates. However, it will be interesting to see how each team performs against more defensively minded opponents in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Argentina Vs. England

The World Cup is just around the corner, and with it comes some amazing stats and comparisons between the teams competing. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of Ronaldo’s record from the World Cup and see if Neymar can top it.

Let’s start with Ronaldo. He has scored six goals so far in the tournament – more than any other player. His first goal came against Croatia on 14 June, setting him up for a tap-in following a great through ball from Luka Modric. In Group D, he has been consistently lethal, scoring against Switzerland, Costa Rica and England (the latter being an incredible solo effort).

Neymar is currently second in terms of goals scored with four. He started off brightly against Brazil’s biggest rivals Argentina in their opening game of the tournament on 15 June – scoring within the first five minutes thanks to some excellent movement and finishing off with a cool left-footed shot into the bottom corner. However, since then he has not been as prolific as Ronaldo – although he did bring Brazil level against Denmark in their last game before half time after being brought down by Kasper Schmeichel.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this closely contested competition – but whichever player scores more goals will have put themselves firmly ahead!

Croatia Vs. Nigeria

As the World Cup comes to a close, we take a look at some of the stats between Croatia and Nigeria. Croatia, who are making their first appearance in the World Cup, have impressed so far with their clinical scoring. They have scored 16 goals in their six matches, averaging 2.75 goals per game. This compares favourably to Nigeria who have managed only three goals in their six games, averaging 1 goal per game. However, despite this lack of firepower, Ronaldo has still put in an impressive performance for Croatia. He has scored five goals in his six appearances and is joint second highest scorer at the World Cup with Neymar (both with six goals).

Germany Vs. Belgium

Germany vs. Belgium will be the biggest match of the World Cup, and there is a lot at stake. Germany are favorites to win, but Belgium have some talented players too. If Germany win, they will be in the semifinals; if Belgium win, they will advance to the quarterfinals. But what are the key stats between these two teams? Here are some comparisons:


Player Goals Assists Points 

Miroslav Klose (GK) 10 4 14 8

Thomas Mueller 5 2 7 5

Samuel Umtiti 6 1 7 4


Player Goals Assists Points 

Romelu Lukaku 9 3 12 6

Kevin De Bruyne 5 1 6 4

Neymar’s 9 Goals For Brazil

Neymar has been in fine form for Brazil this World Cup, and he’s already scored nine goals. He’s on course to break Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals in a World Cup, and his performances could mean the difference between Brazil qualifying for the knockout stages and not making it at all. Here are Neymar’s 9 goals so far in Russia:

1) Vs Costa Rica – A crisp shot from outside the box headed home to give Brazil a early lead.

2) Vs Serbia – Neymar was fouled as he broke free down the left, and then coolly slotted the ball into the bottom right corner.

3) Vs Switzerland – Neymar picked up possession in midfield and cut inside before firing an unstoppable drive past goalkeeper Fabian Schar. 

4) Vs Panama – After being found by Fred, Neymar dribbled past two defenders before slotting home from close range. 

5) Vs Mexico – After working well with Gabriel Jesus down the left flank, Neymar caught Hector Herrera out of position with a perfectly weighted cross to give Brazil a 2-0 lead. 

6) Vs Belgium – The world’s most expensive player showed off his skills with a well-taken penalty after being brought down by Vincent Kompany in the area. 

7) Vs Egypt – An inch-perfect pass from Philippe Coutinho set up Neymar who calmly slotted home from 12 yards out to score his fourth goal of

Ronaldo’s 5 Goals For Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo’s five goals for Portugal at the World Cup have been a key part of their success. Ronaldo has scored one or more goals in each of Portugal’s six matches and his goal against Spain on Sunday means that he is now the all-time leading scorer in World Cup history with 15 goals. Neymar, meanwhile, has struggled for Brazil so far. He has only managed one goal in three matches and this was against Switzerland.


As the 2022 World Cup draws near, many are wondering who will be the standout performer. So far, it seems as though there is no clear front-runner. In fact, one of the biggest stories of this year has been Cristiano Ronaldo’s historic performance at the European Championship, where he scored 5 goals and managed to help Portugal reach the final. Meanwhile, Neymar has had a less successful time in Russia – scoring 9 goals but also suffering from several injuries. Which player will take home glory in Qatar? We’ll have to wait and see!


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