Top 30 Players Who Played the Longest Minutes in World Cup (10-1)

The Top 10 longest minutes come on line.

10. Wolfgang Overath


                Being able to put 3 goals in on his 19 matches during 1966, 1970 and 1974 World Cup, this German midfielder obtain a record of 1762 minutes of running on his World Cup career.


9. Berti Vogts


                This German defender captained 6 of his 19 matches in 1970, 1974 and 1978 World Cup which able him to have a record of 1770 minutes of running in his World Cup career.


8. Miroslav Klose


                Achieving 1775 minutes of running in World Cup pitch during 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2010 in which he played 24 matches, this German forward had also set a record as the number one top scorer of all times in World Cup with 16 total goals.


7.  Grzegorz Lato


                With a 10 goals in his 20 matches he played during the 1974, 1978 and 1982 World Cup, this forward from Poland dashed for 1800 minutes in World Cup history.


 6. Wladyslaw Zmuda


                Another defender from Poland had set a record of 1807 minutes of running in World Cup history in his 21 participated matches during the 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cup.



Diego Maradona


                Intensifying the countdown, this famous Argentine midfielder who captained 16 of the 21 matches he played during the 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994 World Cup in which he scored a total of 8 goals had ran 1913 minutes in the crowd-surrounded stadium.


4.  Philipp Lahm


                On this spot will be given to this German defender who played 20 matches which 13 of it was under his captaincy during the 2006, 2010 and 2014 which he also scored a one goal had set a total of 1920 minutes of running.


3. Uwe Seeler


                This spot goes to another German forward who runs for 21 matches of his 4 World Cup appearances (1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970) in which he captained the 12 matches of his team making him score for total of 8 goals in World Cup as he ran for a total of 1980 minutes.


2. Lothat Matthaus


                Second to the top 30 players who played most minutes in World Cup is another German midfielder who appeared during 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998. Matthaus also captained 12 of the 25 matches he participated booting in a total of six goals in his World Cup experience after running for about 2047 minutes in the field.


1. Paolo Maldini


                Completing and topping our top 30 list is a defender from Italy who played for 23 matches and captained the 13 of them for his team during 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cup, and setting the of 2217 minutes of running in the football World Cup.

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