The countdown continues.
The previous countdown for the Top 30 Players Who Played the Longest Minutes in World Cup, we had previewed the players for the top 30 up to 19 spot. Recapping again, for the 30th spot goes to Lucio and Dino Zoff who played for 1530 minutes, and for the 19th spot goes to three players, 21-19 Iker Casillas, Gaetano Scirea and Peter Shilton who played 1620 minutes. And to continue the ranking, below are the list.
Reigning on this spot is this Brazilian defender who captained 11 of the 18 matches he played in his 4 World Cup appearances (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006). Cafú recorded a total of 1638 minutes of running in his World Cup experience.
17. Bastian Schweinsteiger
Sitting on this rank is another German midfielder who appeared 3 times in the World Cup (2006, 2010 and 2014) and captained 1 of his 20 matches he played.
Bastian recorded a total of 1651 minutes of running in World Cup tournament and slipping 2 World Cup goals.
16. Per Mertesacker
Playing 19 matches for their team in his 3 World Cup appearances (2006, 2010 and 2014), another German defender sit on one of the spot on the top 30 players who played the longest in the World Cup as he tallied a total of 1666 minutes of running on his World Cup participation.
Halfway of this ranking goes with this Brazilian midfielder who captained 11 of the 18 matches he played for the 3 World Cup appearances (1990, 1994 and 1998) he was lined-up. With those records, Dunga run for a total of 1668 minutes in World Cup.
14-13. Sepp Maier and Taffarel
Obtaining the same minutes of run in world cup, these two goalkeepers had settled on this spot.
German goalkeeper, Sepp Maier, earned a total of 1680 minutes of pitch-running on the 18 matches he played for the 3 appearances (1970, 1974 and 1978) he stood by the goal post.
Another player on this rank who also jogged for 1680 minutes in his World Cup moments is this Brazilian goalkeeper who played for 18 matches during the 1990, 1994 and 1998.
12. Franz Beckenbauer
With 7 captaincy in his 18 matches, this German defender who appeared in the 1966, 1970 and 1974 World Cup run for a sum of 1691 minutes with a record of 5 goals.
11. Fabio Cannavaro
Having been played in the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cup, this Italian defender captained 10 of his 18 matches he played for Italy making him run for 1710 minutes.
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