A look at all-time records scripted by Spanish football team


Spain are considered to be one of the top football teams in Europe.

Having won the FIFA World Cup back in 2010, Spain were undoubtedly a force during late 2000.

They are also a three-time European champion.

Consequently, the team has earned a lot in the past few years, as we take a look at their all-time records.



Most goals David Villa: The goal-scoring machine

When it comes to Spain's goal-scorers, several names come to the mind.

However, the record for the most goals scored for the side stands with David Villa.

Since 2005, the veteran has played 98 matches for the side, scoring 59 goals, at an average of 0.608.

None of the active players are even close to breaking his record.



Most matches Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos: Mr. Dependable of Spain

Once again, a number of players have played too many matches for the side and it's tough to recall every single one of them.

However, the man who outlasts them all is their greatest goal-keeper Iker Casillas, who has played 167 matches in his 16-year career for the side.

However, the record would be broken soon by Sergio Ramos, who too has played 167.



Most penalties 


Fernando Hierro: The stroke-master for Spain

While scoring goals is crucial for any side, scoring via penalty is utterly important, as it gives the side a healthy chance to win.

On the same note, the record for the most goals for Spain via penalty lies with Fernando Hierro, who has scored 10 penalty goals in 89 matches in his 12-year career.

Meanwhile, Villa (nine) can equal or break his record.



Most hat-trick Villa and Fernano Torres: Spain's Mr. Hat-trick

Scoring a hat-trick for a side almost certainly guarantees a win.

As for Spain, a total of 28 men have scored a hat-trick for the side to date.

However, it's Villa, along with Fernando Torres, who has scored the most hat-trick, of three each.

While Villa has scored against Tahiti, Azerbaijan, and Russia, Torres has scored against Tahiti, New Zealand, and San Marino.



Other records A look at some other Spanish records

Biggest win: 13-0 vs Bulgaria (FIFA Friendly)

Most assists: Cesc Fàbregas — 110

Most World Cup goals: Villa — Nine

Most Euro goals: Torres — Five

Most goals in a season: Villa — 13

Most goals in a WC: Villa (2010) and Emilio Butragueño (1986) — Five

Most consecutive wins for a coach since debut: Vicente del Bosque — 13

Undefeated streak: 35 (2007-2009)

 

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