Most goals, first all-European final: Numbers from U-17 World Cup

England defeated Spain 5-2 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday to lift their maiden FIFA Under-17 World Cup title.

Here are some of the numbers from the 2017 edition of the tournament.


England have become the eighth team to win the U-17 World Cup in their maiden final, joining Nigeria, who won the first competition in 1985, Soviet Union (1987), Saudi Arabia (1989), Ghana (1991), France (2001), Mexico (2005) and Switzerland (2009). Of these countries, Nigeria, Ghana and Mexico are the only ones who went on to win a second title.


The number of goals scored, a new record for most goals at an U-17 World Cup, 11 more than the previous record of 172, which was achieved two years ago in UAE. The goals per game of 3.52 has been bettered only twice before, with Egypt (1997) and Finland (2003) both registering 3.66 goals per game with 117 goals from 32 matches.


England's Rhian Brewster became the fourth player to register two hat-tricks at a single U-17 World Cup, joining Germany's Marcel Witeczek, Florent Sinama Pongolle of France and Cote D'Ivoire's Souleymane Coulibaly. While all four players scored their hat-tricks in back-to-back games, Brewster was the first to do it in two knockout games, scoring in the 4-1 win over U.S. in the quarter-finals and when Brazil were beaten 3-1 in the semi-finals.


The number of shots - the most in the tournament - by Mali in their seven matches, at an average of over 26 per game. The next-best team for the same count of matches played were England, whose 126 shots came at an average of 18 shots per match. One of the best averages came from Guinea, whose three matches yielded 83 shots at an average of nearly 28 per game.


The third time an U-17 World Cup final featured both teams from the same confederation. With Ghana meeting Nigeria in the 1993 final, and the 2015 final featuring Nigeria and Mali, this was the first all-European final in the tournament's history.


The number of goals scored in the final, a new record. The previous record was five, when Ghana beat Brazil 3-2 in the 1995 final.