Top 5: Players that have scored 5 goals in one game
6th October 2015

Oleg Salenko (Russia vs Cameroon)

28/6/1994 Football World Cup 1994 - Cameroon v Russia - Record breaking goalscorers Roger Milla and Oleg Salenko - Oleg Salenko scored a record breaking 5 goals in this match. Photo: Mark Leech / Offside

To this day, Salenko is still the record holder for being the only player to score five goals in a single World Cup match – against Cameroon in 1994.

Despite winning the match 6-1, Russia did not manage to progress into the knockout stages of the competition after suffering defeats to both Brazil and Sweden.

However, the striker did net once more in the group stages, which made him the joint top scorer in the contest. His international career didn’t last too long though as these six goals were the only times he scored in his eight international appearances.


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