Philipp Lahm, Full Back/Defensive Midfielder, considered by many to be one of the best full backs of his generation, and was included in the World Cup team of the tournament in 2006, 2010, and 2014, and the UEFA Team of the Tournament in 2008 and 2012 and in the UEFA Team of the Year 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Although Lahm is right-footed, he is able to play on both sides of the pitch, due to his tactical intelligence and versatility. He often cuts from the flank to the inside of the pitch to either shoot and/or pass. In particular, he is renowned for his pace, technique, stamina, and precise tackling abilities, as well as his small stature, which earned him the nickname the “Magic Dwarf”.
In the 2006 World Cup match between Portugal and The Netherlands, there were 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards in the 90 minute game. The referees averaged a card approximately every 5 ½ minutes! The game holds the record for cards shown at any FIFA-administered international tournament. The dirtiest World Cup match barely finished 1-0, and is known as the “Battle of Nuremburg.”
7. Stefan Kraft (12.03.2017, Oslo - World Cup winner) - 5
Podium classification (1st-2nd-3rd):
1. Stefan Kraft (8-3-6) 2. Kamil Stoch (7-3-2) 3. Domen Prevc (4-1-1) 4. Daniel Andre Tande (2-4-0) 5. Maciej Kot (2-1-0) 6. Andreas Wellinger (1-8-3) 7. Michael
(1-1-2) 8. Severin Freund (1-1-0) 9. Peter Prevc (1-0-1) 10. Noriaki Kasai (0-1-1) 11. Robert Johansson (0-1-0) 11. Andreas Stjernen (0-1-0) 13. Markus Eisenbichler (0-0-3) 14. Manuel Fettner (0-0-2) 15. Richard Freitag (0-0-1) 15. Evgeniy Klimov (0-0-1) 15. Andreas Kofler (0-0-1) 15. Jurij Tepes (0-0-1) 15. Piotr Żyła (0-0-1)
Best competitions for nations without any individual podiums:
Bulgaria: Wladimir Zografski - 47 place in Sapporo Czech Republic: Roman Koudelka - 5 place in Sapporo Estonia: Kaarel Nurmsalu - 30 place in Obertsdorf and PyeongChang Finland: Jarko Määttä - 14 place in Innsbruck France: Vincent Descombes Sevoie - 5 place in Kuusamo Canada: MacKenzie Boyd-Clowes - 12 place in Klingenthal Kazakhstan: Marat Zhaparov - 44 place in Wisla South Korea: Kim Hyun-ki - 44 place in PyeongChang United States: Kevin Bickner - 15 place in Vikersund Switzerland: Simon Ammann - 11 place in Sapporo Italy: Sebastian Colloredo - 9 place in Innsbruck
Final classification: 1. Stefan Kraft, 2. Kamil Stoch, 3. Andreas Wellinger
Jumpers with full number on jumps: 11
Daniel Andre Tande was never 4th when Maciej Kot was 5th and vice versa.
Andreas Wellinger gained more second places (8) than Daniel Andre Tande fourths (7) and Maciej Kot fifths (5).
Poland is the only team, which had used only four players in all six team competitions.
Slovenia had used a total of 10 players in team competitions.
Poland is the only team, which had stood on the podium in all team competitions (2 wins, 2 second places, 2 third places).
Austria had the most used jumpers (17) and the most pointers (11)
Fatih Arda Ipcioglu didn’t qualified for the Lillehammer’s contest in Raw Air tournament, but that competition was cancelled later. That means Turk formally didn’t made debut in World Cup, but he was on 81 place in the RA tournament.
The organizers disqualified jumpers 28 times.
Four players gained points in every World Cup competition - Manuel Fettner, Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot and Piotr Żyła.
Vincent Descombes Sevoie gained more points than Switzerland (including team competition).
Robert Johansson beat ski flying hill record twice (in Vikersund and Planica), but Stefan Kraft jumped further same days.
A total of 15 players were in the TOP10 of World Cup’s classification. Without final TOP10, were there: Severin Freund, Vincent Descombes Sevoie, Karl Geiger, Andreas Kofler, Piotr Żyła.
2016-17 in screens
(last picture was made by me :3)
2016-17 Awards (imo only)
Jumper of the season: Stefan Kraft
Revelation of the season: Robert Johansson
Disappointment of the season: Simon Ammann
Surprise of the season: Vincent Descombes Sevoie
Team of the season: Poland
Coach of the season: Stefan Horngacher (Poland)
Jump of the season: Stefan Kraft (253,5 metres in Vikersund)
Competition of the season: 18,03,2017, Vikersund, team competition
Fail of the season: Andreas Wellinger (19.03.2017, Vikersund, final RA competition)