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World Cup Champions / winners 1930 - 2010
Year Host Champion Team Runners-up Final's Result Champion Manager
1930 Uruguay Uruguay Argentina 4 - 2 Odino Viera
1934 Italy Italy Czechoslovakia 2 - 1 Vittorio Pozzo
1938 France Italy Hungary 4 - 2 Vittorio Pozzo
1950 Brazil Uruguay Brazil 2 - 1 Colonel Volpe
1954 Switzerland West Germany Hungary 3 - 2 Sepp Herberger
1958 Sweden Brazil Sweden 5 - 2 Vicente Feola
1962 Chile Brazil Czechoslovakia 3 - 1 Aymore Moreira
1966 England England West Germany 4 - 2 Alf Ramsey
1970 Mexico Brazil Italy 4 - 1 Mario Zagalo
1974 Germany West Germany Netherlands 2 - 1 Helmut Schoen
1978 Argentina Argentina Netherlands 3 - 1 Cesar Luis Menotti
1982 Spain Italy West Germany 3 - 1 Enzo Bearzot
1986 Mexico Argentina West Germany 3 - 2 Carlos Bilardo
1990 Italy West Germany Argentina 1 - 0 Franz Beckenbauer
1994 USA Brazil Italy 0 - 0
(pso 3-2)
Carlos Alberto Parreira
1998 France France Brazil 3 - 0 Aime Jacquet
2002 Japan / S. Korea Brazil Germany 2 - 0 Luiz Felipe Scolari
2006 Germany Italy France 1 - 1
(pso 5-3)
Marcello Lippi
2010 South Africa        

World Cup Stats

Oldest World Cup player
The Oldest World Cup player to have played in a World Cup tournament is Roger Milla of Cameroon. He played against Russia in 1994 and was 42 years and 39 days old.

Youngest World Cup player
The youngest World Cup player to have played in a World Cup tournament is Norman Whiteside of Northern Ireland. He played against Yugoslavia in 1982 at the ripe age of 17 years and 41 days old.

Shortest World Cup career
The shortest career in terms of minutes played on field in the history of the World Cup is shared by Tunisia's Khemais Labidi and Argentina's Marcelo Trobbiani. Both played only two minutes. Marcelo Trobbiani appearance was in the final two minutes of his country's 3-2 final win over West Germany in 1986.

World Cup fastest substitution
The fastest substitution in World Cup history came in 1998, when Italy's Alessandro Nesta was replaced by Giuseppe Bergomi in the match against Austria after only 4 minutes. This record was equalled when the young Michael Owen was replaced by the tall Peter Crouch against Sweden in the 2006 World Cup.

World Cup Appearance Records by Country 1930-2006
Rank Country No. of Finals Games Played Won Tied Lost Goals for Goals Ag. Goal Diff. Points (3/win)
1 Brazil 18 92 64 14 14 201 84 +117 206
2 Germany1 16 92 55 19 18 190 112 +78 184
3 Italy 16 77 44 19 14 122 69 +53 151
4 Argentina 14 65 33 13 19 113 74 +39 112
5 England 12 55 25 17 13 74 47 +27 92
6 France 12 51 25 10 16 95 64 +31 85
7 Spain 12 49 22 12 15 80 57 +23 78
8 Sweden 11 46 16 13 17 74 69 + 5 61
9 Netherlands 8 36 16 10 10 59 38 +21 58
10 Russia 9 37 17 6 14 64 44 +20 57
11 Serbia & Monte 10 40 16 8 16 62 56 + 6 56
12 Uruguay 10 40 15 10 15 65 57 + 8 55
13 Poland 7 31 15 5 11 44 40 + 4 50
14 Hungary 9 32 15 3 14 87 57 +30 48
15 Mexico 13 45 11 12 22 48 84 -36 45
16 Czech Rep 9 33 12 5 16 47 49 - 2 41
17 Austria 7 29 12 4 13 43 47 - 4 40
18 Belgium 11 36 10 9 17 46 63 -17 39
19 Portugal 4 19 11 1 7 32 21 +11 34
20 Romania 7 21 8 5 8 30 32 - 2 29
21 Switzerland 8 26 8 5 13 37 51 -14 29
22 Chile 7 25 7 6 12 31 40 - 9 27
23 Paraguay 7 22 6 7 9 27 36 - 9 25
24 Denmark 3 13 7 2 4 24 18 + 6 23
25 USA 8 25 6 3 16 27 51 -24 21
26 Croatia 3 13 6 2 5 15 11 + 4 20
27 Cameroon 5 17 4 7 6 15 29 -14 19
28 Scotland 8 23 4 7 12 25 41 -16 19
29 South Korea 7 24 4 7 13 22 53 -31 19
30 Bulgaria 7 26 3 8 15 22 53 -31 17
31 Turkey 2 10 5 1 4 20 17 + 3 16
32 Peru 4 15 4 3 8 19 31 -12 15
33 Rep. of Ireland 3 13 2 8 3 10 10 0 14
34 N. Ireland 3 13 3 5 5 13 23 -10 14
35 Nigeria 3 11 4 1 6 14 16 - 2 13
36 Colombia 4 13 3 2 8 14 23 - 9 11
37 Morocco 4 13 2 4 7 12 18 - 6 10
38 Costa Rica 3 10 3 1 6 12 21 - 9 10
39 Norway 3 8 2 3 3 7 8 - 1 9
40 Ecuador 2 7 3 0 4 7 8 - 1 9
41 Senegal 1 5 2 2 1 7 6 + 1 8
42 East Germany 1 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
43 Japan 3 10 2 2 6 8 14 - 6 8
44 Saudi Arabia 4 13 2 2 9 9 32 -23 8
45 Ukraine 1 5 2 1 2 5 7 - 2 7
46 Algeria 2 6 2 1 3 6 10 - 4 7
47 Tunisia 4 12 1 4 7 8 17 - 9 7
48 Wales 1 5 1 3 1 4 4 0 6
49 Ghana 1 4 2 0 2 4 6 - 2 6
50 South Africa 2 6 1 3 2 8 11 - 3 6
51 Australia 2 7 1 2 4 5 11 - 6 5
52 Iran 3 9 1 2 6 6 18 -12 5
53 North Korea 1 4 1 1 2 5 9 - 4 4
54 Cuba 1 3 1 1 1 5 12 - 7 4
55 Ivory Coast 1 3 1 0 2 5 6 - 1 3
56 Jamaica 1 3 1 0 2 3 9 - 6 3
57 Honduras 1 3 0 2 1 2 3 - 1 2
58 Angola 1 3 0 2 1 1 2 - 1 2
59 Israel 1 3 0 2 1 1 3 - 2 2
60 Egypt 2 4 0 2 2 3 6 - 3 2
61 Kuwait 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 - 4 1
62 Trinidad & Tobago 1 3 0 1 2 0 4 - 4 1
63 Bolivia 3 6 0 1 5 1 20 -19 1
64 Iraq 1 3 0 0 3 1 4 - 3 0
65 Slovenia 1 3 0 0 3 2 7 - 5 0
66 Togo 1 3 0 0 3 1 6 - 5 0
67 Canada 1 3 0 0 3 0 5 - 5 0
68 Dutch East Indies 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 - 6 0
69 United Arab Emirates 1 3 0 0 3 2 11 - 9 0
70 China 1 3 0 0 3 0 9 - 9 0
71 New Zealand 1 3 0 0 3 2 12 -10 0
72 Greece 1 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0
73 Haiti 1 3 0 0 3 2 14 -12 0
74 Zaire 1 3 0 0 3 0 14 -14 0
75 El Salvador 2 6 0 0 6 1 22 -21 0
  Total 361 1,416 551 314 551 2,063 2,063 0 1,967


World Cup Penalty Shootouts

Sergio Goycoechea of Argentina has saved the most penalties in total. He saved three against Yugoslavia in the quarterfinal in 1990 and two more in the semifinal against Italy, making his total to five. Claudio Taffarel of Brazil has also saved five, but two of them went over the crossbar, both in the final of 1994. He saved two more against the Netherlands in the semifinal in 1998.

World Cup Penalty Shoot outs
Year Nations Score / Results
1982 West Germany v France 3-3 (5-4)
1986 France v Brazil
West Germany v Mexico
Belgium v Spain
1-1 (4-3)
0-0 (4-1)
1-1 (5-4)
1990 Rep. of Ireland v Romania
Argentina v Yugoslavia
Argentina v Italy
West Germany v EnglandM
0-0 (5-4)
0-0 (3-2)
1-1 (4-3)
1-1 (4-3)
1994 Bulgaria v Mexico
Sweden v Romania
Brazil v Italy
1-1 (3-1)
2-2 (5-4)
0-0 (3-2)
1998 Argentina v England
France v Italy
Brazil v Holland
2-2 (4-3)
0-0 (4-3)
1-1 (4-2)
2002 Spain v Rep. of Ireland
South Korea v Spain
1-1 (3-2)
0-0 (5-3)
2006 Ukraine v Switzerland
Germany v Argentina
Portugal v England
Italy v France
0-0 (3-0)
1-1 (4-2)
0-0 (3-1)
1-1 (5-3)

Overall Penalty shoot-out results
Nation Won Lost Goals
Germany (West) 4 0 17-10
Argentina 3 1 13-12
Brazil 2 1 10-8
France 2 2 15-16
Ukraine 1 0 3-0
South Korea 1 0 5-3
Bulgaria 1 0 3-1
Portugal 1 0 3-1
Belgium 1 0 5-4
Sweden 1 0 5-4
Rep. of Ireland 1 1 7-7
Spain 1 2 10-12
Italy 1 3 13-14
Yugoslavia 0 1 2-3
Netherlands 0 1 2-4
Switzerland 0 1 0-3
Romania 0 2 8-10
Mexico 0 2 2-7
England 0 3 7-11

World Cup
Hall of Shame



Bazzar World Cup records.

Poland's Ernst Willimowski was the only player to score four goals in one single match and still ended up in the losing team. His disapointment was against Brazil in 1938.

The first own-goal in the history of the World Cup was scored by Switzerlands Ernst Lötscher against neighbouring rivals Germany in a replay first round game in 1938.

Ernie Brandts holds the record for the only player to have scored a goal, and an own-goal in the same match. The Dutch players humiliation was against Italy in 1978. Luckily Holland strived to win the match 2-1.




Most goals scored in a World Cup single match
Dates Player and Nation Goals scored
1994 Oleg Salenko (RUSSIA) vs Cameroon 5
Emilio Butragueño (SPAIN) vs Denmark 4
1966 Eusebio (PORTUGAL) vs North Korea 4
1958 Juste Fontaine (FRANCE) vs West Germany 4
1954 Sandor Kocsis (HUNGARY) vs West Germany 4
1950 Ademir (BRASIL) vs Sweden 4
1950 Juan Schiaffino (URUGUAY) vs Bolivia 4
1938 Ernst Willimowski (POLAND) vs Brazil 4
1938 Gustav Wetterström (SWEDEN) vs Cuba 4




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