World Cup 1930-2010


The most important trophy in the world of football, instigated by then FIFA president Jules Rimet in the late twenties in the wake of the great success of the football tournaments at the Olympics in Paris (1924) and Amsterdam (1928), both won by Uruguay. Until 1978, 16 teams were admitted to the final tournament (in 1930 and 1950 this number of participants was not reached however), from 1982 up to the 1994 finals, 24 countries earned the right to play there, while from 1998 onwards 32 are represented.

The original trophy, the Coupe Jules Rimet, was won outright by Brazil after their third win in 1970. It has since been stolen there and never found.

The name of the current trophy is FIFA World Cup. Brazil, (West) Germany, Argentina and Italy have won it twice, France once.

From the final overview below, you will find links to all scores of all qualifying and final tournaments.

From the goal scorers overview (under construction) you find tournamentwise lists of all goal scorers (qualifying and final tournaments).

From the qualifying tournament overview (under construction) you find tournamentwise links to match details of the qualifying tournaments.

Full details on all matches in final and qualifying tournaments up to and including 1998 are now available as well. Those of the final tournament (up to and including 1998) are also linked from the palmares section.


Palmares


1930 Uruguay
1934 Italy
1938 Italy
1942   not held
1946   not held
1950 Uruguay
1954 West Germany
1958 Brazil
1962 Brazil
1966 England
1970 Brazil
1974 West Germany
1978 Argentina
1982 Italy
1986 Argentina
1990 West Germany
1994 Brazil
1998 France
2002 Brazil
2006 Italy
2010 Spain

Countrywise list of winners


Brazil                    5

Italy                     4

(West) Germany            3

Argentina                 2
Uruguay                   2

England                   1
France                    1
Spain                     1


Finals


1930    Uruguay             4-2 Argentina
        [Final tournament in Uruguay]
1934    Italy               2-1 Czechoslovakia             AET
        [Final tournament in Italy] [Qualifying]
1938    Italy               4-2 Hungary
        [Final tournament in France] [Qualifying]
1950    Uruguay             2-1 Brazil
        [Final tournament in Brazil] [Qualifying]
1954    West Germany        3-2 Hungary
        [Final tournament in Switzerland] [Qualifying]
1958    Brazil              5-2 Sweden
        [Final tournament in Sweden] [Qualifying]
1962    Brazil              3-1 Czechoslovakia
        [Final tournament in Chile] [Qualifying]
1966    England             4-2 West Germany               AET
        [Final tournament in England] [Qualifying]
1970    Brazil              4-1 Italy
        [Final tournament in Mexico] [Qualifying]
1974    West Germany        2-1 Netherlands
        [Final tournament in West Germany] [Qualifying]
1978    Argentina           3-1 Netherlands                AET
        [Final tournament in Argentina] [Qualifying]
1982    Italy               3-1 West Germany
        [Final tournament in Spain] [Qualifying]
1986    Argentina           3-2 West Germany
        [Final tournament in Mexico] [Qualifying]
1990    West Germany        1-0 Argentina
        [Final tournament in Italy] [Qualifying]
1994    Brazil              0-0 Italy                      AET, 3-2 pen
        [Final tournament in the USA] [Qualifying]
1998    France              3-0 Brazil                  
        [Final tournament in France] [Qualifying]
2002    Brazil              2-0 Germany
        [Final tournament in South Korea and Japan] [Qualifying]
2006    Italy               1-1 France                     AET, 5-3 pen
        [Final tournament in Germany] [Qualifying]
2010    Spain               1-0 Netherlands                AET
        [Final tournament in South Africa] [Qualifying]
2014
        [Final tournament in Brazil] [Qualifying]

Quarterfinals and Beyond


               winners   finalists   semifinals quarterfinals
Brazil            5          7           10           16
Italy             4          6            8           10
(West) Germany    3          7           12           16
Argentina         2          4            4            9
Uruguay           2          2            5            6
France            1          2            5            6
England           1          1            2           10
Spain             1          1            2            6
Netherlands                  3            4            5
Hungary                      2            2            5
Czechoslovakia               2            2            4
Sweden                       1            4            6
Yugoslavia                                2            7
Austria                                   2            4
Poland                                    2            3
Portugal                                  2            2
Soviet Union                              1            5
Chile                                     1            2
USA                                       1            2
Belgium                                   1            1 
Bulgaria                                  1            1
Croatia                                   1            1
South Korea                               1            1
Turkey                                    1            1
Switzerland                                            3
Mexico                                                 2
Paraguay                                               2
Peru                                                   2
Romania                                                2
Bolivia                                                1
Cameroon                                               1
Cuba                                                   1
Denmark                                                1
East Germany                                           1
Ghana                                                  1
Ireland                                                1
Northern Ireland                                       1
North Korea                                            1
Senegal                                                1
Ukraine                                                1
Wales                                                  1
                 19         38           76          152

[NB: for 1930 and 1950, runners-up in the first round groups have been
     counted as quarterfinalists; in 1982 runners-up in the second
     group stage were also included; for 1950 that implies Bolivia
     are counted as quarterfinalists in spite of losing their only
     match 0-8]


Goal Scorers

1930 all scorers final tournament
1934 all scorers qualifying and final tournament
1938 all scorers qualifying and final tournament
1950 all scorers qualifying and final tournament
1954 all scorers qualifying and final tournament
1958 all scorers qualifying and final tournament
1962 all scorers qualifying and final tournament
1966-1998 under construction
2002 all scorers qualifying and final tournament
2006 all scorers qualifying tournament

all top-100 goal scorers final tournaments


Qualifying Tournament Details

1950 1950 qualifying tournament details
1954 1954 qualifying tournament details


Info on Coaches 1930-2002

All-Time Ranking Final Tournaments 1930-2010

All-Time Ranking Qualifying and Final Tournaments

World Cup Champions' Squads 1930-2010

Participating as Player and as Coach

Fathers, Sons and Brothers in World Cups


About this document

Thanks to Martien Maas for a correction

Prepared and maintained by Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Karel Stokkermans (karel@rsssf.com)
Last updated: 15 Jul 2011

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