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STATISTICS
[TEAMS]
Results, goals, streaks and records.
[PLAYERS]
Goalscorers, goalkeepers, appearances, firsts, oldest, youngest, streaks, records etc.
[DISCIPLINE]
Red and yellow cards for players and teams.
[PENALTIES]
Different records in penalty shoot-outs. 
[THE FINAL]
Records & stats about the Final itself.
[CONTINENTS]
The different continents measured up against eachother.
[MISCELLANEOUS]
Coaches, referees, attendances.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 


BASIC WORLD CUP OVERVIEW 1930-2010

                YEAR  HOST         TEAMS MATCHES GOALS  CHAMPIONS
                1930  Uruguay         13    18     70   Uruguay
                1934  Italy           16    17     70   Italy
                1938  France          15    18     84   Italy
                1950  Brazil          13    22     88   Uruguay
                1954  Switzerland     16    26    140   West Germany
                1958  Sweden          16    35    126   Brazil
                1962  Chile           16    32     89   Brazil
                1966  England         16    32     89   England
                1970  Mexico          16    32     95   Brazil
                1974  West Germany    16    38     97   West Germany
                1978  Argentina       16    38    102   Argentina
                1982  Spain           24    52    146   Italy
                1986  Mexico          24    52    132   Argentina
                1990  Italy           24    52    115   West Germany
                1994  United States   24    52    141   Brazil
                1998  France          32    64    171   France
                2002  Korea/Japan     32    64    161   Brazil
                2006  Germany         32    64    147   Italy
                2010  South Africa    32    64    145   Spain


COUNTRIES WHO HAVE WON THE WORLD CUP

                Brazil          5 - 1958 1962 1970 1994 2002
                Italy           4 - 1934 1938 1982 2006
                (West) Germany  3 - 1954 1974 1990
                Uruguay         2 - 1930 1950
                Argentina       2 - 1978 1986
                England         1 - 1966
                France          1 - 1998
                Spain           1 - 2010

APPEARANCES IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL

                Brazil          7 - 1950 1958 1962 1970 1994 1998 2002
                (West) Germany  7 - 1954 1966 1974 1982 1986 1990 2002
                Italy           6 - 1934 1938 1970 1982 1994 2006
                Argentina       4 - 1930 1978 1986 1990
                Netherlands     3 - 1974 1978 2010
                Uruguay         2 - 1930 1950
                France          2 - 1998 2006
                Czechoslovakia  2 - 1934 1962
                Hungary         2 - 1938 1954
                England         1 - 1966
                Spain           1 - 2010
                Sweden          1 - 1958

APPEARANCES IN THE FINAL ROUNDS

                  COUNTRY          CHAMPIONS   FINALIST   SEMIFINAL
                  Brazil               5           7         10
                  Italy                4           6          8
                  (West) Germany       3           7         12
                  Argentina            2           4          4
                  Uruguay              2           2          5
                  France               1           2          5
                  England              1           1          2
                  Spain                1           1          2
                  Netherlands          -           3          4
                  Czechoslovakia       -           2          2
                  Hungary              -           2          2
                  Sweden               -           1          4
                  Poland               -           -          2
                  Yugoslavia           -           -          2
                  Austria              -           -          2
                  Portugal             -           -          2
                  Belgium              -           -          1
                  Chile                -           -          1
                  Soviet Union         -           -          1
                  United States        -           -          1
                  Bulgaria             -           -          1
                  Croatia              -           -          1
                  Turkey               -           -          1
                  South Korea          -           -          1

MOST TOURNAMENTS APPEARED IN
Brazil             19*
Italy              17 
(West) Germany     17 
Argentina          15 
Mexico             14 
England            13 
France             13 
Spain              13 
Belgium            11 
Sweden             11 
Serbia/Yugoslavia  11 
Uruguay            11 

* all tournaments

MOST TOURNAMENTS - NEVER ADVANCING FROM 1st ROUND
8 - Scotland  1954 1958 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1998

MOST TOURNAMENTS - ALWAYS ADVANCING FROM 1st ROUND
3 - Republic of Ireland  1990 1994 2002

MOST TOURNAMENTS - WITHOUT WINNING A MATCH
6 - Mexico      1930 1950 1954 1958 1966 1978
6 - Bulgaria    1962 1966 1970 1974 1986 1998

MOST TOURNAMENTS - WINNING ALL MATCHES
2 - Brazil      1970 2002
1 - Uruguay     1930     
1 - Italy       1938     

MOST WINS OVERALL
Brazil             67
(West) Germany     60
Italy              44

MOST LOSSES OVERALL
Mexico             24
Argentina          20
(West) Germany     20

MOST DRAWS OVERALL
Italy              21
England            19
(West) Germany     19

MOST GOALS SCORED OVERALL
Brazil            210
(West) Germany    206
Italy             126

FEWEST GOALS SCORED OVERALL
Canada              0
China               0
Dutch East Indies   0
Trinidad & Tobago   0
Za´re               0

MOST GOALS CONCEDED OVERALL
(West) Germany    117
Mexico             89
Brazil             88

FEWEST GOALS CONCEDED OVERALL
Angola              2
Israel              3
Iraq                4
Trinidad & Tobago   4
Wales               4

HIGHEST AVERAGE OF GOALS SCORED PER MATCH
Hungary         2.72    87 goals in 32 matches
Brazil          2.16   210 goals in 97 matches
Germany         2.08   206 goals in 99 matches

LOWEST AVERAGE OF GOALS CONCEDED PER MATCH
Angola          0.67     2 goals in  3 matches
Rep. of Ireland 0.77    10 goals in 13 matches
Wales           0.80     4 goals in  5 matches

MOST GOALS SCORED IN ONE TOURNAMENT
TEAM            YEAR   GOALS   MATCHES   POS
Hungary         1954     27       5        2
West Germany    1954     25       6        1
France          1958     23       6        3
Brazil          1950     22       6        2
Brazil          1970     19       6        1
Argentina       1930     18       5        2
Brazil          2002     18       7        1
Austria         1954     17       5        3
Portugal        1966     17       6        3
West Germany    1970     17       6        3
Uruguay         1954     16       5        4
Brazil          1958     16       6        1
Poland          1974     16       7        3
France          1982     16       7        4
Germany         2010     16       7        3

MOST GOALS CONCEDED IN ONE TOURNAMENT
TEAM            YEAR   GOALS   MATCHES   POS
South Korea     1954     16       2    16/16
Sweden          1950     15       5     3/13
France          1958     15       6     3/16
Belgium         1986     15       7     4/24
Za´re           1974     14       3    16/16
Haiti           1974     14       3    15/16
West Germany    1958     14       6     4/16
West Germany    1954     14       6     1/16
El Salvador     1982     13       3    24/24
Mexico          1930     13       3    13/13

MOST WINS IN ONE TOURNAMENT
TEAM             YEAR     W  D  L   POS
Brazil           2002     7  0  0     1
Brazil           1970     6  0  0     1
France           1998     6  1  0     1
Argentina        1986     6  1  0     1
Italy            1990     6  1  0     3
Spain            2010     6  0  1     1
West Germany     1974     6  0  1     1
Netherlands      2010     6  0  1     2
Poland           1974     6  0  1     3

UNDEFEATED TEAMS IN ONE TOURNAMENT
TEAM             YEAR   P   W  D  L   OUT
Brazil           2002   7   7  0  0     -
France           1998   7   6  1  0     -
Argentina        1986   7   6  1  0     -
Italy*           1990   7   6  1  0    SF
Italy            2006   7   5  2  0     -
Brazil           1994   7   5  2  0     -
West Germany     1990   7   5  2  0     -
Italy            1982   7   4  3  0     -
France*          2006   7   4  3  0     F
Brazil           1978   7   4  3  0   2Ph
Brazil           1970   6   6  0  0     -
England          1966   6   5  1  0     -
Brazil           1962   6   5  1  0     -
Brazil           1958   6   5  1  0     -
Italy            1934   5   4  1  0     -
Brazil*          1986   5   4  1  0    QF
England          1982   5   3  2  0   2Ph
Argentina*       2006   5   3  2  0    QF
England*         2006   5   3  2  0    QF
Spain*           2002   5   3  2  0    QF
Italy*           1998   5   3  2  0    QF
Mexico*          1986   5   3  2  0    QF
Italy            1938   4   4  0  0     -
Uruguay          1930   4   4  0  0     -
Uruguay          1950   4   3  1  0     -
Switzerland*     2006   4   2  2  0    2R
Rep. of Ireland* 2002   4   1  3  0    2R
Scotland         1974   3   1  2  0    1R
New Zealand      2010   3   0  3  0    1R
Belgium          1998   3   0  3  0    1R
Cameroon         1982   3   0  3  0    1R

* eliminated on penalty shoot-out

MOST MEETINGS BETWEEN TWO TEAMS
7 - Brazil vs Sweden                   
7 - (West) Germany vs Yugoslavia/Serbia

1938 BRA v SWE 4-2   1954 GER v YUG 2-0
1950 BRA v SWE 7-1   1958 GER v YUG 1-0
1958 BRA v SWE 5-2   1962 GER v YUG 0-1
1978 BRA v SWE 1-1   1974 GER v YUG 2-0
1990 BRA v SWE 2-1   1990 GER v YUG 4-1
1994 BRA v SWE 1-1   1998 GER v YUG 2-2
1994 BRA v SWE 1-0   2010 GER v SER 0-1

MOST GOALSCORERS FOR ONE TEAM IN ONE TOURNAMENT
10 - France 1982 [Bossis Couriol Genghini Girard]     
                 [Giresse Platini Rocheteau Six]      
                 [Soler Tresor]                       
10 - Italy  2006 [Del Piero Gilardino Grosso Iaquinta]
                 [Inzaghi Materazzi Pirlo Toni]       
                 [Totti Zambrotta]                    

MOST GOALSCORERS FOR ONE TEAM IN ONE MATCH
7 Scorers - Yugoslavia v Za´re (1974)        9-0
            [Bajevic Dzajic Surjak Katalinski]  
            [Bogicevic Oblak Petkovic]          

MOST GOALS IN ONE MATCH
12 Goals - Austria v Switzerland (1954)    7-5
11 Goals - Brazil v Poland (1938)          6-5
           Hungary v West Germany (1954)   8-3
           Hungary v El Salvador (1982)   10-1
10 Goals - France v Paraguay (1958)        7-3
 9 Goals - Argentina v Mexico (1930)       6-3
           Hungary v South Korea (1954)    9-0
           West Germany v Turkey (1954)    7-2
           France v West Germany (1958)    6-3
           Yugoslavia v Za´re (1974)       9-0

HIGHEST SCORING DRAW
8 Goals - England v Belgium (1954)         4-4
          Soviet Union v Colombia (1962)   4-4

BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN IN ONE MATCH
9 Goals - Hungary v El Salvador (1982)    10-1
          Hungary v South Korea (1954)     9-0
          Yugoslavia v Za´re (1974)        9-0
8 Goals - Sweden v Cuba (1938)             8-0
          Uruguay v Bolivia (1950)         8-0
          Germany v Saudi Arabia (2002)    8-0

LARGEST DEFICIT OVERCOME IN A WIN
3 Goals - Austria v Switzerland (1954)    0-3 to 7-5
          Portugal v North Korea (1966)   0-3 to 5-3

LARGEST DEFICIT OVERCOME IN A DRAW
3 Goals - Colombia v Soviet Union (1962)  0-3 to 4-4
          Uruguay v Senegal (2002)        0-3 to 3-3

VARIOUS TEAM STREAKS

MOST SUCCESSIVE WINS

11 by Brazil:

2002   1R   Turkey          W  2-1
       1R   China           W  4-0
       1R   Costa Rica      W  5-2
       2R   Belgium         W  2-0
       QF   England         W  2-1
       SF   Turkey          W  1-0
       F    Germany         W  2-0
2006   1R   Croatia         W  1-0
       1R   Australia       W  2-0
       1R   Japan           W  4-1
       2R   Ghana           W  3-0


MOST SUCCESSIVE DEFEATS:

9 by Mexico:

1930   1R   France          L  1-4
       1R   Chile           L  0-3
       1R   Argentina       L  3-6
1950   1R   Brazil          L  0-4
       1R   Yugoslavia      L  1-4
       1R   Switzerland     L  1-2
1954   1R   Brazil          L  0-5
       1R   France          L  2-3
1958   1R   Sweden          L  0-3


MOST SUCCESSIVE DRAWS

5 by Belgium:

1998   1R   Netherlands     D  0-0
       1R   Mexico          D  2-2
       1R   South Korea     D  1-1
2002   1R   Japan           D  2-2
       1R   Tunisia         D  1-1


MOST SUCCESSIVE GAMES UNDEFEATED

13 by Brazil:

1958   1R   Austria         W  3-0
       1R   England         D  0-0
       1R   Soviet Union    W  2-0
       QF   Wales           W  1-0
       SF   France          W  5-2
       F    Sweden          W  5-2
1962   1R   Mexico          W  2-0
       1R   Czechoslovakia  D  0-0
       1R   Spain           W  2-1
       QF   England         W  3-1
       SF   Chile           W  4-2
       F    Czechoslovakia  W  3-1
1966   1R   Bulgaria        W  2-0


MOST SUCCESSIVE GAMES WITHOUT A WIN

17 by Bulgaria:

1962   1R   Argentina       L  0-1
       1R   Hungary         L  1-6
       1R   England         D  0-0
1966   1R   Brazil          L  0-2
       1R   Portugal        L  0-3
       1R   Hungary         L  1-3
1970   1R   Peru            L  2-3
       1R   West Germany    L  2-5
       1R   Morocco         D  1-1
1974   1R   Sweden          D  0-0
       1R   Uruguay         D  1-1
       1R   Netherlands     L  1-4
1986   1R   Italy           D  1-1
       1R   South Korea     D  1-1
       1R   Argentina       L  0-2
       2R   Mexico          L  0-2
1994   1R   Nigeria         L  0-3


MOST SUCCESSIVE GAMES WITHOUT SCORING A GOAL

5 shared between Bolivia...

1930   1R   Yugoslavia      L  0-4
       1R   Brazil          L  0-4
1950   1R   Uruguay         L  0-8
1994   1R   Germany         L  0-1
       1R   South Korea     D  0-0

...and Algeria:

1986   1R   Brazil          L  0-1
       1R   Spain           L  0-3
2010   1R   Slovenia        L  0-1
       1R   England         D  0-0
       1R   United States   L  0-1
       

MOST SUCCESSIVE GAMES WITHOUT CONCEDING A GOAL

5 shared between Italy 1990...

1990   1R   Austria         W  1-0
       1R   United States   W  1-0
       1R   Czechoslovakia  W  2-0
       2R   Uruguay         W  2-0
       QF   Rep. of Ireland W  1-0

...and Switzerland 2006-2010:

2006   1R   France         D  0-0
       1R   Togo           W  2-0
       1R   South Korea    W  2-0
       2R   Ukraine [0-3ap]D  0-0
2010   1R   Spain          W  1-0


MOST SUCCESSIVE MINUTES WITHOUT CONCEDING A GOAL

559 - Switzerland 1994 + 2006-2010

 

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