One of the most awaited and the biggest event in sports is about to begin in less than a year in 2014. The FIFA World Cup 2014 is being hosted by Brazil. Brazil has already won the FIFA World Cup 5 times before this which is the most by any team. The excitement about the World Cup has started to rise so we decided to take a look at some of the FIFA World Cup all time teams & players records. These records include the teams who have won the most FIFA World Cup titles, the most successful players in this tournament, highest number of appearances in FIFA World Cup finals by a football team and the player who has overall scored the most goals in FIFA World Cups till now.
“FIFA World Cup All Time Teams & Players Records”
Following is the list of all the football teams that have won the FIFA World Cup at-least twice till now.
|1||Brazil||20||5||1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002|
|2||Italy||17||4||1934, 1938, 1982, 2006|
|3||Germany||17||3||1954, 1974, 1990|
Top goal scorer in FIFA World Cup:
Ronaldo= 15 Goals
The record for scoring the highest number of goals in FIFA World Cups belongs to the legendary striker from Brazil national football team, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima commonly known as just “Ronaldo”. Ronaldo is widely considered as one of the all time greatest football player and was the part of Brazil football team that won the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups. In his career he has scored 15 goals in FIFA World Cups and this record has not been broken yet.
The most successful Player in FIFA World Cups:
Pele= 3 World Cup wins
The most successful player in FIFA World Cup also belongs to Brazil. Pele is regarded as the best football player in the world. Pele is the only player ever in the history of FIFA World Cup to be the part of a World Cup winning team for three times. He also holds the record for being the youngest player to win a FIFA World Cup.
Highest number of appearances by a football team in World Cup Finals:
Lothar Matthaus= 25 appearances
This record is being held by the former Midfielder from German football team, Lothar Matthaus. Lothar Matthaus has appeared made 25 appearances in FIFA World Cups. He is being followed by Paolo Maldini, Diego Maradona and Uwe Seeler with 23, 21 and 21 appearances respectively.