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List of FIFA World Cup Winners (From 1930–2022) | Champions of the world

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FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious international tournament that takes place every four years. Nations around the globe compete for the 18-karat gold trophy and prize money. But more than that, countries compete for the glory and the recognition of their country. Before World Cup, Summer Olympics used to be the only main event, but on May 26, 1928, it was decided FIFA to organize World Cup. The FIFA World Cup was first held in Uruguay in 1930. Since then, it has been organized quadrennially, except in the years 1942 and 1946 due to world war 2. Here is the list of all the FIFA World Cup winners names.

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List of FIFA World Cup Winners Names (1930 – 2022)

YearHost NationWinnerRunner upFinal ScoreNumber of Teams
1930UruguayUruguayArgentina4-213
1934ItalyItalyCzechoslovakia2-116
1938FranceItalyHungary4-215
1950BrazilUruguayBrazil2-113
1954SwitzerlandWest GermanyHungary3-216
1958SwedenBrazilSweden5-216
1962ChileBrazilCzechoslovakia3-116
1966EnglandEnglandWest Germany4-216
1970MexicoBrazilItaly4-116
1974West GermanyWest GermanyNetherlands2-116
1978ArgentinaArgentinaNetherlands3-116
1982SpainItalyWest Germany3-124
1986MexicoArgentinaWest Germany3-224
1990ItalyWest GermanyArgentina1-024
1994USABrazilItaly0-0 (3-2)24
1998FranceFranceBrazil3-032
2002South Korea/JapanBrazilGermany2-032
2006GermanyItalyFrance1-1 (5-3)32
2010South AfricaSpainNetherlands1-032
2014BrazilGermanyArgentina1-032
2018RussiaFranceCroatia4-232
2022QatarArgentinaFrance3-3(4-2)32

FIFA world cup winners name: 1934 | Uruguay

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Uruguay was the first country to host and win the world cup. A total of 13 nations participated in the tournament. Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2.  

FIFA world cup winners name: 1934 | Italy

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The second world cup took place in Italy with 16 teams participating. Again, the host of the World Cup Italy won 2-1 against Czechoslovakia. 

FIFA world cup winners name: 1938 | Italy

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France hosted the 1938 FIFA World Cup with 16 nations. Indonesia was the first Asian team to participate in this World Cup.

Italians were again the world champions by defeating Hungary 4-2.


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FIFA world cup winners name: 1950 | Uruguay

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Several teams were either banned or withdrew themselves from the competition due to political reasons that arise during World War 2. Nevertheless, hosts Brazil suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Uruguay.   

FIFA world cup winners name: 1954 | Germany

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The 1954 World Cup was the first tournament that was broadcasted on television. Switzerland hosted the Cup and couldn’t reach the finals. West Germany won 3-2 against Hungary. 

FIFA world cup winners name: 1958 | Brazil

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Sweden hosted the 1958 World Cup and even reached the finals, but was unlucky as Brazil won 5-2. 

FIFA world cup winners name: 1962 | Brazil

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The 1962 World Cup was played in Chile. Brazil won their second world cup by defeating Czechoslovakia 3-1. 

FIFA world cup winners name: 1966 | England

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England hosted the World Cup in 1966 and won their first-ever World Cup by defeating West Germany 4-2 in extra time. 


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FIFA world cup winners name: 1970 | Brazil

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Mexico hosted the 1970 World Cup. Brazil clinched their third World Cup by defeating the Italians 4-1. 

FIFA world cup winners name: 1974 | Germany

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Tournament host West Germany won their 2nd World Cup by defeating the Netherlands 2-1, thus lifting the trophy in front of their nation. 

FIFA world cup winners name: 1978 | Argentina

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Argentina hosted the 1978 World Cup with 16 nations. The Netherlands reached the final again but lost 3-1 in extra time at the hands of Argentina. 

FIFA World Cup 1982 Winner | Italy

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The 12th World Cup was held in Spain and the teams were increased from 16 to 24 due to an increase in the number of qualifying nations. Italy won 3-1 against West Germany.

FIFA World Cup 1986 Winner | Argentina

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The 1986 World Cup was again hosted in Mexico with 24 teams participating. West Germany lost two consecutive finals this time at the hands of Argentina who won their second. 

1990 FIFA World Cup | Germany

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Italy hosted the 1990 World Cup with West Germany reaching the finals for the third time. And this time, they won 1-0 against Argentina. 

1994 WC | Brazil

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The USA hosted the tournament for the first time with Brazil winning their fourth World Cup against Italy, which won 3-2 in the penalty shootout.

 1998 WC | France

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France hosted the 1998 World Cup with the participating team increasing from 24 to 32. The Brazilians reached the finals to win their 5th but lost 3-0 to the host France. 


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2002 WC | Brazil

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One of the most controversial tournaments, the 2002 World Cup was held jointly in South Korea and Japan. China, Ecuador, Senegal, and Slovenia played for the first time. Brazil won 2-0 against Germany, thus winning their 5th World Cup.

2006 WC | Italy

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The 2006 World Cup was hosted in Germany with Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Serbia, and Montenegro qualifying for the first time. Italy won 5-3 on penalties against France. 

2010 WC | Spain

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South Africa hosted the 2010 World Cup. Spain won with a single goal after the extra time against The Netherlands. 

2014 WC | Germany

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Brazil hosted the memorable 2014 World Cup. They suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat against Germany who later defeated Argentina by a single goal. 

FIFA World Cup 2018 | France

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The 21st FIFA World Cup took place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. It was Russia’s first time hosting the event. Around 210 nations competed in the qualifying stages. New generation France took on Croatia with a score of 4-2.

Brazil is the record winner of the tournament with 5 World Cups, followed by Germany and Italy who both have won 4 World Cups each. 

FIFA World Cup 2022 | Argentina

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. Argentina became champions after winning the final against France 4–2 on penalties following a 3–3 draw after extra time.

This was Argentina’s 3rd title and their first since 1986, as well as the first non-European nation to win the tournament since 2002.

Lionel Messi, the Argentine captain was voted the tournament’s best player and won the Golden Ball.


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Who wins most FIFA World Cup?

Brazil is the record winner of the tournament with 5 World Cups, followed by Germany and Italy who both have won 4 World Cups each.

Who won the Golden Boot in FIFA?

Kylian Mbappe won the FIFA 2022 Golden Boot award.

How many Golden Boot does Messi have?

Lionel Messi is the only player to win the Golden boot award for six times.

What is the rank of India in FIFA?

As per the FIFA world rankings, India stands at 106th position (as per February 2023).

Who is No 1 in FIFA ranking?

Brazil is currently the No 1 team in FIFA ranking with a total point of 1840.77 (as per February 2023).

What is FIFA mean?

FIFA is the Federation Internationale de Football Association which was founded in 1904 to provide unity among national football associations. This is arguably the most eminent sports organization in the world.

Who won FIFA World Cup 2022?

Argentina became champions after winning the final against France 4–2 on penalties following a 3–3 draw after extra time. This was Argentina’s 3rd title and their first since 1986, as well as the first non-European nation to win the tournament since 2002.

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Abhishek Mishra
Abhishek Mishra
Greetings, I'm Abhishek Mishra, a passionate sports writer, and football fanatic. Currently, I'm pursuing Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU, DELHI. I have a keen interest in sports and I aspire to become a sports journalist. I want to work in the overall development of sports and also work towards the grassroots and athlete recognition of our country.

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