Most FIFA World Cup Wins

The Fifa World Cup, also known as the World Cup, is an international football tournament contested by men’s national football teams. The World Cup is held by host nations every four years, these nations have included so far: Brazil, Italy, France, Uruguay, Switzerland, Mexico and Germany both of which have hosted twice, Chile England, Sweden, Japan and South Korea jointly hosting the tournament, Spain, the United States, Argentina, South Africa, Russia, and the 2022 World Cup is being hosted in Qatar.

The way the World Cup competition is structured is by a qualification stage for the tournament that takes place the three years preceding the actual competition itself, this stage determines who qualifies for the World Cup and who does not. The nation that hosts the World Cup automatically qualifies for the competition. The next stage is what is known as the “Group Stage”, where a total of 32 countries are put into 8 different groups and play three matches against each other and whoever comes out on top reaches the round of sixteen. After the matches for the round of sixteen are carried out the victors go to the quarter finals, the semi finals, followed by the World Cup final.

The World Cup began in 1930, taking a brief break due to World War Two. The competition itself is incredibly popular and sees billions of football fans tuning in worldwide to support their representative countries. In 2018, around 3.572 billion people watched.

World Cup Final

To reach the World Cup final, as various countries have in the past including Brazil and France, a team must first have made it through qualification stage to even enter the competition to begin with, made it against the odds in the group stage, battled through the last sixteen, and smashed through the quarter finals and semi finals, simply to reach the final battle ground: the FIFA World Cup Final. It is an achievement that not many countries have had the honor of achieving and is one of the most sought after trophies and titles in world football.

World Cup Winners List

FIFA World Cup winners is a prestigious international title in world football and is a trophy many sought after, with football players viewing it as the pinnacle of competitions to partake in and win. Thus, football legends, like Diego Maradona or Pelé, are by all means assisted in their titles as football legends by winning a World Cup title – Maradona has won one and Pelé has won three.

The country with the most FIFA World Cup wins is Brazil who hold five world titles, which they won in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002. Other nations also hold more than one World Cup title between them, these include: Italy and Germany who both have won four titles, France, the current champions, Uruguay and Argentina, all have two titles each. While England and Spain have only one title each. The nations that do win the World Cup usually have in common that they have a rich and expansive football history, good domestic football leagues, and a quality football environment that produces world class players. Take Brazil, for example, which has won the most World Cup titles, this nation has produced countless legendary players, such as: Pelé, Adriano, Ronaldhino, Neymar, Ronaldo, Socrates, Kaka, Rivaldo, Zico, and the list goes on. These players, throughout the years, have undoubtedly contributed to Brazil’s overall success in the World Cup.

Learn for yourself how countries compare to one another in terms of number of World Cup won by surveying the data in the charts.

World Cup Wins by Country

Argentina

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Brazil

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#1 in the World

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#2 in the World

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France

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#5 in the World

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#5 in the World

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Germany

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#2 in the World

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#1 in the World

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Italy

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#3 in the World

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#3 in the World

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Spain

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#7 in the World

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#11 in the World

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United Kingdom

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#8 in the World

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#13 in the World

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Uruguay

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#6 in the World

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#9 in the World

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