★ Uruguay is the first nation to win World Cup, 1930.
★ Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal in World Cup history.
★ Most goals in a tournament by one team by Hungary, with 27 goals in 1954 World Cup Match.
★ Most goals scored in a tournament is 171 goals in 1998 World Cup Match.
★ With 67 win, Brazil win most matches in World Cup.
★ With 24 losses, Mexico lost most matches in World Cup.
★ Brazil wins World Cup for 5 times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), most by any team.
★ Germany and Brazil finishes most times in top two places in FIFA World Cup, 7 each.
★ Brazil has the record of Most World Cup appearances, 19 times. They have played every tournament till now from beginning.
★ Most matches played by Lothar Matthäus , Germany with 25 matches.
★ Most matches played by Germany, 99 matches.
★ Italy has most draws with 21 matches.
★ Most goals scored by Brazil 210.
★ Most goals conceded by Germany with 117 till now in World Cup.
★ Brazil, In 2002 World Cup win 7 matches, most by any team in a single World Cup tournament.
★ In 1954 World Cup Hungary scored 27 goals, most goal scored by a team in a single World Cup tournament.
★ Norman Whiteside, Northern Ireland is the youngest player to appeared in World Cup at the age of 17 years and 41 days.
★ Roger Milla from Cameroon is the oldest player to play in World Cup at the age of 42 years and 39 days.
★ Most consecutive wins by Brazil with 11 win from 2002 to 2006.
★ Most consecutive losses by Mexico with 9 matches 1930 to 1958.
★ Most tournaments played by Antonio Carbajal, Mexico and Lothar Matthäus, Germany. Both have played 5 World Cup tournaments.
★ Ronaldo, Brazil (1998–2006) scored most goals in World Cup with 15 goals.
★ Just Fontaine, France scored 13 goals in 1958 World Cup, most goals scored in a tournament.
★ Cafu from Brazil played most matches won, 16.
★ Diego Maradona, Argentina( 1986–1994), has the record of Most appearances as captain with 16 matches.
★ Peter Shilton from England is the oldest captain in World Cup at the age of 40 years and 292 days.
★ Most goals scored in a match by Oleg Salenko(Russia vs. Cameroon, 1994) with 5 goals.
★ Most goals scored in one Final by Geoff Hurst (England vs. West Germany, 1966) with 3 goals.
★ Most hat-tricks by Sándor Kocsis (Hungary), Just Fontaine (France), Gerd Müller (West Germany) and Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina) each 2 times.
★ Youngest hat-trick scorer is Pele, Brazil at 17 years and 244 days.
★ Fastest goal in a Fifa World Cup by Hakan Şükür (Turkey vs. Korea Republic, 2002) in 10.89 seconds.
★ Most goals scored in a final; by one team is Brazil in 1958 World Cup Match with 5 goals.
★ Most times hosted by Mexico, Italy, France, Germany 1974 and Brazil each 2 times.
★ Most Attendance in World Cup final match is 114,600, Argentina v West Germany, 1986, Mexico World Cup 1986.
FIFA World Cups Record
Year Host Winners Runners-up
1930 Uruguay Uruguay Argentina
1934 Italy Italy Czechoslovakia
1938 France Italy Hungary
1950 Brazil Uruguay Brazil
1954 Switzerland West Germany Hungary
1958 Sweden Brazil Sweden
1962 Chile Brazil Czechoslovakia
1966 England England West Germany
1970 Mexico Brazil Italy
1974 West Germany West Germany Netherlands
1978 Argentina Argentina Netherlands
1982 Spain Italy West Germany
1986 Mexico Argentina West Germany
1990 Italy West Germany Argentina
1994 United States Brazil Italy
1998 France France Brazil
2002 S Korea & Japan Brazil Germany
2006 Germany Italy France
2010 South Africa Spain Netherlands
2014 Brazil Germany Argentina
2018 Russia France Croatia