FIFA World Cup Winners List and Runner-Up List 2022

FIFA World Cup winners list comprises of countries who had won the trophy in the past. Football is dominated mainly by club league championships of different countries, countries rarely compete with each other for any trophy. So the biggest tournament where the teams of various countries compete for the trophy is the FIFA world cup.

It is the most popular international sports tournament in the world. About 190-200 nations try hard to qualify for a place in the final 32 teams playing in the tournament.

The  FIFA World Cup has a rich history with well-documented data. It was started in the year 1930 and it has continued since then as the last world cup was held in 2018. On two occasions it was not held, in 1942 and 1946 because of the Second World War. This year FIFA World Cup 2022 will be happening in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.

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FIFA World Cup Winners List from 1930 to 2018

Check out the complete record of FIFA World Cup winners list 2022 and runner-ups list 2022 below.

YearCountry
1930Uruguay
1934Italy
1938Italy
1950Uruguay
1954West Germany
1958Brazil
1962Brazil
1966England
1970Brazil
1974West Germany
1978Argentina
1982Italy
1986Argentina
1990West Germany
1994Brazil
1998France
2002Brazil
2006Italy
2010Spain
2014Germany
2018France

FIFA World Cup Winners List 2022, Runner-Up, Scores, Facts

This is the comprehensive list of all the winners, runners-ups and the winning scores in the final match.

1930 World Cup  

Winner: Uruguay

Runner Up: Argentina

Score: 4-2 

United States’ best performance in the FIFA world cup came in the 1930 version when it finished in the third position. Uruguay became the first country to lift the FIFA world cup.

1934 World Cup

Winner: Italy

Runner Up: Czechoslovakia

Score: 2-1

Second world cup was held in Italy where the defending champion Uruguay had boycotted it.

1938 World Cup

Winner: Italy

Runner Up: Hungary

Score: 4-2

It was held just before world war II broke out in 1939. Italy won the world cup second time under the same manager. After that next two versions of the world cup (1942 and 1946) were not held due to the outbreak second world war in Europe.

1950 World Cup

Winner: Uruguay

Runner Up: Brazil

Score: 2-1

In 1950, the world cup was held after a gap of 12 years and Uruguay won the world cup after beating their South American rival Brazil.

1954 World Cup

Winner: West Germany 

Runner Up: Hungary

Score: 3-2

Germany won the world cup for the first time.

1958 World Cup

Winner: Brazil

Runner Up: Sweden

Score:5-2

This world cup witnessed the arrival of the 17-year-old boy Pele. He is the youngest player ever to play and score in the world cup.

1962 World Cup

Winner: Brazil

Runner Up: Czechoslovakia

Score: 3-1

Brazil become the second country after Italy to win two consecutive world cup tournaments and this record is not broken to date.

 1966 World Cup

Winner: England

Runner Up: West Germany

Score: 4-2

For the first and only time in history that  England became world champion. 

1970 World Cup

Winner: Brazil

Runner Up: Italy

Score: 4-1

Pele became the only player to win three world cups.

1974 World Cup

Winner: West Germany

Runner Up: Netherlands

Score: 2-1

This world cup is controversial as psychological tactics played by German tabloids to put pressure on the invincible Netherland team and in the end, Germany was the winner.

1978 World Cup

Winner: Argentina

Runner Up: Netherlands

Score: 3-1

Argentina lifted the football world cup trophy for the first time.

1982 World Cup

Winner: Italy

Runner Up: West Germany

Score: 3-1

1986 World Cup  

Winner: Argentina

Runner Up: West Germany

Score: 3-2

Diego Maradona won the golden ball as the tournament’s best player led to the triumph of Argentina in World cup.

1990 World Cup

Winner: West Germany

Runner Up: Argentina

Score: 1-0

For the record third time Germany came out victorious.

1994 World Cup

Winner: Brazil

Runner Up: Italy

Score: 0-0 (Penalty: 3-2 )

1998 World Cup  

Winner: France

Runner Up: Brazil

Score: 3-0

Zinedine Zidane led the Les Blues(France) to the victory of the world cup.

2002 World Cup

Winner: Brazil

Runner Up: Germany

Score: 2-0

It was the golden era of the Brazilian football team consists players Ronaldo Nazario, Ronaldinho, and Rivaldo. Ronaldo won the golden boot award in the tournament.

2006 World Cup

Winner: Italy

Runner Up: France

Score: 1-1 (Penalty: 5-2)

This world cup is famous for Zinedine Zidane’s controversial ‘headbutt’ on Italy’s Marco Materazzi in the finals which France lost in a penalty shootout.

2010 World Cup

Winner: Spain

Runner Up: Netherlands

Score: 1-0

Spain continued their winning run that started with EURO 2008 then FIFA 2010 and their hegemony in world football ended after winning EURO 2012.

2014 World Cup

Winner: Germany

Runner Up: Argentina

Score: 1-0

Brazil hosted the world cup this time. At the group stage, defending champion Spain suffered a crushing defeat. Germany defeated Brazil to go to the finals. The emotional collapse of the Brazilian fans that day on the field demonstrated how much the country loves football. It was Germany’s fourth World Cup victory.

2018 World Cup

Winner: France

Runner Up: Croatia

Score:4-2

Defending champion Germany could not go beyond the group stage and suffered the curse of champions. France was outstanding but Croatia had won the hearts of football fans.

Most World Cup wins by Countries

From the above data, it can be seen that there are 8 teams in total who have won the world cup to date so the number of times a country has won the world cup can be summarized as:-

Country Number of World Cups
Brazil5
Germany4
Italy4
Uruguay2
Argentina2
France2
England1
Spain1
Total21

There are a total of 8 countries who have lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy from 1930-2018. No country has won the world cup back to back two times since 1962 when Brazil lifted the trophy in 1958 as well as in 1962. From the last three world cups, it is seen that defending champions, Italy in 2010, Spain in 2014, and Germany in 2018 could not book their place in the last 16. 

FAQ’s

How many times has the USA won the World Cup?

US Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) never won any world cup.
US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) has won four world cup titles four(1991,1999, 2015 and 2019).

Which country has won the most football World Cups?

Brazil won the world cup titles 5 times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

Which country win World Cup first?

Uruguay in 1930 and again in 1950.

Which countries has won World Cup 4 times?

Italy and Germany

Which countries has won the World Cup 2 times?

Uruguay (1930, 1950) and France (1998, 2018)

Who won the last world cup?

France

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