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FIFA World Cup 2022: Uruguay - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the Uruguay World Cup Records and Stats. The two-time FIFA World Cup champions Uruguay are set for the FIFA World Cup 2022 to inspire the nation in a fresh way.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.11.2022
Uruguay World Cup Records and Stats

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The two-time FIFA World Cup champions Uruguay are set for the FIFA World Cup 2022 to inspire the nation in a fresh way.

Uruguay have a rich history in FIFA World Cup. Experienced Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani and other La Celeste players are ready to rewrite the WC history in the Qatar 2022 edition.

Before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, let’s check out some crucial FIFA World Cup records and stats for Uruguay.

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Note: All the records are till FIFA World Cup 2018

(Team Records)

Contents

  • Brief records

  • Hosts

  • Best Result

  • Final place in every edition

  • Last records

  • Match records (Top 3)

>  Biggest winning margin

>  Biggest losing margin

Uruguay’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

13/21

56

24

12

1

0

20

42.86

(Drawn: including penalty shootout matches; Winning %: excluding penalty shootouts)

Hosts: 1930 (Champions)

Best Result: Champions (1930 and 1950)


Uruguay’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Champions

1934

Italy

Did not enter

1938

France

Did not enter

1950

Brazil

Champions

1954

Switzerland

Fourth Place

1958

Sweden

Did not qualify

1962

Chile

Group Stage

1966

England

Quarter-finals

1970

Mexico

Fourth Place

1974

West Germany

Group Stage

1978

Argentina

Did not qualify

1982

Spain

Did not qualify

1986

Mexico

Round of 16

1990

Italy

Round of 16

1994

USA

Did not qualify

1998

France

Did not qualify

2002

South Korea & Japan

Group Stage

2006

Germany

Did not qualify

2010

South Africa

Fourth Place

2014

Brazil

Round of 16

2018

Russia

Quarter-finals

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Uruguay:


Last Champions: 1950

Last Runners-up: Never

Last Finalists: 1950

Last Third Place: Never

Last Fourth Place: 2010

Last Semi-finals exit: 2010

Last Quarter-finals exit: 2018

Last Round of 16 exit: 2014

Last Group Stage exit: 2002

Last Failed to Qualify: 2006


Uruguay’s match records in FIFA World Cup (Top 3)

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

8-0 vs Bolivia in 1950

6-1 vs Denmark in 1986

7-0 vs Scotland in 1954

4-0 vs West Germany in 1966

6-1 vs Yugoslavia in 1930

3-0 vs Sweden in 1974


Also Read | FIFA World Cup 2022: Morocco - World Cup Records and Stats and FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia - World Cup Records and Stats 


(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Most FIFA World Cup editions

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals

  • Awards (only official competition awards)

 

Most FIFA World Cup editions for Uruguay

Pedro Rocha played in four different FIFA World Cup editions (1962, 1966, 1970 and 1974).


Top 5 most appearances for Uruguay in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Fernando Muslera

16

Edinson Cavani

*

14

Diego Godín

*

14

Ladislao Mazurkiewicz

13

Luis Suárez

*

13

*Still playing


Top 5 most goals for Uruguay in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Oscar Míguez

8

Luis Suárez

*

7

Diego Forlán

6

Pedro Cea

5

Juan Alberto Schiaffino

5

*Still playing


Uruguay’s FIFA World Cup Awards (only official competition awards)

Diego Forlán (Goal of the Tournament 2006)

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