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

In this article, take a look at the Belgium World Cup Records and Stats. Belgium are now among the exciting teams from the UEFA as their talented players are desperate to lift the country to the world football stage.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 21.11.2022
Belgium World Cup Records and Stats

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Belgium are now among the exciting teams from the UEFA as their talented players are desperate to lift the country to the world football stage.

Some experts believe that Belgium have the ability to stun the football world in the FIFA World Cup 2022, who were the third-best team in the last WC edition.  

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

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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


  • Fair Play Trophy


Belgium’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

13/21

48

20

9

1

0

19

41.67

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

Hosts: Never

Best Result: Third Place (2018)


Belgium’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Group Stage

1934

Italy

First Stage (Round of 16)

1938

France

First Stage (Round of 16)

1950

Brazil

Did not enter

1954

Switzerland

Group Stage

1958

Sweden

Did not qualify

1962

Chile

Did not qualify

1966

England

Did not qualify

1970

Mexico

Group Stage

1974

West Germany

Did not qualify

1978

Argentina

Did not qualify

1982

Spain

Group Stage

1986

Mexico

Fourth Place

1990

Italy

Round of 16

1994

USA

Round of 16

1998

France

Group Stage

2002

South Korea & Japan

Round of 16

2006

Germany

Did not qualify

2010

South Africa

Did not qualify

2014

Brazil

Quarter-finals

2018

Russia

Third Place

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Belgium:

Last Third Place: 2018

Last Fourth Place: 1986

Last Semi-finals exit: 2018

Last Quarter-finals exit: 2014

Last Round of 16 exit: 2002

Last Group Stage exit: 1998

Last Failed to Qualify: 2010


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

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

5-2 vs Tunisia in 2018

5-2 vs Germany in 1934

3-0 vs El Salvador in 1970

4-1 vs Italy in 1954

3-0 vs Panama in 2018

4-1 vs Soviet Union in 1970

 

Belgium’s FIFA Fair Play Trophy

2002


(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 Belgium

Enzo Scifo (1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998) and Franky Van Der Elst (1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998) appeared in four editions of FIFA World Cup.

 

Top 5 most appearances for Belgium in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Enzo Scifo

17

Jan Ceulemans

16

Franky van der Elst

14

Eric Gerets

12

Thibaut Courtois

*

12

*Still Playing


Top 5 most goals for Belgium in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Romelu Lukaku

*

5

Marc Wilmots

5

Jan Ceulemans

4

Léopold Anoul

3

Nico Claesen

3

*Still Playing


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

Michel Preud'homme [Lev Yashin Award 1994 (now known as Golden Glove award)]

Thibaut Courtois (Golden Glove 2018)

Eden Hazard (Silver Ball 2018)

Romelu Lukaku (Bronze Shoe 2018)

Enzo Scifo (Young Player Award 1984)

 

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