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

In this article, take a look at the Brazil World Cup Records and Stats. The only five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil are among the most popular teams in FIFA World Cup history.

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

The only five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil are among the most popular teams in FIFA World Cup history. A Seleção is ready to bring out its beautiful football once again in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The most successful FIFA World Cup team Brazil is unsurprisingly the only team to experience each of the 22 FIFA World Cup editions till 2022.

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

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


Brazil’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

21/21

109

73

18

3

1

18

66.97

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

Hosts: 1950 (Runners-up) and 2014 (Fourth Place)

Best Result: Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002)


Brazil’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Group Stage

1934

Italy

First Round (Round of 16)

1938

France

Third Place

1950

Brazil

Runners-up

1954

Switzerland

Quarter-finals

1958

Sweden

Champions

1962

Chile

Champions

1966

England

Group Stage

1970

Mexico

Champions

1974

West Germany

Fourth Place

1978

Argentina

Third Place

1982

Spain

Second Group Stage

1986

Mexico

Quarter-finals

1990

Italy

Round of 16

1994

USA

Champions

1998

France

Runners-up

2002

South Korea & Japan

Champions

2006

Germany

Quarter-finals

2010

South Africa

Quarter-finals

2014

Brazil

Fourth Place

2018

Russia

Quarter-finals

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Brazil:

Last Champions: 2002

Last Runners-up: 1998

Last Finalists: 2002

Last Third Place: 1978

Last Fourth Place: 2014

Last Semi-finals exit: 2014

Last Quarter-finals exit: 2018

Last Round of 16 exit: 1990

Last Group Stage exit: 1966

Last Failed to Qualify: Never


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

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

7-1 vs Sweden in 1950

7-1 vs Germany in 2014

6-1 vs Spain in 1950

3-0 vs France in 1998

5-0 vs Mexico in 1954

3-0 vs Netherlands in 2014

 

Brazil’s FIFA Fair Play Trophy

1982, 1986, 1994 and 2006 (jointly with Spain)


(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Most FIFA World Cup editions

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals

  • Key World Records

  • Awards (only official competition awards)


Most FIFA World Cup editions for Brazil

Djalma Santos (1954, 1958, 1962 and 1966), Pelé (1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970) and Cafu (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006) all appeared on the field in four FIFA World Cup editions.


Top 5 most appearances for Brazil in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Cafu

20

Ronaldo

19

Cláudio Taffarel

18

Dunga

18

Roberto Carlos

17

 

Top 5 most goals for Brazil in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Ronaldo

15

Pelé

12

Ademir

9

Vavá

9

Jairzinho

9

 

Key World Records from Brazil

Player with most FIFA World Cup trophy: Pelé is the only player to win three FIFA World Cup trophies (1958, 1962 and 1970).

Only player to appear in three consecutive FIFA World Cup finals: Cafu played three consecutive FIFA World Cup finals (1994, 1998 and 2002).

Most appearances as a substitute in FIFA World Cup: Denílson holds the record of most appearances as a substitute in FIFA World Cup history with 11 such appearances (1998–2002).


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

Falcão (Silver Ball 1982)

Zico (Bronze Shoe 1982)

Careca (Silver Shoe 1986)

Romário (Golden Ball 1994; Bronze Shoe 1994)

Ronaldo (Golden Ball 1998; Silver Ball 2002; Golden Shoe 2002; Bronze Shoe 2006)

Rivaldo (Silver Shoe 2002)

Neymar (Bronze Boot 2014)

 

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