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

In this article, take a look at the Portugal World Cup Records and Stats. Portugal are now impressively growing in world football. The Portuguese footballers are ready to inspire the nation in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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

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Portugal are now impressively growing in world football. The Portuguese footballers are ready to inspire the nation in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his boys are ready to make the FIFA World Cup 2022 very special for the country with good performances.

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

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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


Portugal’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

7/21

30

14

6

1

0

10

46.67

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

Hosts: Never

Best Result: Third Place (1966)


Portugal’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Did not enter

1934

Italy

Did not qualify

1938

France

Did not qualify

1950

Brazil

Did not qualify

1954

Switzerland

Did not qualify

1958

Sweden

Did not qualify

1962

Chile

Did not qualify

1966

England

Third Place

1970

Mexico

Did not qualify

1974

West Germany

Did not qualify

1978

Argentina

Did not qualify

1982

Spain

Did not qualify

1986

Mexico

Group Stage

1990

Italy

Did not qualify

1994

USA

Did not qualify

1998

France

Did not qualify

2002

South Korea & Japan

Group Stage

2006

Germany

Fourth Place

2010

South Africa

Round of 16

2014

Brazil

Group Stage

2018

Russia

Round of 16

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Portugal:

Last Third Place: 1966

Last Fourth Place: 2006

Last Semi-finals exit: 2006

Last Quarter-finals exit: Never

Last Round of 16 exit: 2018

Last Group Stage exit: 2014

Last Failed to Qualify: 1998


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

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

7-0 vs North Korea in 2010

4-0 vs Portugal in 2014

4-0 vs Poland in 2002

3-1 vs Morocco in 1986

3-0 vs Bulgaria in 1966

3-1 vs Germany in 2006


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

  • World Record


Most FIFA World Cup editions for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has already played four editions of FIFA World Cup (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018)


Top 5 most appearances for Portugal in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo

*

17

Simão

11

Luís Figo

10

Ricardo Carvalho

10

Pauleta

9

*Still playing


Top 5 most goals for Portugal in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Eusébio

9

Cristiano Ronaldo

*

7

Pauleta

4

José Augusto

3

José Torres

3

*Still playing


World Record from Portugal

Oldest to a hat-trick in a FIFA World match: Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for the oldest hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup match. At the age of 33 years and 130 days, he scored a match-saving hat-trick against Spain in 2018 (3-3). 

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