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FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the Saudi Arabia World Cup Records and Stats. The AFC side, Saudi Arabia, has some proud memories of recent FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 20.11.2022
Saudi Arabia World Cup Records and Stats

The AFC side, Saudi Arabia, has some proud memories of recent FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Though Saudi Arabia hasn't had strong records in the past FIFA World Cup tournaments, they are desperate to create new history in the FIFA World Cup 2022.  

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

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


Saudi Arabia’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

5/21

16

3

2

0

0

11

18.75

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

Hosts: Never

Best Result: Round of 16 (1994)


Saudi Arabia’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Did not enter

1934

Italy

Did not enter

1938

France

Did not enter

1950

Brazil

Did not enter

1954

Switzerland

Did not enter

1958

Sweden

Did not enter

1962

Chile

Did not enter

1966

England

Did not enter

1970

Mexico

Did not enter

1974

West Germany

Did not enter

1978

Argentina

Did not qualify

1982

Spain

Did not qualify

1986

Mexico

Did not qualify

1990

Italy

Did not qualify

1994

USA

Round of 16

1998

France

Group stage

2002

South Korea & Japan

Group stage

2006

Germany

Group stage

2010

South Africa

Did not qualify

2014

Brazil

Did not qualify

2018

Russia

Group stage

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Saudi Arabia:

Last Round of 16 exit: 1994

Last Group Stage exit: 2018

Last Failed to Qualify: 2014


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

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

4-0 vs El Salvador in 1970

6-0 vs West Germany in 1978

3-1 vs Czechoslovakia in 1962

5-0 vs Brazil in 1954

3-1 vs South Korea in 1998

4-0  vs Brazil in 1950


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(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Most FIFA World Cup editions

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals


Most FIFA World Cup editions for Saudi Arabia

Sami Al-Jaber (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006) played all 4 FIFA World Cup tournaments as a player. Mohamed Al-Deayea (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006) was also named in four FIFA World Cup squads but didn’t play a game in 2006. 


Top 5 most appearances for Saudi Arabia in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Mohamed Al-Deayea

10

Sami Al-Jaber

9

Abdullah Zubromawi

9

Hussein Abdulghani

9

Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi

6

 

Top 5 most goals for Saudi Arabia in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Sami Al-Jaber

3

Fuad Anwar Amin

2

Saeed Al-Owairan

1

Fahad Al-Ghesheyan

1

Yousuf Al-Thunayan

1


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