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

In this article, take a look at the Spain World Cup Records and Stats. The one-time FIFA World Cup winners Spain are ready for the 22nd FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar 2022.

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

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The one-time FIFA World Cup winners Spain are ready for the 22nd FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar 2022.

Spanish players are ready to entertain the football world once again with their trademark team game on the field during 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 Spain.

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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

Spain’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

15/21

63

30

15

1

3

18

47.62

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

Hosts: 1982 (Second Group Stage)

Best Result: Champions (2010)


Spain’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Did not enter

1934

Italy

Quarter-finals

1938

France

Withdrew

1950

Brazil

Fourth Place

1954

Switzerland

Did not qualify

1958

Sweden

Did not qualify

1962

Chile

Group Stage

1966

England

Group Stage

1970

Mexico

Did not qualify

1974

West Germany

Did not qualify

1978

Argentina

First Group Stage

1982

Spain

Second Group Stage

1986

Mexico

Quarter-finals

1990

Italy

Round of 16

1994

USA

Quarter-finals

1998

France

Group Stage

2002

South Korea & Japan

Quarter-finals

2006

Germany

Round of 16

2010

South Africa

Champions

2014

Brazil

Group Stage

2018

Russia

Round of 16

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Spain:

Last Champions: 2010

Last Runners-up: Never

Last Finalists: 2010

Last Third Place: Never

Last Fourth Place: 1950

Last Semi-finals exit: Never

Last Quarter-finals exit: 2002

Last Round of 16 exit: 2018

Last Group Stage exit: 2014

Last Failed to Qualify: 1974


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

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

6-1 vs Bulgaria in 1998

6-1 vs Brazil in 1950

5-1 vs Denmark in 1986

5-1 vs Netherlands in 2014

4-0 vs Ukraine in 2006

3-1 vs Sweden in 1950

 

Spain’s FIFA Fair Play Trophy

2006 (jointly with Brazil), 2010 and 2018


(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 Spain

Andoni Zubizarreta (1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998), Iker Casillas (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014), Xavi (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014), Andrés Iniesta (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) and Sergio Ramos (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) all appeared in four FIFA World Cup editions.


Top 5 most appearances for Spain in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Iker Casillas

17

Sergio Ramos

17

Andoni Zubizarreta

16

Xavi

15

Carles Puyol

14

 

Top 5 most goals for Spain in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

David Villa

9

Emilio Butragueño

5

Fernando Morientes

5

Raúl

5

Estanislau Basora

4

 

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

Emilio Butragueño (Silver Shoe 1986)

Iker Casillas (Golden Glove 2010)

David Villa (Bronze Ball 2010; Silver Boot 2010)

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