A round-up of FIFA winners from 1930-2010

World Cup 2010

  • Winners Spain
  • Teams 32
  • Golden Boot Thomas Mueller (Germany) – 5
  • Stats Total of 145 goals were scored (2.27 average goals per match), Germany (16) scored the most
  • Number of matches 64

World Cup 2006

  • Winner Italy
  • Teams 32
  • Notable Absentees Cameroon, Nigeria
  • Surprises Angola, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Golden Boot Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 5
  • Stats A total of 147 goals were scored (2.30 per match); Germany (14) scored the most
  • Number of matches 64

World Cup 2002

  • Winner Brazil
  • Teams 32
  • Notable absentees Netherlands
  • Surprises Senegal, South Korea, Turkey
  • Golden Boot Ronaldo (Brazil) – 8
  • Stats A total of 161 goals were scored (2.52 per match); Brazil (18) scored the most
  • Number of matches 64

 

World Cup 1998

  • Winner France
  • Teams 32
  • Notable absentees Russia
  • Surprises Jamaica, Japan, South Africa
  • Golden Boot Davor Suker (Croatia) – 6
  • Stats A total of 171 goals were scored (2.67 per match); France (15) scored the most
  • Number of matches 64

World Cup 1994

  • Winner Brazil
  • Teams 24
  • Notable absentees England, France
  • Surprises Greece, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia
  • Golden Boot Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria), Oleg Salenko (Russia) – 6
  • Stats A total of 141 goals were scored (2.71 per match); Sweden (15) scored the most
  • Number of matches 52

World Cup 1990

  • Winner West Germany
  • Teams 24
  • Notable absentees Denmark, France, Portugal
  • Surprises Costa Rica, Republic of Ireland, UAE
  • Golden Boot Salvatore Schillaci (Italy) – 6
  • Stats A total of 115 goals were scored (2.21 per match), which was the lowest goals-per-match ratio in World Cup history; West Germany (15) scored the most
  • Number of matches 52

 

 

World Cup 1986

  • Winner Argentina
  • Teams 24
  • Notable absentees Netherlands
  • Surprises Canada, Iraq
  • Golden Boot Gary Lineker (England) – 6
  • Stats A total of 132 goals were scored (2.54 per match); Argentina (14) scored the most
  • Number of matches 52

World Cup 1982

  • Winner Italy
  • Teams 24
  • Notable absentees Netherlands, Mexico
  • Surprises Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait, New Zealand
  • Golden Boot Paolo Rossi (Italy) – 6
  • St2>ats A total of 146 goals were scored (2.81 per match); France (16) scored the most
  • Number of matches 52

World Cup 1978

  • Winner Argentina
  • Teams 16
  • Notable absentees England, Czechoslovakia, USSR
  • Surprises Iran, Tunisia
  • Golden Boot Mario Kempes (Argentina) – 6
  • Stats A total of 102 goals were scored (2.68 per match); Argentina and Netherlands (15) scored the most
  • Number of matches 38

World Cup 1974

  • Winner West Germany
  • Teams 16
  • Notable absentees England, France, Hungary, Spain, USSR
  • Surprises Australia, Haiti and Zaire
  • Golden Boot Grzegorz Lato (Poland) – 7
  • Stats A total of 97 goals were scored (2.55 per match); Poland (16) scored the most
  • Number of matches 38

World Cup 1970

  • Winner Brazil
  • Teams 16
  • Notable absentees Argentina, France, Portugal, Spain
  • Surprises Morocco, the first African qualifiers since World War II
  • Golden Boot Gerd Muller (Germany) – 10
  • Number of matches 32

World Cup 1966

  • Winner England
  • Teams 16
  • Surprises North Korea
  • Golden Boot Eusébio (Portugal) – 9
  • Stats A total of 89 goals were scored (2.78 per match); Portugal (17) scored the most
  • Number of matches 32

World Cup 1962

  • Winners Brazil
  • Teams 16
  • Teams in qualifiers 56
  • Notable absentees Sweden
  • Surprises Colombia
  • Golden Boot Garrincha, Vavá (Brazil), Leonel Sánchez (Chile), Drazan Jerkovic (Yugoslavia) , Flórián Albert (Hungary), Valentin Ivanov (USSR) – 4
  • Stats A total of 89 goals were scored (2.78 per match); Brazil (14) scored the most
  • Number of matches 32

World Cup 1958

  • Winner Brazil
  • Teams 16
  • Notable absentees Italy, Uruguay
  • Surprises Wales, Northern Ireland
  • Golden Boot Just Fontaine (France) – 13
  • Stats A total of 126 goals were scored (3.60 per match); France (23) scored the most
  • Number of matches 35

World Cup 1954

  • Winners West Germany
  • Teams 16
  • Notable absentees Spain
  • Surprises Korean Republic
  • Golden Boot Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 11
  • Stats A total of 140 goals were scored (5.38 per match); Hungary (27) scored the most
  • Number of matches 26

World Cup 1950

  • Winner Uruguay
  • Teams 13
  • Notable absentees France, Germany, Hungary
  • Surprises Bolivia
  • Golden Boot Ademir (Brazil) – 9
  • Stats A total of 88 goals were scored (4.00 per match); Brazil (22) scored the most
  • Number of matches 22

World Cup 1938

  • Winner Italy
  • Teams 15
  • Notable absentees Argentina, England, Spain, Uruguay
  • Surprises Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Cuba
  • Golden Boot Leônidas (Brazil) – 7
  • Stats A total of 84 goals were scored (4.67 per match); Hungary (15) scored the most
  • Number of matches 18

World Cup 1934

  • Winner Italy
  • Teams 16
  • Notable absentees Holders Uruguay, England
  • Surprises Egypt
  • Golden Boot Oldrich Nejedlý (Czechoslovakia) – 5
  • Stats A total of 70 goals were scored (4.12 per match); Italy (12) scored the most
  • Number of matches 17

World Cup 1930

  • Winner Uruguay
  • Teams 13
  • Notable absentees Of the major European countries, only France took part
  • Surprises USA, who finished third
  • Golden Boot Guillermo Stábile (Argentina) – 8
  • Stats A total of 70 goals were scored (3.89 per match); Argentina (18) scored the most
  • Number of matches 18
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