It’s time for 32 nations from around the world to do their best at the FIFA World Cup.
The four-yearly competition is almost underway and we will see some of the world’s best players and teams compete for the Jules Rimet Trophy.
Since the first World Cup, held in Uruguay in 1930, the best players from around the world have proven themselves and made history with their skill and ability – some more than others. World Cup competition is always the toughest and we will see that very soon.
But before we delve into the madness, let’s take a look back at some of the greatest teams to ever compete in the legendary tournament:
Which is the greatest single team in World Cup history?
The 1970 Brazil team is considered the greatest individual team in World Cup history. Not only did the club win the Jules Rimet trophy, they also inspired a generation to come.
Brazil has participated in every World Cup since the inaugural tournament, more than any other country. During this ninth edition of the competition, Brazil had an unstoppable offensive with Pelé in the lead and in the middle.
The team played Italy in the final and Pelé scored the first goal with a header. Pelé assisted goals from Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto to help secure their 4-1 win and third World Cup title.
How many goals did Brazil score at the 1970 World Cup?
Seleção Canarinho scored a total of 19 goals during the 1970 World Cup, including four in the final against Italy.
Who was in the Brazil squad in 1970?
Here is Brazil’s squad that took part in the 1970 World Cup:
- Felix – goalkeeper
- Brito – defender
- Wilson Piazza – defender
- Carlos Alberto – defender
- Clodoaldo – Midfield
- Marco Antonio – defender
- Jairzinho – Forward
- Gerson – midfield
- Tostao – Midfield
- Pelé – Forward
- Rivellino – midfield
- Ado – goalkeeper
- Roberto – Forward
- Baldochi – defender
- Fontana – defender
- Everaldo – defender
- Joel Camargo – Defense Attorney
- Paulo Cesar – midfield
- Dario – Forward
- Ze Maria – defender
- Leao – goalkeeper
How many World Cup appearances did Brazil have?
Brazil have made a whopping 21 World Cup appearances since the tournament opened in 1930. Since qualifying for this year’s World Championship, that’s a total of 22 participations.
That’s the most World Cup appearances of any nation.
How many World Cup titles has Brazil won?
Brazil has won five world titles over the years. Here are those opportunities:
1. 1958 – Brazil defeats Sweden 5-2 in the final
2. 1962 – Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the final
3. 1970 – Brazil defeats Italy 4-1 in the final
4. 1994 – Brazil defeats Italy 3-2 in the final
5. 2002 – Brazil defeats Germany 2-0 in the final
What are some other great teams in World Cup history?
Here are some of the greatest teams in World Cup history:
1. Brazil, 1970
2. West Germany, 1974
3. Spain, 2010
4. Brazil, 1958
5. Brazil, 1962
6. Brazil, 1982
7. Hungary, 1954
8. Netherlands, 1978
9. Brazil, 2002
10. Netherlands, 1974
11. Italy, 1938
12. West Germany, 1990
13. France, 1998
14. Uruguay, 1930
15. Italy, 1982
16. Uruguay, 1950
17. Argentina, 1986
18. West Germany, 1954
19. England, 1966
20. France, 1986