National teams world champions (football)

This article collects the national teams world champions FIFA. The two competitions that award said official[1] title are the two Olympic Tournaments of 1924 and 1928 (organised by the IOC together FIFA) and the current FIFA World Cup (from 1930).[2]


Uruguay in the international plane has attained two World Cup (the first edition of 1930 and the edition of 1950) and has won two Gold Medals in the Olympic Games (in 1924 and 1928), the two only editions recognised by FIFA like championships of the world.[3] The decision took in 1924.[4][5]

Although the FIFA does not promote the statistical unification of the tournaments, the legitimacy of the titles also is confirmed by the fact that the world-wide federation allows to the National football team of Uruguay to show 4 stars in the T-shirt (also in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, unlike other teams that are used to plant the stars to evoke continental triumphs, as traditionally they do the African selections). According to the regulation of the FIFA, each star is equivalent to a world-wide conquered.[6]

Another confirmation comes from of a book published by the FIFA and that contains a section that certifies, with vintage official documents, the position of Uruguay like four times "World Champion of the FIFA".[2]

List of winnersEdit

Team Titles Years
  Brasil 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
  Uruguay 4 (2+2) (1924*, 1928*, 1930, 1950)
  Italia 4 (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
  Germany 4 (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
  Argentina 2 (1978, 1986)
  France 2 (1998, 2018)
  England 1 (1966)
  Spain 1 (2010)
  • *Olympic tournament (official name in English: Men's Olympic Football Tournament) officially recognised by the FIFA like world-wide title.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 (ed.). "London 2012: "No doubts exist. Uruguay are four time FIFA World Champions"". Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  3. El País de Madrid, ed. (June 5, 2016). "Uruguay: dos Mundiales, cuatro estrellas" (in Spanish). Retrieved Aug 28, 2019.
  4. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (ed.). "FIFA WORLD CUP™ ORIGIN" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved November 29, 2007.
  5. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (ed.). "Orígenes de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived (PDF) from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  6., ed. (June 30, 2018). "¿Por qué Uruguay tiene cuatro estrellas en su escudo si sólo ha ganado dos Mundiales?" (in Spanish).