Teams With the Most FIFA World Cup Victories

With around 1.5 billion people watching from stadiums and TV, the FIFA World Cup is the most popular sports event in history. As such, the winners of this coveted tournament are not only crowned the best soccer nation on earth but receive all of the glory and praise that comes with it. Here are the national teams that have won the most FIFA World Cup tournaments.


The Azzuri have been a regular fixture in World Cups, winning their first trophy in 1934; the second-ever edition of soccer’s greatest showcase. The Italians successfully defended their crown in 1938, however, they had to wait until 1982 to get their hands on the trophy once again. In 2006, Italy won their fourth World Cup, defeating France in a nail-biting penalty shootout.


Winning their first World Cup in 1954 as West Germany, the Bavarians won again in 1974 and 1990. In 2014, they won the tournament for the first time as a united Germany, scoring late in extra time to beat Argentina 1-0 in the final.


Brazil remains the greatest footballing nation on earth, with five World Cup trophies to their name. With their most recent victory coming in 2002, it’s been a while since the Seleção has been bathed in glory, however, the heroics of Pele in the victories in 1958, 1962, and 1970 will forever be cherished.

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