Most Interesting FIFA World Cup History From 1930 to 2022

FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest events in sports. Billions of people across the world eagerly wait for this tournament as it comes once in four years. FIFA World Cup 2022 is about to start and here I come to give you a nostalgic feeling as I am sharing the most interesting FIFA World Cup History from 1930 to 2022.

Here in this detailed writeup, I am going to share How the FIFA World Cup started, FIFA World Cup winners by Year, the Most Goals in FIFA World Cup history, the Biggest Win in FIFA World Cup History, the Biggest Defeat in FIFA World Cup History, Worst Defeat in FIFA World Cup History, Fastest Goal in FIFA World Cup History and many more interesting things from FIFA World Cup History.

So it is a full package for you, read this writeup till the end and enjoy. Do not forget to share with your crazy friends.

FIFA World Cup History

There is an interesting story behind organizing the first FIFA world cup, Before 1930 football was a part of the Summer Olympics. The 1932 Summer Olympics was organized by Los Angeles and Los Angeles did not want to include football in the tournament as it was not that popular sport in the USA at that time. So the footwall was removed from the Summer Olympics in 1932.

FIFA World Cup History

Jules Rimet was the president of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) at that time he decided to start the FIFA World Cup tournament. Uruguay was the two-time world champion and was to celebrate its centenary of independence in 1930. So FIFA invited Uruguay to host the first FIFA World Cup in 1930.

Everything was set but another problem arose, the European countries denied sending their teams to Uruguay as it was a long and costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean for European sides. Until two months before the tournament, it seemed like no European country would play in the first FIFA world cup, eventually, four European countries managed to send their teams to Uruguay. In total there were 13 countries participated in the first FIFA World Cup.

Countries Took Part In The First FIFA World Cup In 1930

  1. Uruguay
  2. Argentina
  3. Brazil
  4. Bolivia
  5. Chile
  6. Mexico
  7. Paraguay
  8. Peru
  9. USA
  10. France
  11. Belgium
  12. Romania
  13. Yugoslavia

Uruguay national football team became the first FIFA World Cup Winners in 1930. The first goal of the FIFA WC was hit by Lucien Laurent of France. Just after four days, the first hat trick in world cup history was achieved by  Bert Patenaude of the U.S.

Thus the FIFA World Cup started in 1930 and the World Cup is hosted every four years. By the time this article is written, 21 FIFA tournaments were organized. Due to World War II FIFA tournaments of 1942 and 1946 were canceled. After the 1938 World Cup, the next World Cup was organized in the year 1950, it was hosted by Brazil.

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FIFA World Cup Winners by Year

YearWinning TeamRunner-up TeamHost
1930UruguayArgentinaUruguay
1934ItalyCzechoslovakiaItaly
1938ItalyHungaryFrance
1950UruguayBrazilBrazil
1954West GermanyHungarySwitzerland
1958BrazilSwedenSweden
1962BrazilCzechoslovakiaChile
1966EnglandWest GermanyEngland
1970BrazilItalyMexico
1974West GermanyNetherlandsWest Germany
1978ArgentinaNetherlandsArgentina
1982ItalyWest GermanySpain
1986ArgentinaWest GermanyMexico
1990West GermanyArgentinaItaly
1994BrazilItalyUnited States
1998FranceBrazilFrance
2002BrazilGermanySouth KoreaJapan
2006ItalyFranceGermany
2010SpainNetherlandsSouth Africa
2014GermanyArgentinaBrazil
2018FranceCroatiaRussia
2022N/AN/AQatar

Most Goals in FIFA World Cup History

Here is a list of the top 7 players who scored the most goals in a single FIFA World Cup. Just Fontaine scored the most goals 13 in a single FIFA World Cup in the year 1958.

Player NameGoalsTeamYear
Ronaldo8Brazil2002
Ademir8Brazil1950
Guillermo Stábile8Argentina1930
Eusébio9Portugal1966
Gerd Müller10West Germany1970
Sándor Kocsis11Hungary1954
Just Fontaine13France1958

Biggest Win in FIFA World Cup History

Biggest Win in FIFA World Cup History

When we talk about the biggest win in FIFA World Cup History, I remember 1982’s Hungary vs El Salvador match. The event was hosted by Spain. The match was on 15 June 1982, Hungary defeated El Salvador by a gap of 9 goals (10-1).

That match set two unbroken records in FIFA World Cup history. Hungary became the first team in FIFA history to score a double-digit goal in a single game. Till date no one has been able to break this record.

Another unbroken record is that Hungarian substitute László Kiss scored a hat-trick. It was the first ever and the only hat-trick by a substitute. László Kiss made another record of hitting the fastest-ever hat-trick in the world cup, he scored a hat-trick in just 7 minutes. This match we consider the biggest win in FIFA World Cup history and also the biggest defeat in FIFA World Cup History.

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Fastest Goal in FIFA World Cup History

Hakan Sukur

Hakan Sukur, a Turkish player holds the record for hitting the fastest goal in FIFA world cup history. In the year 2002, Turkish player Hakan Sukur scored the fastest goal in just 11 seconds against South Korea in the year 2002. The world cup was jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan.

Conclusion

FIFA World Cup 2022 is about to start in Qatar. We all are very excited about the tournament. So here I shared some of the greatest moments in the history of the FIFA world cup. Let us know which is your favorite moment of the world cup by commenting on this article. Please do not forget to share this article with your friends who are crazy about football and eagerly waiting for FIFA 2022.

FAQs

Which country won the first FIFA world cup in 1930?

Uruguay won the first FIFA world cup in 1930.

Who scored the fastest goal in FIFA world cup history?

Hakan Sukur from Turkey has a record for hitting the fastest goals in the FIFA world cup. He took only 11 seconds to score a goal.

How much prize money will the 2022 World Cup winners get?

FIFA officially confirmed that FIFA World Cup 2022 winner will get a record $42 million in prize money.

How many times FIFA World Cup been held?

Excluding 2022, FIFA WC has been held a total of 21 times.

Which country has won FIFA World Cup most time?

Brazil has won 5 FIFA World Cups.

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