History of FIFA World Cup Football

The World Cup football tournament is organised by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) once in four years since 1930. It was on July 18, 1930 that the first-ever World Cup match was played between Uruguay and Chile, at the newly built Centenary Stadium in Montevideo (Uruguay). The World Cup now officially designated as Jules-Rimet Cup, named after the French lawyer who was the President of FIFA from 1921 to 1953, is 12 inch high and made of solid gold.

Winner at a Glance

Year: 2014

Venue: Brazil
Winner: Germany
Runners: Argentina

  • Man of the Match: Mario GOETZE (GER)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: James RODRIGUEZ(COL)
  • Adidas Golden Ball: Lionel Messi(Argentina)
  • adidas Golden Glove: Manuel Neuer(GER)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Colombia
  • Best Young Player Award: Paul Pogba(FRA)

Year: 2010

Venue: South Africa
Winner: Spain
Runners: Netherland

  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Thomas MUELLER(GER)
  • Adidas Golden Ball: Diego FORLAN(URU)
  • adidas Golden Glove: Iker CASILLAS(ESP)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Spain
  • Best Young Player Award: Thomas MUELLER(GER)

Year: 2006

Venue: Germany
Winner: Italy
Runners: France

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Zinedine ZIDANE (FRA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Miroslav KLOSE (GER)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Gianluigi BUFFON (ITA)
  • Best Young Player Award: Lukas PODOLSKI (GER)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Spain, Brazil
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Portugal

Year: 2002

Venue: Korea/Japan
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Germany

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Oliver KAHN (GER)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: RONALDO (BRA)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Oliver KAHN (GER)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Belgium
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Korea Republic

Year: 1998

Venue: France
Winner: France
Runners: Brazil

  • Adidas Golden Ball: RONALDO (BRA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Davor SUKER (CRO)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Fabien BARTHEZ (FRA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: England, France
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: France

Year: 1994

Venue: USA
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

  • Adidas Golden Ball: ROMARIO (BRA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Oleg SALENKO (RUS), Hristo STOICHKOV (BUL)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Michel PREUDHOMME (BEL)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Brazil

Year: 1990

Venue: Italy
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Argentina

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Salvatore SCHILLACI (ITA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Salvatore SCHILLACI (ITA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: England

Year: 1986

Venue: Mexico
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Germany FR

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Diego MARADONA (ARG)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Gary LINEKER (ENG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1982

Venue: Spain
Winner: Italy
Runners: Germany FR

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1978

Venue: Argentina
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Mario KEMPES (ARG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina

Year: 1974

Venue: Germany
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Grzegorz LATO (POL)

Year: 1970

Venue: Mexico
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

  • Golden Shoe: Gerd MUELLER (GER)

Year: 1966

Venue: England
Winner: England
Runners: Germany FR

  • Golden Shoe: EUSEBIO (POR)

Year: 1962

Venue: Chile
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Florian ALBERT (HUN), Valentin IVANOV (URS), Drazen JERKOVIC (YUG), Leonel SANCHEZ (CHI), VAVA (BRA), GARRINCHA (BRA)

Year: 1958

Venue: Sweden
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Sweden

  • Golden Shoe: Just FONTAINE (FRA)

Year: 1954

Venue: Switzerland
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: Sandor KOCSIS (HUN)

Year: 1950

Venue: Brazil
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Brazil

  • Golden Shoe: ADEMIR (BRA)

Year: 1938

Venue: France
Winner: Italy
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: LEONIDAS (BRA)

Year: 1934

Venue: Italy
Winner: Italy
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Oldrich NEJEDLY (TCH)

Year: 1930

Venue: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Argentina

  • Golden Shoe: Guillermo STABILE (ARG)
  • Adidas Golden Ball: Diego MARADONA (ARG)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Gary LINEKER (ENG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1982

Venue: Spain
Winner: Italy
Runners: Germany FR

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1978

Venue: Argentina
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Mario KEMPES (ARG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina

Year: 1974

Venue: Germany
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Grzegorz LATO (POL)

Year: 1970

Venue: Mexico
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

  • Golden Shoe: Gerd MUELLER (GER)

Year: 1966

Venue: England
Winner: England
Runners: Germany FR

  • Golden Shoe: EUSEBIO (POR)

Year: 1962

Venue: Chile
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Florian ALBERT (HUN), Valentin IVANOV (URS), Drazen JERKOVIC (YUG), Leonel SANCHEZ (CHI), VAVA (BRA), GARRINCHA (BRA)

Year: 1958

Venue: Sweden
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Sweden

  • Golden Shoe: Just FONTAINE (FRA)

Year: 1954

Venue: Switzerland
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: Sandor KOCSIS (HUN)

Year: 1950

Venue: Brazil
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Brazil

  • Golden Shoe: ADEMIR (BRA)

Year: 1938

Venue: France
Winner: Italy
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: LEONIDAS (BRA)

Year: 1934

Venue: Italy
Winner: Italy
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Oldrich NEJEDLY (TCH)

Year: 1930

Venue: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Argentina

  • Golden Shoe: Guillermo STABILE (ARG)

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