History Of FIFA World Cup Football

The World Cup football tournament is organised by theFederation 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 betweenUruguay and Chile,at the newly built Centenary Stadium in Montevideo(Uruguay).The World Cup now officially designated asJules-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.

FIFA Golden Boot

The player with the most number of goals at every FIFA World Cup finals is awarded the Golden Boot.However,if two players are tied with the same number of goals,then the winner is decided by the number of assists.

FIFA Golden Ball

Introduced in 1982,the Golden Ball,which is deemed as the most prestigious award of the tournament,is presented to the most outstanding player of the competition.Members of the Technical Study Group of FIFA decide the winner.The players who finish second and third receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball respectively.

FIFA Golden Glove

The goalkeeper with the best performance in the tournament is given the Golden Glove Award.The best goalkeeper is selected by FIFA on the basis of the performance along the final competition.The top prize was earlier called-The Yashin Award(named after famous Russian goalkeeper Lev Yashin)

FIFA Fair Play Award

The Fair Play Award is handed to the team which boasts of the best disciplinary record.The winner in this category has also been selected by the FIFA Technical Study Group.

FIFA Young Player Award

FIFA’s Young Player award recognises the impact made by young footballers in the competition.The award will be presented to the player with the biggest impact at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.Technical qualities such as skill,style and charisma are taken into account,but so are other important factors such as a sense of fair play and a genuine impression that the player is playing for the love of the game.

FIFA World Cup Football 2018

Venue:Russia
Winner:France
Runners:Croatia
Adidas Golden Boot:Harry Kane(Eng)
Adidas Golden Ball:Luka Modric(Croatia)
Adidas Golden Glove:Thibaut Courtois(BEL)
FIFA Fair Play award:Spain
Best Young Player Award:Kylian Mbappe(FRA)

FIFA World Cup Football 2014

Venue:Brazil
Winner:Germany
Runners:Argentina
Adidas Golden Boot: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)

FIFA World Cup Football 2010

Venue:South Africa
Winner:Spain
Runners:Netherland
Adidas Golden Boot:Thomas Muller(GER)
Adidas Golden Ball:Diego Forlan(URU)
Adidas Golden Glove:Iker Casillas(ESP)
FIFA Fair Play award:Spain
Best Young Player Award:Thomas Muller(GER)

FIFA World Cup Football 2006

Venue:Germany
Winner:Italy
Runners:France
Adidas Golden Boot:Miroslav Klose(GER)
Adidas Golden Ball:Zinedine Zidane(FRA)
Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon(ITA)
FIFA Fair Play award:Spain and Brazil
Best Young Player Award:Lukas Podolski(GER)
FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team:Portugal

FIFA World Cup Football 2002

Venue:Korea and Japan
Winner:Brazil
Runners:Germany
Adidas Golden Ball:Oliver Kahn(GER)
Adidas Golden Boot: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
Best Young Player:Landon DONOVAN(USA)

FIFA World Cup Football 1998

Venue:France
Winner:France
Runners:Brazil
Adidas Golden Ball:Ronaldo(BRA)
Adidas Golden Boot: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
Best Young Player:Michael OWEN(ENG)

FIFA World Cup Football 1994

Venue:USA
Winner:Brazil
Runners:Italy
Adidas Golden Ball:Romario(BRA)
Adidas Golden Boot: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

FIFA World Cup Football 1990

Venue:Italy
Winner:Germany FR
Runners:Argentina
Adidas Golden Ball:Salvatore Schillachi(ITA)
Adidas Golden Boot:Salvatore Schillachi(ITA)
Fair Play award:England
Best Young Player:Robert PROSINECKI(YUG)

FIFA World Cup Football 1986

Venue:Mexico
Winner:Argentina
Runners:Germany FR
Adidas Golden Ball:Diego Maradona(ARG)
Adidas Golden Boot:Gary Lineker(ENG)
Fair Play award:Brazil
Best Young Player: Enzo SCIFO(BEL)

FIFA World Cup Football 1982

Venue:Spain
Winner:Italy
Runners:Germany FR
Adidas Golden Ball:Paolo Rossi(ITA)
Adidas Golden Boot:Paolo Rossi(ITA)
Fair Play award:Brazil
Best Young Player:Manuel AMOROS(FRA)

FIFA World Cup Football 1978

Venue:Argentina
Winner:Argentina
Runners:Netherlands
Adidas Golden Boot:Mario Kempes(ARG)
Fair Play award:Argentina
Best Young Player: Antonio CABRINI(ITA)

FIFA World Cup Football 1974

Venue:Germany
Winner:Germany FR
Runners:Netherlands
Adidas Golden Boot:Grzegorz LATO(POL)
Best Young Player:Wladyslaw ZMUDA(POL)
Fair Play Award: Germany FR

FIFA World Cup Football 1970

Venue:Mexico
Winner:Brazil
Runners:Italy
Adidas Golden Boot:Gerd Muller(GER)
Best Young Player:Teofilo CUBILLAS(PER)
Fair Play Award: Peru

FIFA World Cup Football 1966

Venue:England
Winner:England
Runners:Germany FR
Adidas Golden Boot:Eusebio(POR)
Best Young Player:Franz BECKENBAUER(FRG)

FIFA World Cup Football 1962

Venue:Chile
Winner:Brazil
Runners:Czechoslovakia
Adidas Golden Boot:Florian Albert(HUN),Valentin Ivanov(URS),Drazen Jerkovic(YUG),Leonel Sanchez(CHI),Vava(BRA),Garrincha(BRA)
Best Young Player:Florian ALBERT(HUN)

FIFA World Cup Football 1958

Venue:Sweden
Winner:Brazil
Runners:Sweden
Adidas Golden Boot:Just Fontaine(FRA)

FIFA World Cup Football 1954

Venue:Switzerland
Winner:Germany FR
Runners:Hungary
Adidas Golden Boot:Sandor Kocsis(HUN)

FIFA World Cup Football 1950

Venue:Brazil
Winner:Uruguay
Runners:Brazil
Adidas Golden Boot:Ademir(BRA)

FIFA World Cup Football 1938

Venue:France
Winner:Italy
Runners:Hungary
Adidas Golden Boot:Leonidas(BRA)

FIFA World Cup Football 1934

Venue:Italy
Winner:Italy
Runners:Czechoslovakia
Adidas Golden Boot:Oldrich Nejedly(Czechoslovakia)

FIFA World Cup Football 1930

Venue:Uruguay
Winner:Uruguay
Runners:Argentina
Adidas Golden Boot:Guillermo Stabile(ARG)

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