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FIFA World Cup Stats

FIFA World Cup Stats History

No sports competition is viewed globe-wide like the FIFA World Cup is, and the illustrious history of the tournament makes the all-time tournament stats mightily glorified. When these matches roll around, football fans worldwide genuinely come to a standstill. 

The World Cup is unique as it occurs quadrennially, meaning every four years. So naturally, as the tournament only began in 1930, there haven’t been as many winners and inconceivable records smashed.

All-time World Cup stats represent who has turned up the most in this contest, as real success conveys dominance within. Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup five times, the most in history, and due to the rarity of this tournament taking place, that legacy will last lifetimes.

Other winners of the FIFA World Cup have been

  • England – (once in 1966)
  • Spain – (once in 2010)
  • Uruguay – (twice in 1930 and 1950)
  • Argentina – (twice in 1978 and 1986)
  • France-  (twice in 1996 and 2018)
  • West Germany/ Germany – (four times in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014)
  • Italy – (four times in 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006)

This makes up only eight teams that have had the privilege and honor of lifting the World Cup trophy, which displays how prestigious it is.

All-time individual World Cup stats are also incredibly sacred. Most players generally only get three or four opportunities, at most, to compete in this competition and grow their legacy, so no time can be wasted.

Most goals in World Cup history

  • Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 16
  • Ronaldo Nazario (Brazil) – 15
  • Gerd Muller (Germany) – 14
  • Just Fontaine (France) – 13
  • Pele (Brazil) – 12

As you can see, the top scorers in the World Cup’s history are players from well-established nations, like Germany, Brazil, and France. This pattern is the same for assists, and it is critical to understand this concept when FIFA World Cup betting.

How to bet on players using stats

Betting on players to succeed in the World Cup is always incredibly exciting. Whether it’s selecting a player to take home the golden boot or player of the tournament, it is essential to choose wisely based on the strength of each nation.

The top nations ultimately play more games, so it is wise to select the player of the tournament and golden boot winner to play for the side that you believe will lift the silverware.

When determining the players you think will set the contest on alight, it is imperative to understand the form they are coming into the tournament. You can look at players club stats from the season leading up to the World Cup, and whoever is in fine form might just replicate that on the world’s biggest stage.

Lastly, it is critical to know what players each national team manager favors, as different managers have different preferences and systems. There are so many stacked nations that the truth is so many players will end up missing out on game time.

And, of course, less game time means fewer opportunities to perform and boost stats.

Advantages of betting on FIFA World Cup players with stats

The advantage of betting on FIFA World Cup players with stats is that you can often get a sense as to who the top players and sides are, given their respective histories and overall reputation.

Previous statistical history has relayed the importance of being on a strong side, as the top scorers, assisters, and performers have always been on the most formidable teams.

We can also use past stats to see which current players have excelled in previous FIFA World Cups. Not everyone can turn up when the lights are brightest.

FIFA Wold Cup Stats Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, once a player’s team is eliminated, their run at the golden boot ends unless their tally is imposing and uncatchable. It is vital to target players on the best teams.

It is critical to stay up to date with team news and the manager’s preferences, as if a player is not getting game time, they won’t be able to boost their stats. TIP: Check who is in the starting lineups for teams one hour before the game when they come out, and then consider what future or present bets to place.

The maximum is seven, which takes three group stage matches and four knockout rounds into account.

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