The Most Successful Soccer-Playing Nations Of All Time

Without a doubt, soccer has to be one of the most popular games in the entire world. It is the most beloved game in every nation. There are a number of the most popular nations that have made it to the top in soccer. Here is our list of some of these.


Brazil is without a doubt the most successful national FIFA World Cup team. They have been champions of this tournament five times. Brazil won this tournament in:

  • 1958
  • 1962
  • 1970
  • 1994
  • 2002

Brazil is the only soccer team which has taken part in all of the 18 FIFA World Cups. Brazil is the one and only South American nation to have won the World Cup in Europe, in 1958, in Sweden, when they claimed victory over the host country in the final of the World Cup Final 5–2.

In addition, Brazil is the only South American national team which has won the World Cup:

  • Once in South America (Chile in 1962),
  • Twice in North America (Mexico in 1970; the United States in 1994),
  • Once in Asia (Korea/Japan in 2002).

Brazil has won the Copa America (which is the South American Soccer Championship) seven times and they’ve also been runners seven times in this tournament.

This country has produced some of some of the absolute best soccer players in the world such as:

  • Pélé (who is the best soccer player of all time)
  • Garrincha
  • Zico
  • Romario
  • Ronaldo
  • Rivaldo
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Neymar

Brazil has also won the Olympic Football Tournament home during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. This South American nation is the second country to keep the World Cup, winning in both 1958 as well as 1962. The only team which Brazil has never beaten is Norway.


Another nation which is at the top of football is Germany. It is the country in the top 2 for soccer. The Germans are the winners of the three World Cups and have also won a number of the European Championships.

Germany has proven itself many times in the World Cup during previous tournaments. The journey of the nation in soccer is one of the fascinating ones. The team lost to the number one – Brazil – in 2002. In the years 2006 and 2010, Germany ended up in position three in the World Cup.

The top players in the team are Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller, Jurgen Klinnsmann, and Miroslav Klose and watching them is as exciting as playing at Dubai online casinos.


Italy has won the FIFA World Cup a total of four times, just as Germany did, They won it in:

  • 1934
  • 1938
  • 1982
  • 2006

Between their two first World Cup wins in both 1934 and 1938, Italy bagged the Central European International Cup, a tournament which existed between 1927 and 1960. In addition, Italy has won the UEFA European Championship in 1968. Italy has four rivalries against a couple of football teams such as Brazil, France, Germany as well as Spain. Italy is ranked among the best soccer teams in history. The rivalries between Italy and France started in 1910 when they beat France 6–2.

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