On this very day the Brazil national football team won their first ever FIFA World Cup title in 1958 after defeating Sweden in the final. Let's take a look at Brazil's performance at the World Cup over the years.
Brazil after lifting the World Cup in 2002. Pic/ AFP
>> Brazil is the only team to have made appearances in all the 20 editions of the World Cup ever since 1930.
>> Brazil has won the World Cup a record 5 times. (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
>> Brazil has finished second, third and fourth two times each.
>> Ronaldo is the leading goal scorer for Brazil with 15 goals overall. He is the second leading goal scorer behind Germany’s Miroslav Klose.
>> Brazil’s greatest rival at the World Cup has been Argentina.
>> Pele has scored on two occasions in the finals where Brazil went on to win the title.
>> Brazil has faced Sweden 7 times in the finals. Brazil won 5 matches with the other two ending in a draw.
>> Brazil has played 104 matches with 70 wins, 17 draws and 17 losses.