Trivia: Brazil at the FIFA World Cup
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.