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1970 FIFA WORLD CUP
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The 1970 FIFA World Cup took place in Mexico from 31 May to 21 June 1970. This was the first World Cup held in North America and the first also held outside Europe and South America. 16 teams from 5 confederations participated in the final tournament: 9 from Europe (UEFA), 3 from South America (CONMEBOL), 2 from North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF), 1 from Africa (CAF), and 1 from Asia (AFC). Three teams made their first World Cup presentation (El Salvador, Israel, and Morocco).

Times were indeed changing. The 1970 FIFA World Cup marked a new for soccer. Two substitutes were allowed per team, and the use of red and yellow cards was introduced. This was also the first time the World Cup was broadcast in colour around the globe, and hundreds of millions watched and enjoyed the best of sports. Eduardo Sacheri wrote: “Some argue that football has nothing to do with man’s life, with his most essential things. I do not know how much those people know about life. But one thing is sure: they know nothing about soccer". The Secret in Their Eyes (Spanish: El secreto de sus ojos) is a 2009 Argentine crime thriller based on Sacheri's novel La Pregunta de Sus Ojos (The Question in Their Eyes). The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.

The 1970 FIFA World Cup is regarded by many as one of the best World Cups in history. Many delegates were worried about breathing problems associated with high altitude, hot temperatures, and mid-day sun. However, the quality of many games was excellent and  the semifinals as thrillers. The four teams participating had already been world champions. In the first semifinal, which faced two South American teams and old enemies, Brazil defeated Uruguay 3-1. In the other semifinal, which faced two European teams, Italy beat Germany 4-3 in extra-time. Five of the seven goals of this match were scored in extra time. Gianni Rivera, the golden boy of Italian football, scored  the winning goal. This game is regarded as the greatest World Cup game ever and is known as “The Game of the Century”. There is a monument commemorating this match in front of the Estadio Azteca.

The 1970 FIFA World Cup Final was contested at the monumental Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, in front of 107,000 delirious fans and hundreds of millions more watching on television, for the only two-time champions, Brazil, and Italy. Brazil with a bit of samba and an exhibition of attacking football, with an incredible Pelé and a fantastic group of players including Gérson, Carlos Alberto, Jairzinho, Rivelino and Tostão, beat Italy 4-1 winning the third World Cup. After this triumph, Brazil, the first three-time champions, was allowed to keep the Jules Rimet Trophy permanently. Brazil was a perfect machine in this tournament. They clearly won the six games on the way to the title, and so much so, that are remembered as the greatest soccer team of all time. On the other hand, Pelé crowned his career with his third title, and Mario Zagallo became the first man to win the World Cup both as player and coach.

The top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament was Gerd Müller of Germany, who would go on to score ten goals, including hat tricks in consecutive games against Peru and Bulgaria. Müller can hardly forget that year, as well as being the top scorer of the World Cup, was elected the best European player and was the best European scorer with 38 goals. Peruvian Teófilo Cubillas was elected best young player. The names that people probably remember from those times are: Mario Zagallo (Brazilian coach), Dino Zoff (Italian goalkeeper), Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (Uruguayan goalkeeper), Gordon Banks (English goalkeeper), Carlos Alberto (Brazilian defender), Franz Beckenbauer (German defender), Bobby Moore (English defender), Héctor Chumpitaz (Peruvian defender), Bobby Charlton (English midfielder), Clodoaldo (Brazilian midfielder), Gérson (Brazilian midfielder), Gianni Rivera (Italian midfielder and European player of the year), Tostão (Brazilian midfielder), Roberto Rivellino (Brazilian midfielder), Pelé (Brazilian striker), Jairzinho (Brazilian striker), Luigi Riva  (Italian striker), Teófilo Cubillas (Peruvian striker and best young player), and Gerd Müller (German striker and Golden Shoe).

       
QUICK FACTS
                                       
                                       
  Teams
  16
 Adidas Telstar
  When
  31 May 1970 to 21 June 1970
  
  Matches
  32
  Venues
  5
  Attendance
  1,603,975 (average 50,124)
  Goals Scored
  95 (2.97 per match)
                                       
                                       
BRAZIL 4-1 ITALY
  Champion
 Golden shoe
1
10
  Runner-up
2
7
  Third place
3
5
  Fourth Place
 
   Best young player
                                     
                                     
  Antecedents
                                       
Mexico was chosen to host the 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth World Cup, at the FIFA Congress in Tokyo, Japan, on 8 October 1964. There were two bids to host the 1970 FIFA World Cup: Argentina, and Mexico. In one round of voting, Mexico, with 56 votes, defeated Argentina, with 32 votes, for the hosting position. Argentina lost the bid to host the World Cup for the fourth time  (1934, 1942, 1962 and 1970).
   
  Qualification
                                       
 
 Participating countries:
75
 Withdrew:
5
 Qualified automatically:
2
 Teams that played at least one qualifying match:
68
 Matches:
172
 Total goals:
542 (3.15 per match)

A total of 75 teams signed up to participate in the 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds setting a new record number of entries for  the qualifying tournament.  Mexico, as the hosts, and England, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

This was the first time that the African zone as well as the Asian and Oceanian zone were guaranteed a direct place in the final tournament  in Mexico. France, Spain, Hungary and Argentina, all considered great teams at that time, failed to qualify. On the other hand, the Football War was a four-day war fought by El Salvador and Honduras in 1969. The war had clear political reasons –immigration and demographic problems in El Salvador- but was initiated in the qualifying matches between El Salvador and Honduras for the 1970 World Cup. The war began on 14 July on 1969 and cease-fire took full effect on 20 July 1969. It is estimated that El Salvador suffered about 900 troops and civilians killed during the war, and Honduras lost around 2,100 men, most of them civilians. More than 300,000 Salvadorans were displaced due to the war.

The 14 available spots were distributed in continental zones as shown below:

Europe (UEFA): 9 spots. 29 teams competed for 8 direct places. England, as the defending champion, qualified directly. Albania rejected. The entry was not accepted by FIFA.
South America (CONMEBOL): 3 spots. 10 teams competed for 3 direct places.
North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 2 spots. 12 teams competed for only 1 direct place. Mexico, as the hosts, qualified automatically.  Cuba rejected. The entry was not accepted by FIFA.
Africa (CAF): 1 spot. 11 teams competed for only 1 direct place. Guinea and Zaire rejected. The entries were not accepted by FIFA.
Asia (AFC) and Oceania (OFC): 1 spot. 7 teams (including Rhodesia  from Africa) competed for 1 direct place. North Korea refused to play in Israel, so it was withdrew from the competition.

A total of 68 teams played at least one qualifying match, 172 qualifying matches were played, and 542 goals were scored establishing three new records.

                       
1970 WORLD CUP STANDINGS
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Sum(P/Nt)
Title
Pt
Ap.
1
 Brazil
6
6
0
0
19
7
12
12
2.00
0.0625
16.00
C
9
2
 Italy
6
3
2
1
10
8
2
8
1.33
0.1250
8.00
F
7
3
 West Germany
6
5
0
1
17
10
7
10
1.67
0.1875
6.00
TP
7
4
 Uruguay
6
2
1
3
4
5
-1
5
0.83
0.2500
4.00
FP
6
5
 Soviet Union
4
2
1
1
6
2
4
5
1.25
0.3125
2.00
2R
4
6
 Mexico
4
2
1
1
6
4
2
5
1.25
0.3750
2.00
2R
7
7
 Peru
4
2
0
2
9
9
0
4
1.00
0.4375
2.00
2R
2
8
 England
4
2
0
2
4
4
0
4
1.00
0.5000
2.00
2R
6
9
 Sweden
3
1
1
1
2
2
0
3
1.00
0.5625
1.00
1R
5
10
 Belgium
3
1
0
2
4
5
-1
2
0.67
0.6250
1.00
1R
5
11
 Romania
3
1
0
2
4
5
-1
2
0.67
0.6875
1.00
1R
4
12
 Israel
3
0
2
1
1
3
-2
2
0.67
0.7500
1.00
1R
1
13
 Bulgaria
3
0
1
2
5
9
-4
1
0.33
0.8125
1.00
1R
3
14
 Morocco
3
0
1
2
2
6
-4
1
0.33
0.8750
1.00
1R
1
15
 Czechoslovakia
3
0
0
3
2
7
-5
0
0.00
0.9375
1.00
1R
6
16
 El Salvador
3
0
0
3
0
9
-9
0
0.00
1.0000
1.00
1R
1
       
       
TOURNAMENT SUMMARY  
     
     
First Round - Group 1  
     
     
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Soviet Union
3
2
1
0
6
1
5
5
2
 Mexico
3
2
1
0
5
0
5
5
3
 Belgium
3
1
0
2
4
5
-1
2
4
 El Salvador
3
0
0
3
0
9
-9
0
 
   
   
Match 1
0-0
Soviet Union  
Date: 31 May 1970    
Stadium: Estadio Azteca    
Venue: Mexico City    
Attendance: 107,160  
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)  
   
Match 2
3-0
El Salvador  
Date: 3 June 1970
W. Van Moer 12', 54'
 
Stadium: Estadio Azteca  
Venue: Mexico City    
Attendance: 92,205    
Referee: Andrei Rădulescu (Romania)  
   
Match 3
Soviet Union
4-1
Belgium  
Date: 6 June 1970
A. Byshovets 14', 63'
R. Lambert 86'
Stadium: Estadio Azteca  
Venue: Mexico City  
Attendance: 95,261  
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)  
   
Match 4
4-0
El Salvador  
Date: 7 June 2011
J. Valdivia 45', 46'
 
Stadium: Estadio Azteca  
Venue: Mexico City  
Attendance: 103,058    
Referee: Ali Kandil (United Arab Republic)  
   
Match 5
Soviet Union
2-0
El Salvador  
Date: 10 June 2011
A. Byshovets 51', 74'
 
Stadium: Estadio Azteca    
Venue: Mexico City    
Attendance: 89,979  
Referee: Rafael Hormazábal Díaz (Chile)  
   
Match 6
1-0
Belgium  
Date: 11 June 2011  
Stadium: Estadio Azteca
 
Venue: Mexico City    
Attendance: 108,192  
Referee: Angel Norberto Coerezza (Argentina)  
   
First Round - Group 2
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Italy
3
1
2
0
1
0
1
4
2
 Uruguay
3
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
3
 Sweden
3
1
1
1
2
2
0
3
4
 Israel
3
0
2
1
1
3
-2
2
   
   
Match 7
2-0
Israel  
Date: 2 June 1970    
Stadium: Estadio Cuauhtémoc  
Venue: Puebla    
Attendance: 20,654      
Referee: Bob Davidson (Scotland)  
   
Match 8
1-0
Sweden  
Date: 3 June 1970  
Stadium: Estadio Luis Dosal
 
Venue: Toluca    
Attendance: 13,433  
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)  
   
Match 9
0-0
Italy  
Date: 6 June 1970    
Stadium: Estadio Cuauhtémoc    
Venue: Puebla    
Attendance: 29,968  
Referee: Rudi Glöckner (East Germany)  
   
Match 10
Israel
1-1
Sweden  
Date: 7 June 1970   T. Turesson 53'
Stadium: Estadio Luis Dosal
 
Venue: Toluca    
Attendance: 9,624  
Referee: Seyoum Tarekegn (Ethiopia)    
   
Match 11
Sweden
1-0
Uruguay  
Date: 10 June 1970  
Stadium: Estadio Cuauhtémoc
 
Venue: Puebla    
Attendance: 18,163    
Referee: Henry Landauer (United States)    
   
Match 12
0-0
Israel  
Date: 11 June 1970    
Stadium: Estadio Luis Dosal    
Venue: Toluca    
Attendance: 9,890    
Referee: Antonio De Moraes (Brazil)  
   
First Round - Group 3
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Brazil
3
3
0
0
8
3
5
6
2
 England
3
2
0
1
2
1
1
4
3
 Romania
3
1
0
2
4
5
-1
2
4
 Czechoslovakia
3
0
0
3
2
7
-5
0
   
   
Match 13  
1-0
Romania  
Date: 2 June 1970    
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco
 
Venue: Guadalajara    
Attendance: 50,560  
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)  
   
Match 14
4-1
Czechoslovakia  
Date: 3 June 1970 L. Petráš 11'
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco
Pelé 59'
 
Venue: Guadalajara
Jairzinho 61', 83'
 
Attendance: 52,897  
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)  
   
Match 15
Romania
2-1
Czechoslovakia  
Date: 6 June 1970 L. Petráš 5'
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco  
Venue: Guadalajara    
Attendance: 56,818    
Referee: Diego De Leo (Mexico)  
       
Match 16
1-0
England  
Date: 7 June 1970  
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco
 
Venue: Guadalajara    
Attendance: 66,843  
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)  
   
Match 17
3-2
Romania  
Date: 10 June 1970
Pelé 19', 67'
F. Dumitrache 34'
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco E. Dembrovschi 84'
Venue: Guadalajara    
Attendance: 50,804    
Referee: Ferdinand Marschall (Austria)    
   
Match 18
1-0
Czechoslovakia  
Date: 11 June 1970    
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco
 
Venue: Guadalajara    
Attendance: 49,292  
Referee: Roger Machin (France)  
   
First Round - Group 4
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 West Germany
3
3
0
0
10
4
6
6
2
 Peru
3
2
0
1
7
5
2
4
3
 Bulgaria
3
0
1
2
5
9
-4
1
4
 Morocco
3
0
1
2
2
6
-4
1
   
   
Match 19  
Peru
3-2
Bulgaria  
Date: 2 June 1970   D. Dermendzhiev 13'
Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp H. Bonev 49'
Venue: León  
Attendance: 13,765  
Referee: Antonio Sbardella (Italy)  
   
Match 20
2-1
Morocco  
Date: 3 June 1970 H. Jarir 21'
Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp  
Venue: León    
Attendance: 12,942  
Referee: Laurens van Ravens (Netherlands)  
   
Match 21
Peru
3-0
Morocco  
Date: 6 June 1970
T. Cubillas 65', 75'
 
Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp  
Venue: León    
Attendance: 13,537    
Referee: Tofik Bakhramov (Soviet Union)  
       
Match 22
5-2
Bulgaria  
Date: 7 June 1970 A. Nikodimov 12'
Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp
G. Müller 27', 52', 88'
T. Kolev 89'
Venue: León  
Attendance: 12,710  
Referee: José María Ortiz de Mendibil (Spain)  
   
Match 23
3-1
Peru  
Date: 10 June 1970
G. Müller 19', 26', 39'
T. Cubillas 44'
Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp
 
Venue: León    
Attendance: 17,875    
Referee: Abel Aguilar Elizalde (Mexico)    
   
Match 24
Morocco
1-1
Bulgaria  
Date: 11 June 1970   D. Zhechev 40'
Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp    
Venue: León    
Attendance: 12,299  
Referee: Antonio Ribeiro Saldanha (Portugal)  
   
Quarter-Finals
  a.e.t.  
Match 25  
3-2
England  
Date: 14 June 1970 A. Mullery 31'
Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp M. Peters 49'
Venue: León  
Attendance: 23,357  
Referee: Ángel Norberto Coerezza (Argentina)  
   
Match 26
4-2
Peru  
Date: 14 June 1970 A. Gallardo 28'
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco
Tostão 15', 52'
T. Cubillas 70'
Venue: Guadalajara  
Attendance: 54,233  
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)  
   
Match 27
4-1
Mexico  
Date: 14 June 1970
J. Guzmán o.g. 25'
J. González 13'
Stadium: Estadio Luis Dosal
L. Riva 63', 76'
 
Venue: Toluca  
Attendance: 26,851    
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)  
  a.e.t.    
Match 28
1-0
Soviet Union  
Date: 14 June 1970  
Stadium: Estadio Azteca    
Venue: Mexico City    
Attendance: 26,085  
Referee: Laurens van Ravens (Netherlands)  
   
Semi-Finals
   
Match 29
3-1
Uruguay  
Date: 17 June 1970 L. Cubilla 19'
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco  
Venue: Guadalajara  
Attendance: 51,261    
Referee: José María Ortiz de Mendibil (Spain)  
  a.e.t.  
Match 30
4-3
West Germany  
Date: 17 June 1970 K. Schnellinger 90'
Stadium: Estadio Azteca G. Müller 94', 110'
Venue: Mexico City
L. Riva 104'
 
Attendance: 102,444  
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki Maldonado (Mexico)  
   
Third-place Match
   
Match 31  
1-0
Uruguay  
Date: 20 June 1970    
Stadium: Estadio Azteca
 
Venue: Mexico City    
Attendance: 104,403  
Referee: Antonio Sbardella (Italy)  
   
Final
   
Match 32
4-1
 
Date: 21 June 1970
Pelé 18'
R. Boninsegna 37'
Stadium: Estadio Azteca  
Venue: Mexico City  
Attendance: 107,412  
  Referee: Rudi Glöckner (East Germany)  
       
   
         
  STATISTICS
     
   
Goalscorers
   
 
Pos
Player
Country
Flag
Goals
1
 G. Müller  West Germany
10
2
 Jairzinho  Brazil
7
3
 T. Cubillas  Peru
5
4
 Pelé  Brazil
4
 A. Byshovets  Soviet Union
4
6
 Rivelino  Brazil
3
 L. Riva  Italy
3
 U. Seeler  West Germany
3
9
 W. Van Moer  Belgium
2
 R. Lambert  Belgium
2
 Tostão  Brazil
2
 L. Petráš  Czechoslovakia
2
 R. Boninsegna  Italy
2
 G. Rivera  Italy
2
 J. Valdivia  Mexico
2
 A. Gallardo  Peru
2
 F. Dumitrache  Romania
2
18
 Gérson  Brazil
1
 Clodoaldo  Brazil
1
 Carlos Alberto  Brazil
1
 A. Nikodimov  Bulgaria
1
 D. Zhechev  Bulgaria
1
 H. Bonev  Bulgaria
1
 D. Dermendzhiev  Bulgaria
1
 T. Kolev  Bulgaria
1
 A. Clarke  England
1
 G. Hurst  England
1
 A. Mullery  England
1
 M. Peters  England
1
 M. Spiegler  Israel
1
 A. Domenghini  Italy
1
 J. Guzmán (Mexico, o.g.)  Italy
1
 T. Burgnich  Italy
1
 J. Fragoso  Mexico
1
 J. Basaguren  Mexico
1
 G. Peña  Mexico
1
 J. González  Mexico
1
 H. Jarir  Morocco
1
 M. Ghazouani  Morocco
1
 R. Challe  Peru
1
 H. Chumpitaz  Peru
1
 A. Neagu  Romania
1
 E. Dembrovschi  Romania
1
 V. Khmelnitsky  Soviet Union
1
 K. Asatiani  Soviet Union
1
 T. Turesson  Sweden
1
 O. Grahn  Sweden
1
 I. Maneiro  Uruguay
1
 J. Mujica  Uruguay
1
 V. Espárrago  Uruguay
1
 L. Cubilla  Uruguay
1
 W. Overath  West Germany
1
 K. Schnellinger  West Germany
1
 F. Beckenbauer  West Germany
1
 R. Libuda  West Germany
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
        
Overall top goal scorers
   
 

In gold the topscorers (golden shoe) of the tournament. The complete list is available at: Goleadores-1970

   
Pos
Player
 Team
Flag
Goals
WC-1
WC-2
WC-3
WC-4
1
 Just Fontaine  France
13
58
 
2
 Pelé  Brazil
12
58
62
66
70
3
 Sándor Kocsis  Hungary
11
54
 
4
 Helmut Rahn  West Germany
10
54
58
 
 Gerd Müller  West Germany
10
70
   
6
 Vavá  Brazil
9
58
62
 
 Eusébio  Portugal
9
66
 
 Uwe Seeler  West Germany
9
58
62
66
70
9
 Guillermo Stábile  Argentina
8
30
 
 Leônidas  Brazil
8
34
38
 
 Ademir  Brazil
8
50
 
 Oscar Míguez  Uruguay
8
50
54
 
13
 Jairzinho  Brazil
7
70
   
 Oldřich Nejedlý  Czechoslovakia
7
34
38
 
 Lajos Tichy  Hungary
7
58
62
 
 Hans Schäfer  West Germany
7
54
58
 
17
 Erich Probst  Austria
6
54
 
 György Sárosi  Hungary
6
34
38
 
 Josef Hügi  Switzerland
6
54
 
 Max Morlock  West Germany
6
54
 
 Helmut Haller  West Germany
6
66
 
 
 
   
  Teams that contributed players for national teams
 
 
The most important teams that contributed players to the national teams are shown in the table below. The complete list is available at: Teams-Countries-Players-1970
 
Pos
Log
Team
NoP
Country
Flag
1
  R.S.C. Anderlecht
8
  Belgium
  Universitario de Deportes
8
  Peru
File:Escudo de Peñarol.svg
  Peñarol
8
File:Club Nacional de Football's logo.png
  Nacional
8
5
  Standard Liege
7
  Belgium
  PFC CSKA Sofia
7
  Bulgaria
  ŠK Slovan Bratislava
7
  Czechoslovakia
  Sporting Cristal
7
  Peru
9
  PFC Levski Sofia
6
  Bulgaria
  C.D. FAS
6
  El Salvador
  C.D. Atlético Marte
6
  El Salvador
  Internazionale
6
  Italy
  Cagliari
6
  Italy
  FAR Rabat
6
  Morocco
  FC Dinamo Bucureşti
6
  Romania
16
  Club Brugge KV
5
  Belgium
  Santos FC
5
  Brazil
  PFC Slavia Sofia
5
  Bulgaria
  Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.
5
  Israel
  América
5
  Mexico
  Cruz Azul
5
  Mexico
  Alianza Lima
5
  Peru
  Rapid Bucureşti
5
  Romania
  FC Dynamo Kyiv
5
  Soviet Union
  1. FC Köln
5
  West Germany
   
        
Cumulative teams contributions
 
 

The complete list is available at: Teams-Countries-Players-1970

   
 
Pos
Log
Team
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
1
File:Escudo de Peñarol.svg
  Peñarol
50
5
1
9
9
7
11
8
2
File:Club Nacional de Football's logo.png
  Nacional
46
9
1
5
8
9
6
8
3
  Internazionale   Italy
36
4
5
5
6
1
2
7
6
4
File:Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas logo.svg
  Botafogo
  Brazil
35
4
9
5
1
1
3
5
4
3
5
  Juventus   Italy
30
10
2
4
5
1
2
4
2
6
  Ferencvárosi TC   Hungary
28
6
8
1
3
4
6
7
  Universidad de Chile
  Chile
26
3
9
14
8
  SK Rapid Wien
  Austria
24
5
4
10
5
  Fluminense
  Brazil
24
5
5
2
4
1
3
2
2
  MTK Budapest FC   Hungary
24
3
7
6
3
4
1
  CD Guadalajara
  Mexico
24
3
2
6
7
4
2
  Red Star Belgrade
  Yugoslavia
24
8
5
6
5
13
  AC Sparta Prague
  Czechoslovakia
23
6
8
2
2
2
3
  SK Slavia Praha
  Czechoslovakia
23
10
9
2
1
1
  Újpest FC   Hungary
23
7
5
2
1
4
4
16
  Vasco da Gama
  Brazil
22
4
2
1
8
3
3
1
  Santos FC
  Brazil
22
1
3
7
6
5
  Colo-Colo
  Chile
22
8
6
5
3
  Dukla Prague
  Czechoslovakia
22
7
7
7
1
  Lausanne Sports   Switzerland
22
2
1
3
4
5
7
21
  A.C. Milan   Italy
21
1
2
2
1
8
3
4
  Grasshopper-Club Zürich   Switzerland
21
6
9
1
3
1
1
23
  São Paulo FC
  Brazil
20
4
4
4
3
2
2
1
  PFC CSKA Sofia
  Bulgaria
20
8
5
7
  FC Barcelona   Spain
20
3
5
7
5
  Real Madrid   Spain
20
5
1
1
7
6
27
File:Escudo de Olimpia.png
  Club Olimpia
  Paraguay
19
5
6
8
  FK Partizan
  Yugoslavia
19
7
5
3
4
29
  River Plate
18
7
6
5
File:Boca Juniors logo.png
  Boca Juniors
18
4
4
4
6
  Bologna   Italy
18
2
3
1
2
4
6
  Servette FC   Switzerland
18
5
4
3
3
2
1
33
  Flamengo
  Brazil
17
2
3
2
3
4
2
1
  ŠK Slovan Bratislava
  Czechoslovakia
17
1
3
3
3
7
  Budapest Honvéd FC   Hungary
17
1
8
4
1
3
  Club América
  Mexico
17
5
3
1
2
1
5
  1. FC Köln   West Germany
17
2
3
4
3
5
38
  Vasas SE   Hungary
16
1
4
5
6
File:Atlante FC logo.svg
  Atlante
  Mexico
16
7
1
3
1
1
3
  GNK Dinamo Zagreb
  Yugoslavia
16
2
5
5
4
41
  Standard Liege   Belgium
15
4
3
1
7
  Manchester United   England
15
2
3
3
1
3
3
  Alianza Lima
  Peru
15
10
5
  Universitario de Deportes
  Peru
15
7
8
  FC Dynamo Kyiv
  Soviet Union
15
2
3
5
5
46
  FC Admira Wacker Mödling
  Austria
14
6
1
4
3
  K. Beerschot V.A.C.   Belgium
14
1
8
4
1
  R.S.C. Anderlecht   Belgium
14
1
1
4
8
  PFC Levski Sofia
  Bulgaria
14
4
4
6
  Tottenham Hotspur   England
14
4
5
2
1
2
  FC Dynamo Moscow
  Soviet Union
14
7
2
2
3
  FC Spartak Moscow
  Soviet Union
14
5
3
2
4
        
        
Leagues that countributed players for national teams
 
 
The most important leagues that contributed players to the national teams are shown in the table below.

 
 
Pos
Country
Flag
NoP
1
 Belgium
25
2
 Italy
24
3
23
4
22
 Bulgaria
22
 England
22
 Israel
22
 Peru
22
 Romania
22
 Soviet Union
22
22
12
 Czechoslovakiakia
21
 El Salvador
21
14
 West Germany
20
15
 Morocco
19
16
 Sweden
18
17
 Netherlands
1
 Switzerland
1
 
 
Cumulative contributions
 
 
Pos
Country
Flag
Total
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
cha
 
2884
243
317
316
270
345
342
350
352
349
1
 Brazil
193
24
15
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
0
2
 Italy
172
22
22
22
22
6
25
29
24
1
3
 England
171
22
29
55
21
22
22
-1
4
 Mexico
150
17
22
22
22
22
22
23
2
5
 West Germany
135
22
13
22
18
21
19
20
3
6
 Uruguay
133
22
2
22
22
21
22
22
3
7
 France
132
19
23
25
22
21
2
20
-3
8
 Hungary
131
22
21
22
22
22
22
-3
9
 Czechoslovakiakia
126
17
22
22
22
22
21
2
10
 Switzerland
125
23
20
19
22
18
22
1
-3
11
 Belgium
108
16
22
23
22
25
4
12
 Argentina
106
22
18
22
22
22
-2
13
 Yugoslavia
101
13
22
22
22
22
-1
14
  Sweden
91
16
22
18
17
18
3
15
 Soviet Union
88
22
22
22
22
4
16
 Spain
86
22
22
1
21
20
-3
17
 Chile
84
19
21
22
22
-3
18
 Austria
75
22
9
22
22
-2
19
 Romania
73
15
15
21
22
2
20
 Paraguay
67
22
22
22
1
-2
21
 Bulgaria
66
22
22
22
1
22
 United States
52
16
19
17
-2
23
 Netherlands
44
22
21
1
0
24
 Peru
43
21
22
7
25
 Bolivia
36
17
19
-1
26
 Scotland
32
15
17
-1
27
22
22
-1
 Israel
22
22
 Korea DPR
22
22
-1
 Poland
22
22
-1
22
22
-1
 Turkey
22
22
-1
33
 El Salvador
21
21
 Norway
21
21
-2
35
 Morocco
19
19
36
 Indonesia
17
17
-3
37
 Cuba
15
15
-3
 Egypt
15
15
-3
15
15
-3
40
 Wales
9
9
-3
        
        
Cumulative h-index, i-10 index and ne
 
 
h-index is the largest number h such that h teams have at least h players.  i-10 index is the number of teams with at least 10 players.  i-30 index is the number of teams with at least 30 players.  i-50 index is the number of teams with at least 50 players.  nt is the number of teams. cha is the number of positions won or lost compared to the previous world cup.
 
 
Pos
Country
Flag
h-index
i-10 index
i-30 index
i-50 index
ne
cha
1
 Brazil
8
8
1
0
21
0
2
 Mexico
8
5
0
0
22
0
3
 Italy
7
6
2
0
20
2
4
 Switzerland
7
5
0
0
21
-2
5
 West Germany
7
4
0
0
44
-1
6
 Belgium
7
4
0
0
21
5
7
 England
7
3
0
0
37
2
8
 Soviet Union
6
6
0
0
12
0
9
 Czechoslovakiakia
6
5
0
0
23
3
10
 France
6
4
0
0
32
-4
11
 Yugoslavia
6
4
0
0
13
-4
12
 Argentina
6
3
0
0
27
-2
13
 Sweden
6
2
0
0
22
4
14
 Hungary
5
5
0
0
13
-1
15
 Austria
5
4
0
0
10
-1
16
 Paraguay
5
3
0
0
9
-1
17
 Uruguay
5
2
2
1
14
-1
18
 Romania
5
2
0
0
25
2
19
 Bulgaria
5
2
0
0
12
2
20
 Spain
4
4
0
0
15
-2
21
 Chile
4
3
0
0
14
-2
22
 United States
4
0
0
0
25
0
23
 Bolivia
4
0
0
0
13
0
24
 Korea DPR
4
0
0
0
6
0
25
 Peru
3
2
0
0
9
8
26
 Netherlands
3
0
0
0
23
-1
27
 Norway
3
0
0
0
11
-1
 Poland
3
0
0
0
11
-1
 Scotland
3
0
0
0
11
-1
30
3
0
0
0
8
-1
31
 Turkey
3
0
0
0
7
-1
32
 El Salvador
3
0
0
0
6
3
0
0
0
6
-1
34
 Cuba
3
0
0
0
5
-2
35
 Indonesia
2
0
0
0
12
-1
36
 Israel
2
0
0
0
10
37
 Morocco
2
0
0
0
9
38
 Egypt
2
0
0
0
6
-3
39
 Wales
2
0
0
0
2
-3
40
1
1
0
0
5
-3
   
          
Coaches contributed by country  
   
   
 
Pos
Country
Flag
NoC
1
  Brazil
2
2
  Belgium
1
  Bulgaria
1
  Chile
1
  Czechoslovakia
1
1
  Israel
1
  Italy
1
  Mexico
1
  Romania
1
  Soviet Union
1
  Sweden
1
1
  West Germany
1
  Yugoslavia
1
   
   
Cumulative contributions (coaches)  
   
Pos
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
 
137
13
16
15
13
16
16
16
16
16
1
12
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
  Brazil
11
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
3
  Hungary
10
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
4
  Italy
9
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
5
8
2
1
1
3
1
6
  Austria
7
2
1
2
1
1
  Czechoslovakia
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
  West Germany
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
9
  Spain
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
  Yugoslavia
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
12
  France
5
1
1
1
1
1
  Mexico
5
1
1
1
1
1
14
  Chile
4
1
1
1
1
  Scotland
4
1
2
1
  Soviet Union
4
1
1
1
1
17
  Belgium
3
1
1
1
  Romania
3
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
20
  Bulgaria
2
1
1
  Paraguay
2
1
1
  Switzerland
2
1
1
23
  Bolivia
1
1
  Cuba
1
1
  Israel
1
             
1
  Netherlands
1
1
  North Korea
1
1
  Northern Ireland
1
1
  Norway
1
1
  Poland
1
1
1
1
  Sweden
1
               
1
  Wales
1
1
 
 
 
 
Attendance
   
 
The total attendance at the World Cup as well as both the total and average attendance for each of the national teams is shown in the table below.

   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
1,603,975
32
50,124
1
  Brazil
383,450
6
63,908
2
  Mexico
345,261
4
86,315
3
  Soviet Union
318,485
4
79,621
4
  Belgium
295,658
3
98,553
5
  Italy
289,998
6
48,333
6
  El Salvador
285,242
3
95,081
7
  West Germany
273,731
6
45,622
8
  Uruguay
250,534
6
41,756
9
  England
190,052
4
47,513
10
  Czechoslovakia
159,007
3
53,002
11
  Romania
158,182
3
52,727
12
  Peru
99,410
4
24,853
13
  Sweden
41,220
3
13,740
14
  Israel
40,168
3
13,389
15
  Morocco
38,778
3
12,926
16
  Bulgaria
38,774
3
12,925
                                         
 
Cumulative attendance
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
Ch
 
8,023,194
232
34,583
 
1
  Brazil
1,938,960
38
51,025
0
2
  West Germany
1,333,578
34
39,223
0
3
  Uruguay
1,178,566
26
45,329
+1
4
  England
1,120,322
24
46,680
-1
5
  Italy
1,061,912
26
40,843
0
6
  Mexico
848,314
21
40,396
+6
7
  Soviet Union
759,624
19
39,980
+8
8
  Switzerland
601,673
18
33,426
-2
9
  Hungary
575,077
23
25,003
-2
10
  Spain
571,817
15
38,121
-2
11
  Argentina
560,857
16
35,054
-2
12
  Yugoslavia
557,207
19
29,327
-2
13
  Sweden
534,077
19
28109
-1
14
  Czechoslovakia
530,440
22
24,111
+2
15
  Chile
526,566
15
35,104
-4
16
  France
496,603
17
29,212
-3
17
  Belgium
402,458
9
44,718
+4
18
  Portugal
336,240
6
56,040
-1
19
  Austria
311,889
12
25,991
-1
20
  El Salvador
285,242
3
95,081
21
  Romania
254,753
8
31,844
+2
22
  United States
162,701
7
23,243
-3
23
  Peru
159,694
6
26,616
+5
24
  Bulgaria
155,925
9
17,325
-4
25
  Paraguay
105,306
7
15,044
-3
26
  Korea DPR
94,875
4
23,719
-2
27
  Scotland
93,810
5
18,762
-2
28
  Wales
89,526
5
17,905
-2
29
  Northern Ireland
64,807
5
12,961
-2
30
  Bolivia
49,056
3
16,352
-1
31
  Turkey
49,000
3
16,333
-1
32
  Netherlands
44,000
2
22,000
-1
33
  Israel
40,168
3
13,389
34
  Morocco
38,778
3
12,926
35
  Colombia
23,115
3
7,705
-3
36
  Cuba
22,000
3
7,333
-3
37
  Norway
19,000
1
19,000
-3
38
  South Korea
17,000
2
8,500
-3
39
  Poland
13,452
1
13,452
-3
40
40
  Egypt
9,000
1
9,000
-3
  Indonesia
9,000
1
9,000
-3
                                                
          
  Awards and best players  
   
 
The top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament was Gerd Müller from West Germany, who would go on to scoreten goals. The best young player of the tournament was Teófilo Cubillas from Peru. The names that people probably remember from those times are:

 
      
   
     
 
     
      
  All-star team  
   
 
The All-Star Team is a team of the best performers at the respective World Cup finals
 
   
   
   
   
  Cumulative participation by country  
   
Pos
Country
Flag
NoP
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
1
  Brazil
23
2
4
1
6
5
5
2
15
7
5
1
2
3
  Italy
14
6
6
1
1
4
  Hungary
9
2
6
1
5
  West Germany
7
       
2
1
2
2
6
  England
5
4
1
  Czechoslovakia
4
1
1
2
  Spain
4
3
1
9
3
2
1
3
3
11
  Austria
2
1
1
  France
2
       
2
  Northern Ireland
2
       
2
  Sweden
2
1
1
15
  Chile
1
           
1
  Soviet Union
1
           
1
1
1
  Yugoslavia
1
1
 
   
   
  
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