Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Brazil: All-time football records
World Cup wins
No other nation has won the World Cup more times than Brazil. They hold the record with five tournament wins; 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. They have appeared in every single listed FIFA World Cup with a staggering record of 67 wins from all of their matches.
The world famous Pele leads the list of top scorers with a total of 77 goals. This is 15 more than the great Ronaldo who finished his playing career with 62 goals for his nation. Romario is third on the list with 55 goals and Zico is fourth with 52. The totals then drop with Bebeto, fifth, on 39 goals.
Most capped player
Full back Cafu has played more international games for Brazil than any other player with 142 appearances.
Another full back, Roberto Carlos, is second on the list with 125 caps and central defender Lucio is third with 105 caps. Claudio Taffarel is the only other player to have topped 100 appearances with 101 caps.
Top scorer at the World Cup
Ronaldo has scored more goals at World Cup than any other Brazilian with a record of 15. He finished as top scorer at the 2002 World Cup.
His tally is three higher than the great Pele who scored 12 goals at World Cups for Brazil. Three players share third place with nine goals each at World Cups.