Brazil national football team is accepting as the most successful national football team in history. They are only team who won World Cup in 4 different continents. Brazil national team’s motto is “Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram”. It means “The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it”. They played their first match against Argentina and lost 3-0. Also they made their biggest win over Nicaragua with 14-0 and biggest lost against Uruguay with 6-0. They also appear on Copa América, CONCACAF Gold Cup and Confederations Cup. How many times Brazil won the World Cup?
Brazil national football team won the cup for 5 times. First time Brazil won the cup in The 1958 FIFA World Cup. Organization hosted by Sweden. Final match was between Sweden and Brazil. Brazil shocked with Liedholm’s goal for Sweden in 4th minute. But Vavá’s 9th minute goal bring Brazil to life. Vavá scored one more, Pele scored two and Zagallo scored one against Simonsson’s goal and Brazil beat Sweden 5-2. Pelé scored 6 goals in tournament but Just Fontaine of France became top scorer with 13 goals. It’s the only one World Cup tournament played on Europe but not won by a European team.
Second World Cup championship of Brazil was on 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. It was the first time goal average technique is used to separate teams. Brazil and Czechoslovakia played the final. Brazil team had the stars like Garrincha, Didi, Pele, Zagallo, Coutinho and Vava. Also Czechoslovakia had its strongest squad ever. Czechoslovakia found the goal in 15th minute by Masopust and made the score 0-1 but this only lasted two minutes with Amarildo’s score on 17th minute. Brazil solved Czechoslovakia defence in 69th minute with Zito and Vavá set the score on 78′ and Brazil beat Czechoslovakia 3-1. Garrincha and Vavá scored 4 goals and became top scorers of tournament.
After defeated on groups stage under Hungary and Portugal in 1966 FIFA World Cup, Brazil went to 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico as the biggest championship candidate. Organization was also first World Cup which will be broadcasted in color. Brazil scored over 3 goals on their all matches except 1-0 England win. They played against Italy in final. Pele, Gérson, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto scored 1 goals against Boninsegna’s 1 goal and Brazil beat Italy 4 – 1.
Brazil waited for 24 years to win Fifa World Cup again. 1994 FIFA World Cup was holding in United States. Brazil’s squad was one of the most powerful squad of team. Famous players like Taffarel, Bebeto, Romario, Dunga, Cafu, Ronaldo and Aldair starred on this tournament. But Brazil was criticizing with their game style and 1 – 1 draw against Sweden in Group Stage raised the tone of critics. But till final, Brazil played with United States, Netherlands and Sweden and won easier than expected. Final match was against Italy and match went to penalties. It was a shock moment when Marcio Santos’ first penalty is saved by Gianluca PAGLIUCA but Taffarel also saved two for Brazil and they won the cup with 3 – 2 on penalties.
Brazil won their last World Cup in 2002. Organization was held by South Korea and Japan together. It was the first time a World Cup is organizing in Asia. Brazil lasted group stage with 3 wins in 3 matches. Then in knock-out stage they passed Belgium, England and Turkey. Final match was Brazil versus Germany. Ronaldo scored two times in 67′ and 79′. He also became top scorer with 8 goals. Brazil attended Fifa World Cup for 19 times.