A list of all World Cup winners since 1930 when the first global tournament took place.
France enter the World Cup final in Qatar as champions, having won the tournament for the second time in 2018.
Brazil are the most successful team in World Cup history, winning the title five times.
Here is a list of all past World Cup winners:
1930 Uruguay – Uruguay hosted and won the World Cup for the first time, defeating Argentina in the final.
1934 Italy – Italy won the first of the four World Cups in 1934.
1938 Italy – Italy won the last World Cup before World War II suspended the tournament for 12 years.
1950 – Uruguay – La Celeste beat Brazil in the Maracana final to win the World Cup for the second time.
1954 – West Germany – West Germany wins the World Cup hosted by Switzerland.
1958 Brazil – 17-year-old Pele scored six goals as Brazil won their first World Cup.
1962 Brazil – Brazil becomes the second team after Italy to successfully defend the World Cup title.
1966 England – Football “came home” for the first and only time so far in 1966 when England won the World Cup at Wembley.
1970 Brazil – Pele got his hands on the trophy for the third time in 1970. No player in history has won as many World Cups as him.
1974 West Germany – Led by Gerd Müller, West Germany won their second World Cup.
1978 Argentina – Argentina won their first World Cup in 1978, defeating the Netherlands in the final.
1982 Italy – A Paulo Rossi-inspired Italy won the 1982 tournament.
1986 Argentina – The legend of Diego Maradona was written at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where the mercurial genius almost single-handedly led Argentina to glory.
1990 West Germany – Maradona’s Argentina reached the final in 1990 as well but were thwarted by West Germany.
1994 Brazil – The first World Cup in North America was won by Brazil, which claimed their fourth title.
1998 France – France won the tournament at home with players like Zinedine Zidane, Theirry Henry and Patrick Viera ushering in a new era of success for Les Blues.
2002 Brazil – Brazil won a record fifth World Cup, overcoming Germany in the final.
2006 Italy – Despite Serie A being rocked by match-fixing allegations, Italy showed great resolve to win the 2006 edition.
2010 Spain – Spain’s possession style of football saw them win their first ever World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
2014 Germany – After making the semi-finals in each of the previous two editions, Germany finally got their hands on the trophy in 2014.
2018 France – Didier Deschamps, who captained France to their 1998 triumph, won the World Cup for a second time in 2018.