Football: Know the records held by Brazil

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23 Jun 2018

FIFA World Cup: Brazil and the art of breaking records

Brazil are widely considered as the best team in the world when it comes to football's premier tournament.

2018 Qualifiers were no different, as Tite's side topped the CONMEBOL standings in a supreme fashion.

This term, as well, they are being touted as one of the favorites to claim the title.

Here we look at the unique records held by Brazil.

Records

Brazil the king of records

Brazil the king of records

The World Cup has been held 21 times, including 2018, and the South American giants have participated in all editions.

Brazil have gone on to feature in overall 106 games, till now, in World Cups.

Out of these 106 games, they have won a record 71 matches.

Notably, Brazil have 5 World Cups under their belt, the most by any nation.

Records galore

Brazil have qualified for round of 16 every single time

Apart from winning the World Cup a record 5 times, Brazil have been runners-up twice.

They have been in top 16 in each of the 20 World Cups.

They have scored a mammoth 224 goals in World Cups.

Former skipper Cafu has appeared in 4 World Cups.

Ronaldo is the leading goal-scorer for Brazil in World Cups with 15 strikes.

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Other important records held by Brazil

Other important records held by Brazil

Brazil's legendary footballer Pele won the World Cup three times, which is the most by any player.

Former striker Ronaldo is still the youngest Golden Ball winner of all time.

He won in 1998 at the age of just 21.

They are only the second nation to defend the title (1958, 1962).

They won 7 matches in 2002 World Cup, which is a record.

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