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Most appearances: Brazil – 18 (all)
Most wins: Brazil – 5
Most runners-up: Germany – 4
Most final appearances: Brazil and Germany - 7
Most championships: Pele, Brazil – 3 (1958, 1962 and 1970)
Most goals scored: 15 - Ronaldo (Brazil 1998–2006)
Most goals in a tournament: 13 - Just Fontaine (France, 1958)
Most goals in a match by player: 5 - Oleg Slanko (Russia-Cameroon, 1994)
Most goals in a match: 12 (Austria-Switzerland 7:5, 1954)
Most wins as a coach: Vittorio Pozzo - 2 (Italy, 1934 and 1938)
Most goals scored in a tournament: 171 (1998)
Most tournaments by a coach: Bora Milutinović - 5
Most tournaments by a coach with different nations: Bora Milutinović - 5
Highest attended match: Uruguay-Brazil, 199 854 (16.06.1950 Maracana Stadium)
Quickest goal: 11 seconds - Hakan Sukur (Turkey-South Korea, 2002)
Quickets red card: Jose Batista - 56 seconds (Uruguay-Scotland, 1986)
Most yellow cards: 16 - referee Valentin Ivanov (Portugal-Netherlands, 2006)
Youngest player: Norman Whiteside (17 years and 41 days, 1982)
Oldest player: Roger Milla (42, 1994)
Youngest goalscorer: Pele (17 years and 249 days, 1958)
Biggest victory: 9:0 (Hungary-Korea Republic, 1954 and Yugoslavia-Zaire, 1974) and 10:1 (Hungary-El Salvador, 1982)
Players with two hat tricks at the World Cups: 4 (Sandor Kocsis, Just Fontaine, Gerd Muller and Gabriel Batistuta)