Here is a complete list of every World Cup winner since 1930, how many times they have won it and how they did it.
It was Lionel Messi’s Argentina that finally laid claim to Qatar’s 2022 World Cup trophy following an outstanding penalty shoot out win over France. It was perhaps the best game of football that has ever existed – let alone the best World Cup final – and a match we will never forget.
And we all remember our first World Cup final, don’t we? Be it Zinedine Zidane’s 1998 masterclass in Paris, Maradona’s Mexico moment or Mario Kempes double to defeat the Dutch, the World Cup final rarely fails to leave a mark such is its elite status as football’s premier international tournament.
In total, there have been eight nations that have lifted the trophy aloft in their history, but who has won it the most?
Here is the full list of each nation to win the World Cup, when they won it and their last World Cup victory.
1. Brazil - 5
Brazil have won the trophy a record five times with wins in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and their last win coming in 2002, when Ronaldo masterminded a 2-0 victory over Germany in Japan. Photo: Mike Hewitt
2. Germany - 4
The masters of tournament football, Germany have won the trophy in 1954, 1974, 1990 (as West Germany) and last won it in 2014 when Mario Goezte's extra time winner sunk Argentina. Interestingly, they have reached the final a total of eight times - meaning they have lost as many World Cup finals as they have won. Photo: Matthias Hangst
3. Italy - 4
Another side that has lifted the trophy four times is the Azzuri, who won the World Cup in 1934, 1938, 1982 and most recently 2006 when they edged out France on penalties in the 'Zidane headbutt' final. Photo: Alex Livesey
4. Argentina - 2
The country that produced some of the world's best ever footballers lifted the trophy twice before Sunday's 2022 win in Qatar -both in 1978 and 1986. They are responsible for two of the greatest finals ever, with Sunday's penalty shoot out win and Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany in 1986 both as enthralling as each other. Photo: Mike King