On the verge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, NepSort brings you England’s FIFA World Cup records and statistics from 1950 to 2018. England is one of the only eight countries that win the most prestigious FIFA World Cup Trophy.
We have collected some facts regarding England’s FIFA World Cup Records and Statistics From 1950 to 2018.
England’s FIFA World Cup Records and Statistics From 1950 to 2018
The very first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930. Since then, only two editions of the FIFA World Cup in 1942 and 1946 were canceled due to World War II.
England did not enter the FIFA World Cup competition until 1950.
After 1950, England fails to qualify for the FIFA World Cup three times in 1974, 1978, and 1994.
Since 1950, England could qualify 15 times in the tournament among the eighteen FIFA World Cup editions.
In the history of the FIFA World Cup Finals, only eight countries won the title since 1930. England is one of eight Nations that brings the FIFA World Cup Trophy at home.
England won the FIFA World Cup Trophy in 1966, beating West Germany by 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final, which was held in England.
Besides the 1966 FIFA World Cup Trophy, the best performance of England’s was reaching fourth place in FIFA World Cup 1990, which was held in Italy.
Among the played 14 editions of FIFA World Cup since 1930, England has failed three times to advance from the group stages in 1950, 1958, and then in 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Other than that, England reached quarter-finals six times in 1954, 1962, 1970, 1986, 2002, and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Statistically, the 2014 FIFA World Cup was the worst ever England’s FIFA World Cup records and statistics from 1950 to 2014. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, England’s were knock out from the group stage with just one point after losing to Uruguay and Italy and a goalless draw with Costa Rica in a dead rubber.
The table shown below shows all records of England’s in FIFA World Cup since 1930.
|1942||Cancel Due to World War II|
|1946||Cancel Due to World War II|
|1982||Second Group Stage||6th|
|1998||Round of 16||9th|
|2010||Round of 16||13th|
England’s FIFA World Cup Records and Statistics for Most Appearance at World Cup
In the FIFA World Cup history, Peter Leslie Shilton, who played as a goalkeeper from England, was the most appearance player from England. He played 17 matches for England in FIFA World Cup.
Besides that, Terry Butcher, Bobby Charlton, Ashley Cole, Bobby Moore played 14 matches for England while David Beckham played 13 games for England in FIFA World Cup.
Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Gary Lineker played 12 matches for England in FIFA World Cup.
England’s FIFA World Cup Records and Statistics for Top Goal Scorers at World Cup
Gary Lineker holds the record of top goal scorer’s player from England in FIFA World Cup. Lineker scores ten goals, six in the 1986 FIFA World Cup and four in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Besides Lineker, Geoff Hurst scores five goals, four in the 1966 FIFA World Cup and one in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
Bobby Charlton, Michel Owen score four goals whereas Nat Lofthouse, Roger Hunt, David Platt, David Beckham, Steven Gerrard scores equal three goals in FIFA World Cup as a player from England.
Awards and More Records
England becomes the World Champions in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
England won FIFA Fair Play Trophy in 1990 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
This is the list of the individual awards of England’s Player in the FIFA World Cup.
Bobby Charlton won the Golden Ball in 1966.
Bobby Moore won Silver Ball in 1966.
Gary Lineker won Golden Boot in 1986.
Geoff Hurst won Bronze Boot in 1966.
Gordon Banks won Golden Glove in 1966.
Michael Owen owned Best Young Player in 1998.
More Prestigious Record Ever in FIFA World Cup History
The best record in the FIFA World Cup history from England is that Geoff Hurst, who played for England, was the only player who scored a hat-trick in FIFA World Cup Final in 1966 against West Germany. In that year, England becomes the champions of the FIFA World Cup, beating West Germany.
Besides the Geoff Hurst, no one had ever scored a hattrick in FIFA World Cup Grand Finale.
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