Major achievements in association football by nation


This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international association football, futsal and beach soccer tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking the nations according to the most number of podiums accomplished by teams of these nations.

Results


For the making of these lists, results from following major international tournaments were consulted:

FormGoverning
body
TournamentEdition
FirstLatestNext
Association footballFIFA & IOCFootball at the Summer Olympics (quadrennially)190020162020
FIFAFIFA World Cup (quadrennially)193020182022
FIFA Women's World Cup (quadrennially)199120192023
FIFA Confederations Cup (quadrennially)19922017Defunct
FutsalFIFAFIFA Futsal World Cup (quadrennially)198920162020
Beach soccerFIFAFIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (biennially)199520172019

Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.[1]

The tables are pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

Association football, futsal and beach soccer

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup (As of 16 July 2019)
Association football Futsal Beach soccer Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup World Cup World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Men Women Men Women Total
1 Brazil5207
2 United States2417
3 Germany4105
4 Argentina4015
5 Spain3205
6 Italy2215
7 France4004
8 Sweden1304
9 Japan1214
10 Portugal1034
11 Netherlands0314
12 Mexico2103
12 Uruguay2103
14 Norway2013
15 England1023
16 Chile0123
17 Cameroon1102
17 Czechoslovakia*1102
17 Denmark1102
17 Hungary1102
17 Russia1102
Association football Futsal Beach soccer Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup World Cup World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Men Women Men Women Total
22 Belgium1012
22 Canada1012
22 Poland1012
22 West Germany*1012
26 China0202
26  Switzerland0202
28 Austria0112
29 Iran0022
29 Turkey0022
31 East Germany*1001
31 Great Britain1001
31 Nigeria1001
31 Soviet Union*1001
31 Yugoslavia*1001
36 Australia0101
36 Bulgaria0101
36 Croatia0101
36 Paraguay0101
36 Peru0101
36 Saudi Arabia0101
36 Tahiti0101
43 Czech Republic0011
43 Ghana0011
43 South Korea0011
43 United Team of Germany*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.
FIFA affiliates and non International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and non FIFA affiliates.

Men
Last updated after the 2018 FIFA World Cup (As of 16 July 2019)
Association football Futsal Beach soccer Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup World Cup World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Total
1 Brazil5005
2 Argentina4015
3 Spain3205
4 Italy2215
5 United States0415
6 France4004
7 Portugal1034
8 Germany2103
8 Mexico2103
8 Uruguay2103
11 Netherlands0213
12 Chile0123
13 Cameroon1102
13 Czechoslovakia*1102
13 Denmark1102
13 Hungary1102
13 Russia1102
13 Sweden1102
19 Belgium1012
19 England1012
19 Poland1012
19 West Germany*1012
23  Switzerland0202
24 Austria0112
24 Japan0112
26 Iran0022
26 Turkey0022
Association football Futsal Beach soccer Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup World Cup World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Total
28 Canada1001
28 East Germany*1001
28 Great Britain1001
28 Nigeria1001
28 Soviet Union*1001
28 Yugoslavia*1001
34 Australia0101
34 Bulgaria0101
34 Croatia0101
34 Paraguay0101
34 Peru0101
34 Saudi Arabia0101
34 Tahiti0101
41 Czech Republic0011
41 Ghana0011
41 Norway0011
41 South Korea0011
41 United Team of Germany*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.
FIFA affiliates and non International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and non FIFA affiliates.

Association football

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup (As of 16 July 2019)
Association football Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Total
1 Germany4105
2 Brazil3205
3 United States2215
4 Sweden1304
5 Japan1214
6 Argentina3003
6 France3003
8 Spain2103
9 Italy2013
9 Norway2013
11 Netherlands0213
12 Chile0123
13 Mexico2002
13 Uruguay2002
15 Cameroon1102
15 Czechoslovakia*1102
15 Denmark1102
15 Hungary1102
19 Belgium1012
19 Canada1012
19 England1012
19 Poland1012
19 West Germany*1012
24 China0202
25 Austria0112
Association football Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Total
26 Portugal0022
26 Turkey0022
28 East Germany*1001
28 Great Britain1001
28 Nigeria1001
28 Soviet Union*1001
28 Yugoslavia*1001
33 Australia0101
33 Bulgaria0101
33 Croatia0101
33 Paraguay0101
33 Saudi Arabia0101
33  Switzerland0101
39 Czech Republic0011
39 Ghana0011
39 South Korea0011
39 United Team of Germany*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.
FIFA affiliates and non International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and non FIFA affiliates.

Men
Last updated after the 2018 FIFA World Cup (As of 16 July 2019)
Association football Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Total
1 Argentina3003
1 Brazil3003
1 France3003
4 Germany2103
4 Spain2103
6 Italy2013
7 United States0213
8 Chile0123
9 Mexico2002
9 Uruguay2002
11 Cameroon1102
11 Czechoslovakia*1102
11 Denmark1102
11 Hungary1102
11 Sweden1102
16 Belgium1012
16 Poland1012
16 West Germany*1012
19 Austria0112
19 Japan0112
19 Netherlands0112
22 Portugal0022
22 Turkey0022
Association football Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Confederations Cup
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Total
24 Canada1001
24 East Germany*1001
24 England1001
24 Great Britain1001
24 Nigeria1001
24 Soviet Union*1001
24 Yugoslavia*1001
31 Australia0101
31 Bulgaria0101
31 Croatia0101
31 Paraguay0101
31 Saudi Arabia0101
31  Switzerland0101
37 Czech Republic0011
37 Ghana0011
37 Norway0011
37 South Korea0011
37 United Team of Germany*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.
FIFA affiliates and non International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and non FIFA affiliates.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup (As of 16 July 2019)
Association football Number of
Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Women Women Total
1 Germany2002
1 Norway2002
1 United States2002
4 Japan1102
5 Brazil0202
6 China0202
6 Sweden0202
8 Netherlands0101
9 Canada0011
9 England0011

FIFA affiliates and non International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.

Futsal

Last updated after the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup (As of 16 July 2019)
Futsal Number of
World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Total
1 Argentina1001
1 Brazil1001
1 Spain1001
4 Italy0101
4 Netherlands0101
4 Russia0101
4 United States0101
8 Iran0011
8 Portugal0011

Beach soccer

Last updated after the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (As of 16 July 2019)
Beach soccer Number of
World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Total
1 Brazil1001
1 France1001
1 Portugal1001
1 Russia1001
5 Italy0101
5 Mexico0101
5 Peru0101
5 Spain0101
5  Switzerland0101
5 Tahiti0101
5 United States0101
5 Uruguay0101
13 Argentina0011
13 England0011
13 Iran0011

FIFA affiliates and non International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.

See also


References


General

Official results

Specific

  1. "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2018.