Aside from the World Cup and Olympic Championships, Argentina's football squad has won 6 of the 14 Pan American Games football contests, as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1992 and other gold medals in South American Championship games. 5. England/United Kingdom (1 FIFA World Cup, 3 Olympic Golds)
The English national football team has achieved a record that is still unbroken today: it has won every single one of its matches at both the FIFA World Cups and the Olympic Games. The team's only losses came at the hands of America's National Team (now known as the United States Men's National Soccer Team) during an exhibition game in 1906 and 1938. No other country has even come close to matching England's success rate at these events - the next best result is a double defeat for Brazil - and so they are considered the most successful team in international football.
England has also won the UEFA European Football Championship once, in 1960. That makes three out of four possible gold medals at major championships for England (the other being the 1912 Olympics).
Argentina has won two Olympic gold medals and one FIFA World Cup title but no other continental or regional tournament. In fact, Argentina has never beaten England in any match either at home or abroad.
The last time these two countries met on court was at the 2014 FIFA World Cup group stage match in Brazil.
The competition among teams to appear among the best teams in the world of soccer is fierce, as they compete for the FIFA World Cup to take home the trophy. Let's take a look at the ten most successful FIFA World Cup nations. Ten. Sweden
Uruguay The Uruguayan Football Association presently governs the national team, which is known colloquially as "La Celeste" or "Charruas." The squad won the Copa America 15 times in a row and two gold medals at the Summer Olympics.
We also produced lists based on medals per GDP. In terms of both population size and number of Olympic medals won, Finland is the most successful country presently competing in the Olympic Games (regardless of whether the total gold or total medals metric is used).
Brazil has the most, with five, followed by Italy and Germany/West Germany, all of which have four. It has been won twice by Uruguay, Argentina, and France, and once by England, Spain, and Uruguay.
Uruguay hosted the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. Despite the fact that only 13 teams competed in four groups, the host nation won the first event. The competition was bound to be won by a South American team, given they made up 7 of the eight teams.
Libertadores Cup Argentina's Independiente is the most successful club in the cup's history, having won it seven times. With 24 triumphs, Argentine clubs have amassed the most victories, while Brazil has the most distinct winning teams, with a total of ten clubs having won the championship.
Independiente was founded on March 2, 1890, by Italian immigrants in La Paz, then part of Bolivia. The first official match played by Independiente was against another Bolivian club, Jorge Wilstermann, which ended in a 1-1 draw. A few days later, they defeated their rival 3-0 and became the first club to be crowned champions of Bolivia. In 1914, Independiente joined the Argentine league where they would remain for almost half a century. In 1974, after many years away from top flight football, Independiente returned to the tournament and has been playing ever since. The club currently plays in Argentina's second division.
Other famous names of the cup include Colombian club Millonarios, who have won the cup four times, most recently in 2011; Brazilian clubs Flamengo and Vasco da Gama, who both have three wins each; and Paraguayan club Libertad, who has won it twice.
The cup is played between the best clubs in South America every year.
Brazil Brazil is the most successful World Cup squad, having won five titles and being the only country to have competed in every World Cup finals competition. Italy and Germany both have four championships. Current champion France has two championships, as do prior winners Uruguay and Argentina, and England and Spain each have one. Mexico has the most appearances without a title, having been eliminated in the first round on three occasions.
Brazil's achievements are even more impressive when you consider that they never finished higher than second place during their early years of competing. However, they did win the inaugural tournament in 1930 before finishing as runners-up in 1934, 1938, and 1950, all three times they were able to challenge for the title.
After missing out on several opportunities to compete for the trophy, Brazil finally broke through in 1958 when they defeated Sweden 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro. This was also the year that Argentina's legendary player Alfredo Di Stéfano was born. Since then, Brazil has not looked back as they have gone on to win further titles in 1962, 1994, and 2002. Their fifth world cup victory came at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where they beat Germany 1-0 after extra time. The last game played at the original Wembley Stadium saw Brazil defeat England 2-1 with Rivaldo and Kaka scoring the goals.