Index score 958
Brazil's 5 World Cup wins have been done the hard way, with no home success and triumphs in 4 different continents. Tournament wins have been in Sweden, Chile, Mexico, USA and Japan, a truly eclectic mix.
Brazil are the only nation to have competed in all the World Cup tournaments.
The 71% win ratio is a stand out statistic, higher than any other team as you would expect.
A total goal difference of +122 is a spectacular statement of their dominance.
One key ingredient to their success is winning knockout games easily and quickly; only 18% of Brazil’s knockout matches go to extra time.
Brazil have won 2 of the 3 penalty shootouts in which they have participated; losing to France in 1986, but beating Italy in the 1994 final and Netherlands in the 1998 semi-final.
Brazil failed to progress beyond the first round 3 times, in 1930, 1934 and 1966.
Brazil’s best performing squad on the index is the 2002 winners, whose index score is 101.