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10 Fun Facts About World Cup Champions You Probably Didn't Know!

The wait is finally over and the FIFA World Cup 2018 is here which means it’s time to get into the soccer spirit and get ready for some amazing sporting action! The World Cup is regarded as one of the greatest competitions in the so let’s get excited and check out the 10 best fun facts about some World Cup champions.

The 21st FIFA World Cup is now underway in Russia, so we thought it would be the perfect time to take a look at 10 fun facts about some of soccer’s most loved World Cup players from the past.

Fun facts about World Cup champions

Even if you're not the world's biggest soccer fan the World Cup 2018 will most likely get you into the spirit and ready to celebrate your team! The World Cup has something for everyone, even if you can't explain the offside rule, knowing knowing who the World Cup soccer couples are dating is essential!

Discover our selection of fun facts about some of the World Cup's biggest champions!

And the first Ballon D'Or goes to...

The first ever Ballon D'or was awarded to Blackpool player Stanley Matthews in 1956!


India's shock decision

Whilst taking part in the Brazilian World Cup of 1950, India decided to pull out and not play a single match. The reason behind their shock decision was FIFA's decision to ban the Indian players playing bare foot!

The best goal scorer of the competition is...

Miroslav Klose! German Miroslav Klose is best World Cup goal scorer so far with an incredible 16 goals!

And the champions are...

Brazil! The Brazilians currently hold the title of the most World Cup wins with 5 victories so far! Will they add to their collection in 2018?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has won a total of 5 Ballon D'or. We don't know about you, but we are seriously impressed!

The amazing German record

Currently Germany's record stands at 4 World Cup wins, 4 runners up places and 4 third place titles during the competition.

One time wonders

As things stand, England has only ever won the World Cup once in 1966.

Paul the Octopus

During the 2010 Paul the Octopus successfully predicted 12 out of 14 match results!


Disney star

Manuel Neuer starred in the German version of the 2013 Disney/Pixar movie’ Monsters University’. He provided the voice of the Frank McCay.

Master nicknames

Germany's Thomas Müller, is known as Raumdeuter, which can be roughly translated as ‘interpreter of space’.

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