Tournament Details



Details:
Host country: Germany
Dates: 13-June-1974 to 07-July-1974
Teams: 16

Stages:
Round 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4
Round 8 teams split in 2 groups of 4.
Group A | Group B
Round 2 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Qualification:
      Countries qualified       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter       Country not a member
Notes:
  • The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded.

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 West Germany 2109 2257 (+148) 13 4 9 UEFA
    2 Netherlands 1839 2175 (+336) 15 3 12 UEFA
    3 Poland 1959 2135 (+176) 16 5 11 UEFA
    4 Brazil 2115 2017 (-98) 6 4 2 CONMEBOL
    17 Italy 2000 1948 (-52) 5 4 1 UEFA
    17 Scotland 1820 1929 (+109) 3 1 2 UEFA
    17 Sweden 1883 1927 (+44) 7 6 1 UEFA
    17 East Germany 1940 1906 (-34) 5 5 0 UEFA
    17 Yugoslavia 1934 1861 (-73) 12 7 5 UEFA
    17 Argentina 1894 1775 (-119) 9 12 -3 CONMEBOL
    17 Chile 1780 1774 (-6) 1 2 -1 CONMEBOL
    17 Bulgaria 1819 1733 (-86) 2 5 -3 UEFA
    17 Australia 1692 1669 (-23) 0 5 -5 OFC
    17 Uruguay 1755 1659 (-96) 1 6 -5 CONMEBOL
    17 Zaire 1782 1630 (-152) 0 14 -14 CAF
    17 Haiti 1609 1535 (-74) 2 14 -12 CONCACAF
    Top goal scorers:

    7 goals Grzegorz Lato
    5 goals Andrzej Szarmach
    5 goals Johan Neeskens
    4 goals Gerd Müller
    4 goals Johnny Rep
    4 goals Ralf Edström
    3 goals Dušan Bajevic
    3 goals Johan Cruyff
    3 goals Kazimierz Deyna
    3 goals Paul Breitner
    3 goals René Houseman
    3 goals Rivelino
    2 goals Emmanuel Sanon
    2 goals Héctor Yazalde
    2 goals Ivica Šurjak
    2 goals Jairzinho
    2 goals Joachim Streich
    2 goals Joe Jordan
    2 goals Roland Sandberg
    2 goals Stanislav Karasi
    2 goals Wolfgang Overath
    1 goal Bernhard Cullmann
    1 goal Branko Oblak
    1 goal Carlos Babington
    1 goal Conny Torstensson
    1 goal Dragan Džajic
    1 goal Fabio Capello
    1 goal Gianni Rivera
    1 goal Hristo Bonev
    1 goal Ilija Petkovic
    1 goal Jerzy Gorgon
    1 goal Josip Katalinski
    1 goal Jürgen Grabowski
    1 goal Jürgen Sparwasser
    1 goal Martin Hoffmann
    1 goal Miguel Ángel Brindisi
    1 goal Peter Lorimer
    1 goal Pietro Anastasi
    1 goal Rainer Bonhof
    1 goal Ramón Heredia
    1 goal Ricardo Pavoni
    1 goal Rob Rensenbrink
    1 goal Romeo Benetti
    1 goal Rubén Ayala
    1 goal Ruud Krol
    1 goal Sergio Ahumada
    1 goal Theo de Jong
    1 goal Uli Hoeneß
    1 goal Valdomiro
    1 goal Vladislav Bogicevic