Tournament Details



Details:
Host country: Sweden
Dates: 08-June-1958 to 29-June-1958
Teams: 16

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

Qualification:
      Countries qualified       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter       Country not a member
Notes:
  • Brazil, the winners, became the first team to win a World Cup outside their home continent.
  • French striker Just Fontaine became the top scorer of the tournament with a still standing record of 13 goals.

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 Brazil 1974 2275 (+301) 16 4 12 CONMEBOL
    2 Sweden 1800 2022 (+222) 12 7 5 UEFA
    3 France 1835 2073 (+238) 23 15 8 UEFA
    4 West Germany 1913 1849 (-64) 12 14 -2 UEFA
    5 Soviet Union 1883 1881 (-2) 5 6 -1 UEFA
    5 Yugoslavia 1896 1873 (-23) 7 7 0 UEFA
    5 Wales 1713 1833 (+120) 4 4 0 UEFA
    5 Northern Ireland 1731 1728 (-3) 6 10 -4 UEFA
    17 Czechoslovakia 1887 2001 (+114) 9 6 3 UEFA
    17 Hungary 2077 1946 (-131) 7 5 2 UEFA
    17 England 2010 1911 (-99) 4 5 -1 UEFA
    17 Austria 1901 1794 (-107) 2 7 -5 UEFA
    17 Argentina 2043 1743 (-300) 5 10 -5 CONMEBOL
    17 Paraguay 1750 1726 (-24) 9 12 -3 CONMEBOL
    17 Scotland 1824 1726 (-98) 4 6 -2 UEFA
    17 Mexico 1778 1634 (-144) 1 8 -7 CONCACAF
    Top goal scorers:

    13 goals Just Fontaine
    6 goals Helmut Rahn
    6 goals Pelé
    5 goals Peter McParland
    5 goals Vavá
    4 goals Agne Simonsson
    4 goals Kurt Hamrin
    4 goals Lajos Tichy
    4 goals Zdenek Zikán
    3 goals Hans Schäfer
    3 goals Oreste Corbatta
    3 goals Raymond Kopa
    3 goals Roger Piantoni
    3 goals Todor Veselinovic
    2 goals Aleksandar Petakovic
    2 goals Aleksandr Ivanov
    2 goals Anatoli Ilyin
    2 goals Derek Kevan
    2 goals Florencio Amarilla
    2 goals Ivor Allchurch
    2 goals Jorge Lino Romero
    2 goals José Parodi
    2 goals Juan Bautista Agüero
    2 goals Maryan Wisnieski
    2 goals Mazzola
    2 goals Milan Dvorák
    2 goals Nils Liedholm
    2 goals Uwe Seeler
    2 goals Václav Hovorka
    1 goal Alfred Körner
    1 goal Bobby Collins
    1 goal Cayetano Ré
    1 goal Dida
    1 goal Gunnar Gren
    1 goal Hans Cieslarczyk
    1 goal Jackie Mudie
    1 goal Jaime Belmonte
    1 goal Jean Vincent
    1 goal Jimmy Murray
    1 goal Jirí Feureisl
    1 goal John Charles
    1 goal Johnny Haynes
    1 goal József Bencsics
    1 goal József Bozsik
    1 goal Karl Koller
    1 goal Károly Sándor
    1 goal Lennart Skoglund
    1 goal Ludovico Avio
    1 goal Mário Zagallo
    1 goal Nikita Simonyan
    1 goal Nílton Santos
    1 goal Norberto Menéndez
    1 goal Radivoje Ognjanovic
    1 goal Sammy Baird
    1 goal Terry Medwin
    1 goal Tom Finney
    1 goal Wilbur Cush
    1 goal Yvon Douis
    1 goal Zdravko Rajkov