Tournament Details



Details:
Host country: England
Dates: 11-July-1966 to 30-July-1966
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:
  • The trophy was stolen in the run-up to the tournament but was found a week later by a dog named "Pickles".
  • Geoff Hurst became the first and to this day the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final.
  • South Africa was banned for violating the anti-discrimination charter.
  • The qualifying rounds of the tournament saw a controversy when the African nations decided to withdraw in protest of only one qualifying place allocated by FIFA to the regions of Asia, Oceania and Africa.

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 England 1991 2226 (+235) 11 3 8 UEFA
    2 West Germany 1946 2104 (+158) 15 6 9 UEFA
    3 Portugal 1829 2094 (+265) 17 8 9 UEFA
    4 Soviet Union 2001 2034 (+33) 10 6 4 UEFA
    5 Argentina 1972 1974 (+2) 4 2 2 CONMEBOL
    5 Hungary 1959 1962 (+3) 8 7 1 UEFA
    5 North Korea 1838 1811 (-27) 5 9 -4 AFC
    5 Uruguay 1847 1782 (-65) 2 5 -3 CONMEBOL
    17 Italy 1968 1884 (-84) 2 2 0 UEFA
    17 Brazil 2010 1869 (-141) 4 6 -2 CONMEBOL
    17 Spain 1891 1838 (-53) 4 5 -1 UEFA
    17 Mexico 1866 1814 (-52) 1 3 -2 CONCACAF
    17 Chile 1748 1715 (-33) 2 5 -3 CONMEBOL
    17 France 1754 1710 (-44) 2 5 -3 UEFA
    17 Bulgaria 1796 1680 (-116) 1 8 -7 UEFA
    17 Switzerland 1642 1561 (-81) 1 9 -8 UEFA
    Top goal scorers:

    9 goals Eusébio
    6 goals Helmut Haller
    4 goals Ferenc Bene
    4 goals Franz Beckenbauer
    4 goals Geoff Hurst
    4 goals Valeriy Porkujan
    3 goals Bobby Charlton
    3 goals Eduard Malofeyev
    3 goals José Augusto
    3 goals José Torres
    3 goals Luis Artime
    3 goals Roger Hunt
    2 goals Igor Chislenko
    2 goals Kálmán Mészöly
    2 goals Pak Seung-Zin
    2 goals Rubén Marcos
    2 goals Uwe Seeler
    1 goal Amancio
    1 goal Anatoliy Banishevskiy
    1 goal António Simões
    1 goal Enrique Borja
    1 goal Ermindo Onega
    1 goal Garrincha
    1 goal Georgi Asparuhov
    1 goal Gérard Hausser
    1 goal Héctor De Bourgoing
    1 goal János Farkas
    1 goal Josep Fusté
    1 goal Julio César Cortés
    1 goal Lee Dong-Woon
    1 goal Lothar Emmerich
    1 goal Manuel Sanchís
    1 goal Martin Peters
    1 goal Pak Doo-Ik
    1 goal Paolo Barison
    1 goal Pedro Rocha
    1 goal Pelé
    1 goal Pirri
    1 goal René-Pierre Quentin
    1 goal Rildo
    1 goal Sandro Mazzola
    1 goal Sigfried Held
    1 goal Tostão
    1 goal Wolfgang Weber
    1 goal Yang Seung-Kook