Tournament Details



Details:
Host country: Mexico
Dates: 31-May-1970 to 21-June-1970
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 qualification stages of the 1970 World Cup were the cause of the Football War between Honduras and El Salvador.
  • After Brazil won the World Cup for the 3rd time, the Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded permanently to Brazil.

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 Brazil 2011 2275 (+264) 19 7 12 CONMEBOL
    2 Italy 2006 2030 (+24) 10 8 2 UEFA
    3 West Germany 1991 2092 (+101) 17 10 7 UEFA
    4 Uruguay 1848 1861 (+13) 4 5 -1 CONMEBOL
    5 England 2067 2010 (-57) 4 4 0 UEFA
    5 Soviet Union 1977 1940 (-37) 6 2 4 UEFA
    5 Peru 1711 1791 (+80) 9 9 0 CONMEBOL
    5 Mexico 1696 1780 (+84) 6 4 2 CONCACAF
    17 Sweden 1842 1856 (+14) 2 2 0 UEFA
    17 Romania 1793 1824 (+31) 4 5 -1 UEFA
    17 Czechoslovakia 1957 1788 (-169) 2 7 -5 UEFA
    17 Belgium 1772 1706 (-66) 4 5 -1 UEFA
    17 Bulgaria 1810 1694 (-116) 5 9 -4 UEFA
    17 Israel 1671 1694 (+23) 1 3 -2 AFC
    17 Morocco 1687 1616 (-71) 2 6 -4 CAF
    17 El Salvador 1535 1417 (-118) 0 9 -9 CONCACAF
    Top goal scorers:

    10 goals Gerd Müller
    7 goals Jairzinho
    5 goals Teófilo Cubillas
    4 goals Anatoliy Byshovets
    4 goals Pelé
    3 goals Luigi Riva
    3 goals Rivelino
    3 goals Uwe Seeler
    2 goals Alberto Gallardo
    2 goals Florea Dumitrache
    2 goals Gianni Rivera
    2 goals Javier Valdivia
    2 goals Ladislav Petráš
    2 goals Raoul Lambert
    2 goals Roberto Boninsegna
    2 goals Tostão
    2 goals Wilfried Van Moer
    1 goal Alan Mullery
    1 goal Alexandru Neagu
    1 goal Allan Clarke
    1 goal Angelo Domenghini
    1 goal Asparuh Nikodimov
    1 goal Carlos Alberto
    1 goal Clodoaldo
    1 goal Dinko Dermendzhiev
    1 goal Dobromir Zhechev
    1 goal Emerich Dembrovschi
    1 goal Franz Beckenbauer
    1 goal Geoff Hurst
    1 goal Gérson
    1 goal Gustavo Peña
    1 goal Héctor Chumpitaz
    1 goal Hristo Bonev
    1 goal Ildo Maneiro
    1 goal Javier Fragoso
    1 goal José Luis González
    1 goal Juan Ignacio Basaguren
    1 goal Juan Mujica
    1 goal Kakhi Asatiani
    1 goal Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
    1 goal Luis Cubilla
    1 goal Maouhoub Ghazouani
    1 goal Martin Peters
    1 goal Mohammed Houmane
    1 goal Mordechai Spiegler
    1 goal Ove Grahn
    1 goal Reinhard Libuda
    1 goal Roberto Challe
    1 goal Tarcisio Burgnich
    1 goal Todor Kolev
    1 goal Tom Turesson
    1 goal Víctor Espárrago
    1 goal Vitaly Khmelnitsky
    1 goal Wolfgang Overath