Category Archives: World Football

Countries with the Most FIFA Women’s World Cup Appearances

COUNTRY FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP APP. YEARS BEST FINISH
1. Brazil 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Runners-Up (2007)
1. Germany 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (2003, 2007)
1. Japan 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (2011)*
1. Nigeria 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Quarterfinals (1999)
1. Norway 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (1995)
1. Sweden 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Runners-Up (2003)
1. United States 7 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Champions (1991, 1999)*
8. Australia 6 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Quarterfinals (2007, 2011, 2015)
8. Canada 6 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 4th Place (2003)
8. China 6 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015 Runners-Up (1999)
11. Denmark 4 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007 Quarterfinals (1995)
11. England 4 1995, 2007, 2011, 2015 Semifinals (2015)*
11. New Zealand 4 1991, 2007, 2011, 2015 Group Stage (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015)
11. North Korea 4 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 Quarterfinals (2007)
15. France 3 2003, 2011, 2015 4th Place (2011)
15. Ghana 3 1999, 2003, 2007 Group Stage (1999, 2003, 2007)
15. Mexico 3 1999, 2011, 2015 Group Stage (1999, 2011, 2015)
18. Argentina 2 2003, 2007 Group Stage (2003, 2007)
18. Colombia 2 2011, 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
18. Italy 2 1991, 1999 Quarterfinals (1991)
18. Russia 2 1999, 2003 Quarterfinals (1999, 2003)
18. South Korea 2 2003, 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Cameroon 1 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Chinese Taipei 1 1991 Quarterfinals (1991)
23. Costa Rica 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Ecuador 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Equatorial Guinea 1 2011 Group Stage (2011)
23. Ivory Coast 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Netherlands 1 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Spain 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)
23. Switzerland 1 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
23. Thailand 1 2015 Group Stage (2015)

Sepp Blatter and the Longest Serving FIFA Presidents

Sepp Blatter (t.) Was FIFA President For17 Years, But Jules Rimet (b.) For Nearly Twice As Many

Sepp Blatter (t.) Was FIFA President For 17 Years, But Jules Rimet (b.) For Nearly Twice As Many

It looks like FIFA President Sepp Blatter will be stepping down after all in the wake of the football organization’s latestcorruption scandal.” He is also “reportedly under investigation in the US,” according to bbc.com.

The Swiss Blatter had held the helm since 1998, third longest tenure of all eight FIFA Presidents at 17 years.

His predecessor, João Havelange of Brazil – the only non-European President, is the second longest serving at 24 years.

Together, just Havelange and Blatter have presided over FIFA since 1974. Wow.

But at the top, it’s Frenchman Jules Rimet, from back in the day. The third FIFA President, Rimet served 33 years through the Great Depression and World War II and into the 1950’s. He is also the “man who kicked off the World Cup.”

FIFA PRESIDENT YEARS OF SERVICE FROM TO COUNTRY BORN
1. Jules Rimet 33 1921 1954 France
2. João Havelange 24 1974 1998 Brazil
3. Sepp Blatter 17 1998 2015 Switzerland
4. Stanley Rous 13 1961 1974 England
5. Daniel Burley Woolfall 12 1906 1918 England
6. Arthur Drewry 6 1955 1961 England
7. Robert Guérin 2 1904 1906 France
8. Rodolphe Seeldrayers 1 1954 1955 Belgium

Photos: fijione.tv / guiadoscuriosos.com.br

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Football Clubs with the Most La Liga Championships

LA LIGA CHAMPION # TITLES SEASONS 2ND PLACE NOTES
1. Real Madrid 32 1931-32 Athletic Bilbao
1932-33 Athletic Bilbao
1953-54 Barcelona
1954-55 Barcelona
1956-57 Sevilla
1957-58 Atlético Madrid
1960-61 Atlético Madrid
1961-62 Barcelona
1962-63 Atlético Madrid
1963-64 Barcelona
1964-65 Atlético Madrid
1966-67 Barcelona
1967-68 Barcelona
1968-69 Las Plamas
1971-72 Valencia
1974-75 Zaragoza
1975-76 Barcelona
1977-78 Barcelona
1978-79 Sporting de Gijón
1979-80 Real Sociedad
1985-86 Barcelona
1986-87 Barcelona
1987-88 Real Sociedad
1988-89 Barcelona
1989-90 Valencia
1994-95 Deportivo La Coruña
1996-97 Barcelona
2000-01 Deportivo La Coruña
2002-03 Real Sociedad
2006-07 Barcelona
2007-08 Villarreal
2011-12 Barcelona
2. Barcelona 23 1928-29 Real Madrid
1944-45 Real Madrid
1947-48 Valencia
1948-49 Valencia
1951-52 Athletic Bilbao
1952-53 Valencia
1958-59 Real Madrid
1959-60 Real Madrid
1973-74 Atlético Madrid
1984-85 Atlético Madrid
1990-91 Atlético Madrid
1991-92 Real Madrid
1992-93 Real Madrid
1993-94 Deportivo La Coruña
1997-98 Athletic Bilbao
1998-99 Real Madrid
2004-05 Real Madrid
2005-06 Real Madrid
2008-09 Real Madrid
2009-10 Real Madrid
2010-11 Real Madrid
2012-13 Real Madrid
2014-15 Real Madrid
3. Atlético Madrid 10 1939-40 Sevilla as Atlético Aviación
1940-41 Athletic Bilbao as Atlético Aviación
1949-50 Deportivo La Coruña
1950-51 Sevilla
1965-66 Real Madrid
1969-70 Athletic Bilbao
1972-73 Barcelona
1976-77 Barcelona
1995-96 Valencia
2013-14 Barcelona
4. Athletic Bilbao 8 1929-30 Barcelona
1930-31 Racing Santander
1933-34 Real Madrid
1935-36 Real Madrid
1942-43 Sevilla
1955-56 Barcelona
1982-83 Real Madrid
1983-84 Real Madrid
5. Valencia 6 1941-42 Real Madrid
1943-44 Atlético Aviación (Atlético Madrid)
1946-47 Athletic Bilbao
1970-71 Barcelona
2001-02 Deportivo La Coruña
2003-04 Barcelona
6. Real Sociedad 2 1980-81 Real Madrid
1981-82 Barcelona
7. Deportivo La Coruña 1 1999-00 Barcelona
7. Sevilla 1 1945-46 Barcelona
7. Betis 1 1934-35 Real Madrid
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