List of players who have won multiple FIFA World Cups

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Below is a list of players who have won multiple FIFA World Cups. Brazil's Pelé is the only player to have won three World Cup winners' medals, with 20 other players who have won two World Cup medals. Cafu is the only player who has appeared in 3 World Cup finals (winning 2 of them).[1]

While World Cup winners' medals are given to all members of the winning squads from 1978 onwards, FIFA announced in November 2007 that they have decided to retroactively award winners' medals to all members of the winning squads between 1930 and 1974.[2]

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If the year is indicated in bold, it means the player appeared in the final match. If the year is indicated in italics, it means the player did not play a single minute in the finals tournament.

 Brazil


 Italy


 Argentina

Notes[edit]

  • No player has won two World Cups both as captain. Giuseppe Meazza (1938), Hilderaldo Bellini (1958), Mauro (1962), Daniel Passarella (1978), and Cafu (2002) lifted the trophy once as captain, but were not captain for the other tournament. Argentina's Diego Maradona (1986, 1990) and Brazil's Dunga (1994, 1998) captained their sides in two final matches, but only won on their first occasions, while West Germany's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1982, 1986) lost both final matches as captain.
  • Pelé and Vavá are the only two players to score in two final matches for winning teams. West Germany's Paul Breitner (1974, 1982) and France's Zinedine Zidane (1998, 2006) also scored in two final matches, but only won on their first occasions.
  • Cafu is the only player to play in three final matches, 1994 (as a substitute), 1998 and 2002.
  • Luis Monti is the only player to play in two final matches for different national teams. He appeared in the 1930 final for Argentina, who lost, and the 1934 final for Italy, who won. Attilio Demaría was also in 1930's Argentina squad and 1934's Italy squad, but appeared in neither final.
  • Mário Zagallo went on to win the World Cup in 1970 as the head coach, becoming the first to win both as player and coach. West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer is the other, winning as both captain (1974) and coach (1990).
  • Italy's Vittorio Pozzo is the only coach to win the World Cup twice (1934, 1938). Four other coaches finished as winners once and runners-up once: West Germany's Helmut Schön (winners in 1974, runners-up in 1966) and Franz Beckenbauer (winners in 1990, runners-up in 1986), Argentina's Carlos Bilardo (winners in 1986, runners-up in 1990), and Brazil's Mário Zagallo (winners in 1970, runners-up in 1998).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cafu
  2. ^ 122 forgotten heroes get World Cup medals, ESPNSoccernet.com, November 25, 2007.