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1974 FIFA WORLD CUP
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  1974 WORLD CUP
                     

The 1974 FIFA World Cup took place in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July 1974. 16 teams from 5 confederations participated in the final tournament: 9 from Europe (UEFA), 4 from South America (CONMEBOL), 1 from North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF), 1 from Africa (CAF), and 1 from Oceania (OFC). Four teams made their first World Cup presentation (Australia, East Germany, Haiti, and Zaire). The sun of Mexico had been definitely replaced by torrential rains and bad conditions. Players complained about the sun four years ago earlier and now they missed it. This was also the first time the FIFA World Cup Trophy, an 18 carat gold trophy, was awarded.  Since the first World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay, two trophies have represented the original prize for winning the World Cup. The Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970 and the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to the present day. The Jules Rimet Trophy, to honor the FIFA President Jules Rimet, had been won for the third time by Brazil four years earlier in Mexico and awarded permanently to the Brazilians.

This was the first time red cards were used in a World Cup. Red card were formally introduced in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, but no players were sent off throughout the tournament. Carlos Caszely of Chile was the first player to be sent off with a red card in a World Cup match. This happened in the game when Germany defeated Chile 1-0 at Olympiastadion in West Berlin on 14 June 1974. In another curious fact, Brazil defeated Argentina 2-1 in the South  Americans' first-ever FIFA World Cup meeting. This championship will also be remembered for the emergence of the Dutch total  football, a tactical theory of association football in which any  outfield player can take over the role of any other player in a team.  It was invented by Rinus Michels, a famous Dutch football coach, and pioneered by Dutch football club Ajax. Michels was named  "coach of the century" by FIFA in 1999.

Defending champion Brazil, the hosts West Germany, Netherlands and their Total Football and Olympic gold medallists two years earlier Poland led by Lato were the favorites. The four teams reached the semi-finals confirming the initial probabilities. Poland with Grzegorz Lato and Andrzej Szarmach announced its intensions early, recording three wins in Group D. They only were defeated  1-0 in second round by West Germany under torrential rainstorms in Frankfurt. "Who knows what would have happened without all that rain and a wet field?, "It wasn't a football game, it was water polo”, said Lato. Poland finished in the third place showing the quality of their team beating Brazil 1-0. Brazil, with Pelé, Gérson and Tostão out of the picture, did not have a brilliant performance in the first round, but was only surpassed by the Netherlands 2-0 in the second round before reaching the semifinals. West Germany was surprised by East Germany and struggled to beat Chile and Australia in the first round, but in the second round had no major drawbacks to defeat Poland, Yugoslavia and Sweden to reach the final. Netherlands, on the other hand, less than impressive in the first round, displayed a wonderful football and won all three games of the second round to win their group and advance to the final.

This World Cup has not been immune to controversy. João Havelange, the former FIFA President from 1974 to 1998, is certain to have further fuelled these conspiracy theories by openly stating  that the 1966 and 1974 World Cups were fixed -1-.

The 1974 FIFA World Cup Final was contested at Olympiastadion, Munich, before a crowd of 75,000, for the hosts, West Germany led by Franz Beckenbauer, and the Netherlands and their Total Football Orchestra led by Johan Cruyff and inspired tactically with the brains of coach Rinus Michels. This is the game everyone expected. These were undoubtedly the times of Cruijff and Beckenbauer who shone and took the place vacated by Pele. West Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 in one of the best games of the tournament winning the second World Cup. The Netherlands scored the first goal in the first minute before the Germans had even touched the ball. Cruijff followed a solo run, he was fouled by Uli Hoeneß in the German  penalty area, and Neeskens did the rest from the penalty spot, one  minute 1-0. But the Germans are always Germans and we are accustomed to this sort of things. Germans coming from behind recovered from 0-1 down to record a 2-1 victory over the Dutch. West Germany were awarded a penalty after Hölzenbein was fouled within the Dutch area, the referee Taylor pointed to the penalty spot,  and Paul Breitner scored to tie the game 1-1. These were the first  two penalties awarded in a World Cup final. This was also the first  time the reigning European champion wins the World Cup.

The top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament was the revelation of the competition, Grzegorz Lato of Poland, who would go on to score nine goals. Wladyslaw Zmuda of Poland was elected Best Young Player. The names that people probably remember from those times are: Sepp Maier (German goalkeeper), Dino Zoff (Italian goalkeeper), Jan Tomaszewski (Polish goalkeeper), Ronnie Hellström (Swedish goalkeeper), Ruud Krol (Dutch defender), Franz Beckenbauer (German defender), Jerzy Gorgoń (Polish defender), Berti Vogts (German defender), Paul Breitner (German defender), Elías Figueroa (Chilean defender), Kazimierz Deyna (Poland midfielder), Wolfgang Overath (German midfielder), Fabio Capello  (Italian midfielder), Rivelino (Brazilian midfielder), Dirceu (Brazilian midfielder), Jurgen Sparwasser (East German midfielder), Gianni Rivera (Italian midfielder), Johan Neeskens (Dutch midfielder), Gerd Müller (German striker who scored 14 goals in the World Cup finals overall), Johan Cruijff (Dutch striker), Johnny Rep  (Dutch striker), Mario Kempes (Argentinean striker), Rob Rensenbrink (Dutch striker), Dragan Džajić (Yugoslav striker),  Andrzej Szarmach (Polish striker), Kenny Dalglish (Scotish striker), Jairzinho (Brazilian striker), Ralf Edström (Swedish striker), Grzegorz Lato (Poland striker and Golden Shoe), and Wladyslaw Zmuda (Poland defender and best young player).

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       -1- 1966 & 1974 World Cups Were Fixed - Former FIFA President.
                                       
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  13 June 1974 to 7 July 1974
  
  Matches
  38
  Venues
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  97 (2.55 per match)
                                       
                                       
WEST GERMANY 2-1 NETHERLANDS
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 Golden shoe
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7
  Runner-up
2
5
  Third place
  Poland
5
  Fourth Place
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  Antecedents
                                       

West Germany was chosen to host the 1974 FIFA World Cup at the FIFA Congress in London, England, on 6 July 1966. The hosts for  the World Cups of 1978 and 1982 were awarded at the same conference. There were two bids to host the 1974 FIFA World Cup: West Germany and Spain. However, there was a rapid agreement between the two countries. Since both countries bidding to host the  World Cups of 1974 and 1982, the problem was easily solved. West Germany would support the candidacy of Spain for the 1982 FIFA World Cup and withdrew from the 1982 bidding process, and Spain, on the other hand, would support the candidacy of West Germany for the 1974 tournament and withdrew from the 1974 bidding process.

 There was a backdrop of tension and unease in the previous months  to the World Cup.  Security was tighter than ever with tanks poised at the airports and armed police outside the stadiums. The situation  was not without reason. The Munich massacre, an informal name for events that occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, had occurred two years earlier when 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. Fortunately, the 10th World Cup went happily by without a major incident of violence.

FIFA, on the other hand, had a new President: The Brazilian Jean-Marie Faustin Goedefroid de Havelange, more commonly known as  João Havelange, who had taken the place of Englishman Sir Stanley  Rous. Havelange was the 7th President of FIFA, serving from 1974 to 1998. He was the first non-European to be President since FIFA was founded in 1904.

                                       
  Qualification
                                       
 
 Participating countries:
99
 Withdrew:
7
 Qualified automatically:
2
 Teams that played at least one qualifying match:
90
 Matches:
226
 Total goals:
620 (2.74 per match)
 

A total of 99 teams signed up to participate in the 1974 World Cup qualification rounds setting a new record number for the qualifying tournament. West Germany, as the hosts, and Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

Some very important teams had problems in the qualification rounds, and finally failed to qualify for the final tournament. They were England, France, Soviet Union, Hungary, and Spain. The 14 available spots were distributed in continental zones as shown below:

Europe (UEFA): 9.5 spots. 32 teams competed for 8 direct places. The winner of the other 0.5 place would progress to the international playoff against a team from CONMEBOL. West Germany, as the hosts, qualified directly.
South America (CONMEBOL): 3.5 spots. 9 teams competed for 2 direct places. The winner of the other 0.5 place would progress to the international playoff against a team from UEFA. Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically. Venezuela withdrew.
North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 1 spot. 13 teams competed for only 1 direct place.  Jamaica withdrew.
Asia (AFC) and Oceania (OFC): 1 spot. 18 teams competed for 1 direct place. India, Sri Lanka and Philippines withdrew.
Africa (CAF): 1 spot. 24 teams competed for only 1 direct place. Madagascar and Gabon withdrew.

Chile, from CONMEBOL, and Soviet Union, from UEFA, advanced to the international playoff. Chile drew 0-0 in Moscow and the Soviet Union refused to travel to Chile for the recent coup d’état and the execution of thousands of prisoners in the National Stadium. The party had to play anyway, and was played… before thousands of stunned spectators. 11 Chileans against any Soviet. The Chilean players began to pass the ball to each other until the captain pushed the ball into the net. Goal of Chile and end of game.  Chile qualified for the World Cup -1-.

A total of 90 teams played at least one qualifying match. 226 qualifying matches were played, and 620 goals were scored establishing three new records.

 
       
  Match officials  
   
Thirty referees participated in the tournament. 17 from UEFA, 6 from CONMEBOL, 2 from AFC, 2 from CAF, 2 from CONCACAF, and 1 from OFC..
 
   
 
     
     
1974 WORLD CUP STANDINGS
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Sum(P/Nt)
Title
Pt
Ap.
1
 West Germany
7
6
0
1
13
4
9
12
1.71
0.0625
16.00
C
8
2
 Netherlands
7
5
1
1
15
3
12
11
1.57
0.1250
8.00
F
3
3
 Poland
7
6
0
1
16
5
11
12
1.71
0.1875
6.00
TP
2
4
 Brazil
7
3
2
2
6
4
2
8
1.14
0.2500
4.00
FP
10
5
 Sweden
6
2
2
2
7
6
1
6
1.00
0.3125
2.00
2R
6
6
 East Germany
6
2
2
2
5
5
0
6
1.00
0.3750
2.00
2R
1
7
 Yugoslavia
6
1
2
3
12
7
5
4
0.67
0.4375
2.00
2R
6
8
 Argentina
6
1
2
3
9
12
-3
4
0.67
0.5000
2.00
2R
6
9
 Scotland
3
1
2
0
3
1
2
4
1.33
0.5625
1.00
1R
3
10
 Italy
3
1
1
1
5
4
1
3
1.00
0.6250
1.00
1R
8
11
 Chile
3
0
2
1
1
2
-1
2
0.67
0.6875
1.00
1R
5
12
 Bulgaria
3
0
2
1
2
5
-3
2
0.67
0.7500
1.00
1R
4
13
 Uruguay
3
0
1
2
1
6
-5
1
0.33
0.8125
1.00
1R
7
14
 Australia
3
0
1
2
0
5
-5
1
0.33
0.8750
1.00
1R
1
15
 Haiti
3
0
0
3
2
14
-12
0
0.00
0.9375
1.00
1R
1
16
 Zaire
3
0
0
3
0
14
-14
0
0.00
1.0000
1.00
1R
1
     
     
TOURNAMENT SUMMARY
   
   
First Round - Group 1
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 East Germany
3
2
1
0
4
1
3
5
2
 West Germany
3
2
0
1
4
1
3
4
3
 Chile
3
0
2
1
1
2
-1
2
4
 Australia
3
0
1
2
0
5
-5
1
   
   
Match 1
1-0
Chile  
Date: 14 June 1974  
Stadium: Olympiastadion    
Venue: West Berlin    
Attendance: 81,100  
Referee: Doğan Babacan (Turkey)  
   
Match 2
East Germany
2-0
Australia  
Date: 14 June 1974
C. Curran 58' (o.g.)
 
Stadium: Volksparkstadion  
Venue: Hamburg    
Attendance: 17,000    
Referee: Youssou N'Diaye (Senegal)  
   
Match 3
3-0
Australia  
Date: 18 June 1974  
Stadium: Volksparkstadion  
Venue: Hamburg  
Attendance: 53,300  
Referee: Mahmoud Mustafa Kamel (Egypt)  
   
Match 4
1-1
East Germany  
Date: 18 June 1974 M. Hoffmann 55'
Stadium: Olympiastadion    
Venue: West Berlin    
Attendance: 28,300    
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)  
   
Match 5
0-0
Chile  
Date: 22 June 1974    
Stadium: Olympiastadion    
Venue: West Berlin    
Attendance: 17,400  
Referee: Jafar Namdar (Iran)  
   
Match 6
East Germany
1-0
West Germany  
Date: 22 June 1974  
Stadium: Volksparkstadion    
Venue: Hamburg    
Attendance: 60,200  
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)  
   
First Round - Group 2
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Yugoslavia
3
1
2
0
10
1
9
4
2
 Brazil
3
1
2
0
3
0
3
4
3
 Scotland
3
1
2
0
3
1
2
4
4
 Zaire
3
0
0
3
0
14
-14
0
   
   
Match 7
0-0
Yugoslavia  
Date: 13 June 1974      
Stadium: Waldstadion    
Venue: Frankfurt    
Attendance: 62,000      
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)  
   
Match 8
Scotland
2-0
Zaire  
Date: 14 June 1974  
Stadium: Westfalenstadion  
Venue: Dortmund    
Attendance: 27,000  
Referee: Gerhard Schulenburg (West Germany)  
   
Match 9
Yugoslavia
9-0
Zaire  
Date: 18 June 1974
D. Bajević 8', 30', 81'
 
Stadium: Parkstadion  
Venue: Gelsenkirchen  
Attendance: 31,700  
Referee: Omar Delgado Gómez (Colombia)  
     
     
   
Match 10
Scotland
0-0
Brazil  
Date: 18 June 1974      
Stadium: Waldstadion    
Venue: Frankfurt    
Attendance: 62,000  
Referee: Arie van Gemert (Netherlands)    
   
Match 11
Scotland
1-1
Yugoslavia  
Date: 22 June 1974 S. Karasi 81'
Stadium: Waldstadion    
Venue: Frankfurt    
Attendance: 56,000    
Referee: Alfonso González Archundia (Mexico)  
   
Match 12
3-0
Zaire  
Date: 22 June 1974  
Stadium: Parkstadion  
Venue: Gelsenkirchen  
Attendance: 35,000    
Referee: Nicolae Rainea (Romania)  
   
First Round - Group 3
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Netherlands
3
2
1
0
6
1
5
5
2
 Sweden
3
1
2
0
3
0
3
4
3
 Bulgaria
3
0
2
1
2
5
-3
2
4
 Uruguay
3
0
1
2
1
6
-5
1
   
   
Match 13  
2-0
Uruguay  
Date: 15 June 1974
J. Rep 7', 86'
   
Stadium: Niedersachsenstadion    
Venue: Hanover    
Attendance: 55,100  
Referee: Károly Palotai (Hungary)  
   
Match 14
Sweden
0-0
Bulgaria  
Date: 15 June 1974    
Stadium: Rheinstadion    
Venue: Düsseldorf    
Attendance: 23,800  
Referee: Edison Pérez Nuñez (Peru)  
       
Match 15  
1-1
Bulgaria  
Date: 19 June 1974   H. Bonev 75'
Stadium: Niedersachsenstadion
 
Venue: Hanover    
Attendance: 13,400  
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)  
   
Match 16
0-0
Sweden  
Date: 19 June 1974    
Stadium: Westfalenstadion    
Venue: Dortmund    
Attendance: 53,700  
Referee: Werner Winsemann (Canada)  
       
Match 17  
4-1
Bulgaria  
Date: 23 June 1974
J. Neeskens 5', 45'
  R. Krol 78' (o.g.)
Stadium: Westfalenstadion
J. Rep 71'
 
Venue: Dortmund  
Attendance: 53,300  
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)  
   
Match 18
Sweden
3-0
Uruguay  
Date: 23 June 1974
R. Edström 46', 77'
 
Stadium: Rheinstadion  
Venue: Düsseldorf    
Attendance: 28,300  
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)  
   
First Round - Group 4
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Poland
3
3
0
0
12
3
9
6
2
 Argentina
3
1
1
1
7
5
2
3
3
 Italy
3
1
1
1
5
4
1
3
4
 Haiti
3
0
0
3
2
14
-12
0
   
   
Match 19  
3-1
Haiti  
Date: 15 June 1974   E. Sanon 46'
Stadium: Olympiastadion  
Venue: Munich  
Attendance: 53,000  
Referee: Vicente Llobregat (Venezuela)  
   
Match 20
Poland
3-2
Argentina  
Date: 15 June 1974
G. Lato 7', 62'
R. Heredia 60'
Stadium: Neckarstadion C. Babington 66'
Venue: Stuttgart    
Attendance: 32,700  
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)  
       
Match 21  
1-1
Italy  
Date: 19 June 1974   R. Perfumo 35' (o.g.)
Stadium: Neckarstadion
 
Venue: Stuttgart    
Attendance: 70,100  
Referee: Pavel Kazakov (Soviet Union)  
   
Match 22
Poland
7-0
Haiti  
Date: 19 June 1974
G. Lato 17', 87'
 
Stadium: Olympiastadion  
Venue: Munich
A. Szarmach 30', 34', 50'
 
Attendance: 25,300  
Referee: Govindasamay Suppiah (Singapore)  
       
Match 23  
4-1
Haiti  
Date: 23 June 1974
H. Yazalde 15', 68'
  E. Sanon 63'
Stadium: Olympiastadion  
Venue: Munich  
Attendance: 25,900  
Referee: Pablo Sánchez Ibáñez (Spain)  
   
Match 24
Poland
2-1
Italy  
Date: 23 June 1974 F. Capello 85'
Stadium: Neckarstadion  
Venue: Stuttgart
 
Attendance: 70,100  
Referee: Hans-Joachim Weyland (West Germany)  
   
Second Round - Group A
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Netherlands
3
3
0
0
8
0
8
6
2
 Brazil
3
2
0
1
3
3
0
4
3
 East Germany
3
0
1
2
1
4
-3
1
4
 Argentina
3
0
1
2
2
7
-5
1
   
       
Match 25  
4-0
Argentina  
Date: 26 June 1974
J. Cruyff 10, 90'
   
Stadium: Parkstadion  
Venue: Gelsenkirchen
J. Rep 73'
 
Attendance: 56,548  
Referee: Bob Davidson (Scotland)  
   
Match 26
1-0
East Germany  
Date: 26 June 1974  
Stadium: Niedersachsenstadion
 
Venue: Hanover    
Attendance: 59,863  
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)  
       
Match 27  
2-1
Argentina  
Date: 30 June 1974   M. Brindisi 35'
Stadium: Niedersachsenstadion  
Venue: Hanover
 
Attendance: 39,400  
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)  
   
Match 28
2-0
East Germany  
Date: 30 June 1974  
Stadium: Parkstadion  
Venue: Gelsenkirchen
 
Attendance: 68,348  
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)  
   
Match 29
1-1
East Germany  
Date: 3 July 1974 J. Streich 14'
Stadium: Parkstadion
 
Venue: Gelsenkirchen    
Attendance: 54,254    
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)  
       
Match 30
2-0
Brazil  
Date: 3 July 1974  
Stadium: Westfalenstadion  
Venue: Dortmund    
Attendance: 53,700  
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)  
   
Second Round - Group B
   
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 West Germany
3
3
0
0
7
2
5
6
2
 Poland
3
2
0
1
3
2
1
4
3
 Sweden
3
1
0
2
4
6
-2
2
4
 Yugoslavia
3
0
0
3
2
6
-4
1
   
   
Match 28
2-0
Yugoslavia  
Date: 26 June 1974  
Stadium: Rheinstadion  
Venue: Düsseldorf    
Attendance: 67,385  
Referee: Armando Marques (Brazil)  
   
Match 29
Poland
1-0
Sweden  
Date: 26 June 1974  
Stadium: Neckarstadion    
Venue: Stuttgart    
Attendance: 44,955    
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)  
       
Match 30
Poland
2-1
Yugoslavia  
Date: 30 June 1974 S. Karasi 43'
Stadium: Waldstadion  
Venue: Frankfurt
 
Attendance: 58,000  
Referee: Rudi Glöckner (East Germany)  
   
Match 28
4-2
Sweden  
Date: 30 June 1974 R. Edström 24'
Stadium: Rheinstadion R. Sandberg 53'
Venue: Düsseldorf  
Attendance: 67,800  
Referee: Pavel Kazakov (Soviet Union)  
   
Match 29
1-0
Poland  
Date: 3 July 1974  
Stadium: Waldstadion
 
Venue: Frankfurt    
Attendance: 62,000    
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)  
       
Match 30
Sweden
2-1
Yugoslavia  
Date: 3 July 1974 I. Šurjak 27'
Stadium: Rheinstadion  
Venue: Düsseldorf    
Attendance: 41,300  
Referee: Luis Pestarino (Argentina)  
   
Third-place Match
   
Match 31
Poland
1-0
Brazil  
Date: 6 July 1974  
Stadium: Olympiastadion    
Venue: Munich    
Attendance: 77,100    
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)    
   
Final
   
Match 32
2-1
Netherlands  
Date: 7 July 1974   J. Neeskens 2'
Stadium: Olympiastadion  
Venue: Munich
 
Attendance: 78,200  
  Referee: Jack Taylor (England)  
   
       
       
  STATISTICS
     
     
Goalscorers
   
 
Pos
Player
Team
Flag
Goals
1
 G. Lato  Poland
7
2
 J. Neeskens  Netherlands
5
 A. Szarmach  Poland
5
4
 J. Rep  Netherlands
4
 R. Edström  Sweden
4
 G. Müller  West Germany
4
7
 R. Houseman  Argentina
3
 Rivelino  Brazil
3
 J. Cruyff  Netherlands
3
 K. Deyna  Poland
3
 P. Breitner  West Germany
3
 D. Bajević  Yugoslavia
3
13
 H. Yazalde  Argentina
2
 Jairzinho  Brazil
2
 J. Streich  East Germany
2
 E. Sanon  Haiti
2
 J. Jordan  Scotland
2
 R. Sandberg  Sweden
2
 W. Overath  West Germany
2
 S. Karasi  Yugoslavia
2
 I. Šurjak  Yugoslavia
2
22
 R. Heredia  Argentina
1
 C. Babington  Argentina
1
 M. Brindisi  Argentina
1
 R. Ayala  Argentina
1
 Valdomiro  Brazil
1
 H. Bonev  Bulgaria
1
 R. Krol (Netherlands, o.g.)  Bulgaria
1
 S. Ahumada  Chile
1
 C. Curran (Australia, o.g.)  East Germany
1
 M. Hoffmann  East Germany
1
 J. Sparwasser  East Germany
1
 G. Rivera  Italy
1
 F. Capello  Italy
1
 R. Perfumo (Argentina, o.g.)  Italy
1
 P. Anastasi  Italy
1
 R. Benetti  Italy
1
 T. de Jong  Netherlands
1
 R. Rensenbrink  Netherlands
1
 R. Krol  Netherlands
1
 J. Gorgoń  Poland
1
 P. Lorimer  Scotland
1
 C. Torstensson  Sweden
1
 R. Pavoni  Uruguay
1
 B. Cullmann  West Germany
1
 U. Hoeneß  West Germany
1
 J. Grabowski  West Germany
1
 R. Bonhof  West Germany
1
 D. Džajić  Yugoslavia
1
 J. Katalinski  Yugoslavia
1
 V. Bogićević  Yugoslavia
1
 B. Oblak  Yugoslavia
1
 I. Petković  Yugoslavia
1
 
The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award is granted to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. The first time an award was given was in 1982, under the name Golden Shoe. However, FIFA lists the top goalscorers of previous Cups among the Golden Boot winners.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
        
Overall top goal scorers
   
 

The complete list is available at: Goleadores-1974

   
Pos
Player
 Team
Flag
Goals
WC-1
WC-2
WC-3
WC-4
1
 Gerd Müller  West Germany
14
70
74
   
2
 Just Fontaine  France
13
58
 
3
 Pelé  Brazil
12
58
62
66
70
4
 Sándor Kocsis  Hungary
11
54
 
5
 Helmut Rahn  West Germany
 
10
54
58
 
6
 Vavá  Brazil
9
58
62
 
 Uwe Seeler  West Germany
9
58
62
66
70
 Eusébio  Portugal
9
66
 
 Jairzinho  Brazil
9
70
74
   
10
 Guillermo Stábile  Argentina
8
30
 
 Leônidas  Brazil
8
34
38
 
 Ademir  Brazil
8
50
 
 Oscar Míguez  Uruguay
8
50
54
 
14
 Oldřich Nejedlý  Czechoslovakia
7
34
38
 
 Hans Schäfer  West Germany
7
54
58
 
 Lajos Tichy  Hungary
7
58
62
 
 Grzegorz Lato  Poland
7
74
     
18
 György Sárosi  Hungary
6
34
38
 
 Erich Probst  Austria
6
54
 
 Josef Hügi  Switzerland
6
54
 
 Max Morlock  West Germany
6
54
 
 Helmut Haller  West Germany
6
66
 
 Rivelino  Brazil
6
70
74
   
 
   
   
Scoring frequency by team
   
Pos
Team
Flag
Tot
13
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Ch
 
948
1
1
1
1
3
3
7
9
36
54
87
286
1
  Brazil
109
2
1
1
1
4
6
10
21
0
2
  West Germany
100
1
3
6
4
6
24
0
3
  Hungary
70
1
1
1
5
3
4
11
0
4
  Uruguay
57
2
2
4
6
15
0
5
  Italy
53
1
2
3
5
21
0
6
  Sweden
47
3
6
4
9
0
7
  Yugoslavia
45
1
4
6
17
+2
8
  Argentina
40
1
4
3
14
+3
9
  France
38
1
3
2
12
-2
10
  England
34
1
3
3
15
-2
11
  Czechoslovakia
32
1
1
1
4
10
-1
12
  Soviet Union
30
3
1
5
5
0
13
  Switzerland
28
1
2
1
1
9
0
14
  Austria
26
1
2
3
8
0
15
  Chile
23
1
7
5
0
16
  Poland
21
1
1
1
1
2
+11
17
  Spain
20
2
2
8
-1
18
  Mexico
19
2
15
-1
19
  Netherlands
17
1
1
1
5
+14
  Portugal
17
1
2
2
-1
21
  Belgium
12
1
3
3
-2
  Paraguay
12
4
4
-2
  Romania
12
1
1
7
-2
  United States
12
1
8
-2
25
  Peru
10
1
1
3
-2
  Turkey
10
2
1
2
-2
27
  Bulgaria
9
9
-2
28
  Scotland
7
1
5
+3
29
  Northern Ireland
6
1
1
-3
30
  Colombia
5
5
-3
  Cuba
5
1
2
-3
  East Germany
5
1
3
  Korea DPR
5
1
3
-3
34
  Wales
4
1
2
-3
35
  Egypt
2
1
-2
  Morocco
2
2
-2
  Haiti
2
1
   
38
  Israel
1
1
-2
  Norway
1
1
-2
 
   
   
  Teams that contributed players for national teams
   
 
The most important teams that contributed players to the national teams are shown in the table below. The complete list is available at: Teams-Countries-Players-1974
   
 
Pos
Logo
Team
NoP
Country
Flag
1
  Colo-Colo
9
  Chile
2
  PFC Levski Sofia
8
  Bulgaria
  FC Bayern München
8
  West Germany
  Red Star Belgrade
8
  Yugoslavia
  AS Vita Club
8
  Zaire
6
  PFC CSKA Sofia
7
  Bulgaria
  FC Carl Zeiss Jena
7
  East Germany
  Racing Club Haïtien
7
  Haiti
  Violette AC
7
  Haiti
  Feijenoord
7
  Netherlands
  HNK Hajduk Split
7
  Yugoslavia
  TP Mazembe
7
  Zaire
13
  Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
6
  Brazil
  Juventus
6
  Italy
  AFC Ajax
6
  Netherlands
File:Escudo de Peñarol.svg
  Peñarol
6
17
  St George FC
5
  Leeds United F.C.
5
  England
  Internazionale
5
  Italy
  PSV Eindhoven
5
  Netherlands
  Wisła Kraków
5
  Poland
  Borussia Mönchengladbach
5
  West Germany
23
  Huracán
4
  CA Independiente
4
  São Paulo FC
4
  Brazil
  Unión Española
4
  Chile
  1. FC Magdeburg
4
  East Germany
  Manchester United
4
  England
  Górnik Zabrze
4
  Poland
  Celtic F.C.
4
  Scotland
File:Club Nacional de Football's logo.png
  Nacional
4
  Daring Club Motema Pembe
4
  Zaire
   
        
Cumulative teams contributions (teams)
   
 

The complete list is available at: Teams-Countries-Players-1974

   
 
Pos
Log
Team
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
1
File:Escudo de Peñarol.svg
  Peñarol
56
5
1
9
9
7
11
8
6
2
File:Club Nacional de Football's logo.png
  Nacional
50
9
1
5
8
9
6
8
4
3
  Internazionale   Italy
41
4
5
5
6
1
2
7
6
5
4
File:Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas logo.svg
  Botafogo
  Brazil
38
4
9
5
1
1
3
5
4
3
3
5
  Juventus   Italy
36
10
2
4
5
1
2
4
2
6
6
  Red Star Belgrade
  Yugoslavia
32
8
5
6
5
8
7
  Colo-Colo
  Chile
31
8
6
5
3
9
8
  Universidad de Chile
  Chile
29
3
9
14
3
9
  Ferencvárosi TC   Hungary
28
6
8
1
3
4
6
10
  PFC CSKA Sofia
  Bulgaria
27
8
5
7
7
11
  Fluminense
  Brazil
25
5
5
2
4
1
3
2
2
1
12
  SK Rapid Wien
  Austria
24
5
4
10
5
  São Paulo FC
  Brazil
24
4
4
4
3
2
2
1
4
  Santos FC
  Brazil
24
1
3
7
6
5
2
  MTK Budapest FC   Hungary
24
3
7
6
3
4
1
  A.C. Milan   Italy
24
1
2
2
1
8
3
4
3
  CD Guadalajara
  Mexico
24
3
2
6
7
4
2
18
  SK Slavia Praha
  Czechoslovakia
23
10
9
2
1
1
  AC Sparta Prague
  Czechoslovakia
23
6
8
2
2
2
3
  Újpest FC   Hungary
23
7
5
2
1
4
4
21
  Vasco da Gama
  Brazil
22
4
2
1
8
3
3
1
  PFC Levski Sofia
  Bulgaria
22
4
4
6
8
  Dukla Prague
  Czechoslovakia
22
7
7
7
1
  Lausanne Sports   Switzerland
22
2
1
3
4
5
7
  Grasshopper-Club Zürich   Switzerland
22
6
9
1
3
1
1
1
26
  FC Barcelona   Spain
21
3
5
7
5
1
  Real Madrid   Spain
21
5
1
1
7
6
1
28
  River Plate
20
7
6
5
2
  1. FC Köln   West Germany
20
2
3
4
3
5
3
30
  Flamengo
  Brazil
19
2
3
2
3
4
2
1
2
  Manchester United   England
19
2
3
3
1
3
3
4
  Club América
  Mexico
19
5
3
1
2
1
5
2
File:Escudo de Olimpia.png
  Club Olimpia
  Paraguay
19
5
6
8
  FK Partizan
  Yugoslavia
19
7
5
3
4
35
File:Boca Juniors logo.png
  Boca Juniors
18
4
4
4
6
  Bologna   Italy
18
2
3
1
2
4
6
  Servette FC   Switzerland
18
5
4
3
3
2
1
  FC Bayern München   West Germany
18
1
2
1
1
2
3
8
        
        
The leagues that contributed players for national teams
   
 
The most important leagues that contributed players to the national teams are shown in the table below.

   
 
Pos
Team
Flag
NoP
1
 Brazil
27
2
 West Germany
24
3
 Australia
22
 Bulgaria
22
 East Germany
22
 Italy
22
 Poland
22
 Zaire
22
9
 Netherlands
21
10
 Haiti
20
 Yugoslavia
20
12
 Chile
18
13
 Argentina
17
14
 Sweden
16
 Uruguay
16
16
 England
12
17
 Scotland
10
18
 Spain
7
19
 France
3
20
 Belgium
2
 Mexico
2
22
 Peru
1
1
 Switzerland
1
 Trinidad and Tobago
1
   
   
Cumulative contributions (leagues)
   
 
Pos
Country
Flag
Total
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
Cha
3235
243
317
316
270
345
342
350
352
349
351
1
 Brazil
220
24
15
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
27
0
2
 Italy
194
22
22
22
22
6
25
29
24
22
0
3
 England
183
22
29
55
21
22
22
12
0
4
 West Germany
159
22
13
22
18
21
19
20
24
+1
5
 Mexico
152
17
22
22
22
22
22
23
2
-1
6
 Uruguay
149
22
2
22
22
21
22
22
16
0
7
 France
135
19
23
25
22
21
2
20
3
0
8
 Hungary
131
22
21
22
22
22
22
0
9
 Czechoslovakiakia
126
17
22
22
22
22
21
0
 Switzerland
126
23
20
19
22
18
22
1
1
+1
11
 Argentina
123
22
18
22
22
22
17
+1
12
 Yugoslavia
121
13
22
22
22
22
20
+1
13
 Belgium
110
16
22
23
22
25
2
-2
14
 Sweden
107
16
22
18
17
18
16
0
15
 Chile
102
19
21
22
22
18
+2
16
 Spain
93
22
22
1
21
20
7
0
17
 Bulgaria
88
22
22
22
22
+4
 Soviet Union
88
22
22
22
22
-2
19
 Austria
75
22
9
22
22
-1
20
 Romania
73
15
15
21
22
-1
21
 Paraguay
67
22
22
22
1
-1
22
 Netherlands
65
22
21
1
21
+1
23
 United States
52
16
19
17
-1
24
 Peru
44
21
22
1
0
 Poland
44
22
22
+3
26
 Scotland
42
15
17
10
0
27
 Bolivia
36
17
19
-2
28
23
22
1
-1
29
 Australia
22
22
22
22
-2
 East Germany
22
22
 Israel
22
22
-2
 Korea DPR
22
22
-2
 Turkey
22
22
-2
 Zaire
22
22
36
 El Salvador
21
21
-3
 Norway
21
21
-3
38
 Haiti
20
20
39
 Morocco
19
19
-4
40
 Indonesia
17
17
-4
41
 Cuba
15
15
-4
 Egypt
15
15
-4
15
15
-4
44
 Wales
9
9
-4
45
 Trinidad and Tobago
1
1
 
        
Coaches contributed by country
   
 
Pos
Country
Flag
NoC
1
  Yugoslavia
2
2
1
1
  Brazil
1
  Bulgaria
1
  Chile
1
  East Germany
1
  Haiti
1
  Italy
1
  Netherlands
1
  Poland
1
  Scotland
1
  Sweden
1
1
  West Germany
1

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
Cumulative contributions (coaches)
   
Pos
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
Ch
 
153
13
16
15
13
16
16
16
16
16
16
1
  Brazil
12
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
+1
12
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
3
  Hungary
10
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
  Italy
10
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
+1
5
9
2
1
1
3
1
1
0
6
  West Germany
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
  Yugoslavia
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
+3
8
  Austria
7
2
1
2
1
1
-2
  Czechoslovakia
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
-2
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
+1
11
  Spain
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
-2
12
  Chile
5
1
1
1
1
1
+2
  France
5
1
1
1
1
1
0
  Mexico
5
1
1
1
1
1
0
  Scotland
5
1
2
1
1
+2
16
  Soviet Union
4
1
1
1
1
-2
17
  Belgium
3
1
1
1
0
  Bulgaria
3
1
1
1
+3
  Romania
3
1
1
1
0
3
1
1
1
0
21
  Netherlands
2
1
1
+2
  Paraguay
2
1
1
-1
  Poland
2
1
1
+2
  Sweden
2
               
1
1
+2
  Switzerland
2
1
1
-1
26
1
             
1
  Bolivia
1
1
-3
  Cuba
1
1
-3
  East Germany
1
     
1
  Haiti
1
             
1
  Israel
1
             
1
-3
  North Korea
1
1
-3
  Northern Ireland
1
1
-3
  Norway
1
1
-3
1
1
-3
  Wales
1
1
-3
        
 
Referees, countries and world cup matches
 
Referees from 42 countries have conducted 270 world cup matches till The 1974 FIFA Worl Cup.
   
 
Pos
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
Ch
270
18
17
18
22
26
35
32
32
32
38
1
25
     
7
4
4
2
4
1
3
0
2
  Italy
23
7
2
4
2
1
1
2
2
2
0
3
  Switzerland
18
2
2
1
2
2
3
2
2
2
+1
4
  France
17
1
5
2
4
2
2
1
-1
5
  Belgium
16
5
2
3
1
1
1
2
1
0
6
  West Germany
13
1
1
1
2
1
3
1
3
+1
7
  Spain
12
     
1
1
2
3
2
2
1
-1
8
  Austria
11
2
1
2
2
1
1
2
+1
  Brazil
11
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
-1
11
5
1
1
1
1
2
+1
11
  Netherlands
10
1
2
1
3
2
1
-2
  Soviet Union
10
         
2
4
1
1
2
+1
  Wales
10
     
2
3
2
1
2
+1
14
  Scotland
9
     
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
-2
15
8
2
2
1
2
1
0
  Hungary
8
   
1
2
2
1
1
1
0
17
  Sweden
7
2
2
1
1
1
-2
18
  Peru
5
           
3
1
1
0
  Chile
4
1
2
1
-1
  Czechoslovakia
4
   
1
1
1
1
-1
  Mexico
4
               
3
1
+4
4
       
1
1
1
1
-1
  Yugoslavia
4
       
1
1
1
1
-1
24
  East Germany
3
               
2
1
+1
  Egypt
3
             
1
1
1
+1
  Israel
3
             
2
1
-1
27
  Romania
2
               
1
1
0
28
1
                 
1
  Bolivia
1
1
-1
  Bulgaria
1
             
1
-1
  Canada
1
                 
1
1
                 
1
  Denmark
1
         
1
-1
  Ethiopia
1
               
1
-1
  Finland
1
         
1
-1
  Iran
1
                 
1
  Northern Ireland
1
             
1
-1
  Senegal
1
                 
1
  Singapore
1
                 
1
  Turkey
1
                 
1
1
               
1
-1
  Venezuela
1
                 
1
      
 
Referees, confederations and world cup matches
 
Referees from 6 confederations have conducted 270 world cup matches till The 1974 FIFA Worl Cup.
   
 
Pos
Confederation
Logo
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
Per
 
270
18
17
18
22
26
35
32
32
32
38
1
  UEFA
211
6
17
18
19
24
32
26
25
20
24
78.15%
2
  CONMEBOL
42
12
   
3
2
3
6
4
5
7
15.56%
3
  CONCACAF
6
             
4
2
2.22%
4
  AFC
5
             
2
1
2
1.85%
  CAF
5
             
1
2
2
1.85%
5
  OFC
1
                 
1
0.37%
 
 
 
Attendance
   
 
The total attendance at the World Cup as well as both the total and average attendance for each of the national teams is shown in the table below.

   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
  
1,861,053
38
48,975
1
  West Germany
469,985
7
67,141
2
  Netherlands
418,896
7
59,842
3
  Brazil
390,263
7
55,752
4
  Poland
370,155
7
52,879
5
  Yugoslavia
311,685
6
51,948
6
  East Germany
287,965
6
47,994
7
  Argentina
278,902
6
46,484
8
  Sweden
259,855
6
43,309
9
  Italy
193,200
3
64,400
10
  Scotland
145,000
3
48,333
11
  Chile
126,800
3
42,267
12
  Haiti
104,200
3
34,733
13
  Uruguay
96,800
3
32,267
14
  Bulgaria
90,500
3
30,167
15
  Zaire
90,200
3
30,067
16
  Australia
87,700
3
29,233
                                         
 
Cumulative attendance
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
Ch
 
9,884,247
270
36,608
 
1
  Brazil
2,329,223
45
51,761
0
2
  West Germany
1,803,563
41
43,989
0
3
  Uruguay
1,275,366
29
43,978
0
4
  Italy
1,255,112
29
43,280
+1
5
  England
1,120,322
24
46,680
-1
6
  Yugoslavia
868,892
25
34,756
+6
7
  Mexico
848,314
21
40,396
-1
8
  Argentina
839,759
22
38,171
+3
9
  Sweden
793,932
25
31,157
+4
10
  Soviet Union
759,624
19
39,980
-3
11
  Chile
653,366
18
36,298
+4
12
  Switzerland
601,673
18
33,426
-4
13
  Hungary
575,077
23
25,003
-4
14
  Spain
571,817
15
38,121
-4
15
  Czechoslovakia
530,440
22
24,111
-1
16
  France
496,603
17
29,212
0
17
  Netherlands
462,896
9
51,433
+15
18
  Belgium
402,458
9
44,718
-1
19
  Poland
383,607
8
47,951
+20
20
  Portugal
336,240
6
56,040
-2
21
  Austria
311,889
12
25,991
-2
22
  East Germany
287,965
6
47,994
23
  El Salvador
285,242
3
95,081
-3
24
  Romania
254,753
8
31,844
-3
25
  Bulgaria
246,425
12
20,535
-1
26
  Scotland
238,810
8
29,851
+1
27
  United States
162,701
7
23,243
-5
28
  Peru
159,694
6
26,616
-5
29
  Paraguay
105,306
7
15,044
-4
30
  Haiti
104,200
3
34,733
31
  Korea DPR
94,875
4
23,719
-5
32
  Zaire
90,200
3
30,067
33
  Wales
89,526
5
17,905
-5
34
  Australia
87,700
3
29,233
35
  Northern Ireland
64,807
5
12,961
-6
36
  Bolivia
49,056
3
16,352
-6
37
  Turkey
49,000
3
16,333
-6
38
  Israel
40,168
3
13,389
-5
39
  Morocco
38,778
3
12,926
-5
40
  Colombia
23,115
3
7,705
-5
41
  Cuba
22,000
3
7,333
-5
42
  Norway
19,000
1
19,000
-5
43
  South Korea
17,000
2
8,500
-5
44
  Indonesia
9,000
1
9,000
-4
  Egypt
9,000
1
9,000
-4
 
  Awards and best players
   
 
The top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament was Grzegorz Lato from Poland, who would go on to score seven goals. The best young player of the tournament was Władysław Żmuda from Poland. The best goalkeeper was Sepp Maier from West Germany. The names that people probably remember from those times are:

    
 
   
Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)
     
    
  All-star team
   
 
The All-Star Team is a team of the best performers at the respective World Cup finals
   
 
 
 
  Cumulative participation by country
 
Pos
Team
Flag
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
Ch
1
  Brazil
23
2
4
1
6
5
5
0
2
15
7
5
1
2
0
3
  Italy
14
6
6
1
1
0
4
  West Germany
12
       
2
1
2
2
5
+1
5
  Hungary
9
2
6
1
-1
6
  England
5
4
1
0
7
  Czechoslovakia
4
1
1
2
0
  Spain
4
3
1
0
  Netherlands
4
4
10
3
2
1
-1
3
3
-1
12
  Austria
2
1
1
-1
  Chile
2
           
1
1
+3
  France
2
       
2
-1
  Northern Ireland
2
       
2
-1
  Sweden
2
1
1
-1
  Poland
2
                 
2
18
  Soviet Union
1
           
1
-3
1
1
-3
  Yugoslavia
1
1
-3
   
   
  
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