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FIFA World Cup awards

This article is about the men's senior tournament. For the women's tournament, see FIFA Women's World Cup.

At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game.


There are currently five post-tournament awards, and one given during the tourney:[1]

  • the Golden Ball (currently commercially termed "adidas Golden Ball") for best player, first awarded in 1982;
  • the Golden Boot (currently commercially termed "adidas Golden Boot", previously known as the "adidas Golden Shoe" from 1982 to 2006) for top goal scorer, first awarded in 1982;
  • the Golden Glove Award (currently commercially termed "adidas Golden Glove"; previously known as the "Lev Yashin Award" from 1994 to 2006) for best goalkeeper, first awarded in 1994;
  • the Best Young Player (currently commercially termed as "Hyundai Best Young Player") award for best player under 21 years of age at the start of the calendar year, first awarded in 2006;
  • the FIFA Fair Play Trophy for the team that advanced to the second round with the best record of fair play, first awarded in 1970;
  • the Man of the Match Award (currently commercially termed as "Budweiser Man of the Match") for outstanding performance during each game of the tournament, first awarded in 2002.

Two other awards were given between 1994 and 2006.[2]

  • The Most Entertaining Team award for the team that has entertained the public the most, during the World Cup final tournament, as determined by a poll of the general public.
  • An All-Star Team comprising the best players of the tournament chosen by the technical study group.

Golden Ball

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively. The award was introduced in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, sponsored by Adidas and France Football.[3]

Adidas Golden Ball[4]
World Cup Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
1982 Spain 23x15px Paolo Rossi 23x15px Falcão 23x15px Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
1986 Mexico[5] 23x15px Diego Maradona 23x15px Harald Schumacher 23x15px Preben Elkjær Larsen
1990 Italy 23x15px Salvatore Schillaci 23x15px Lothar Matthäus 23x15px Diego Maradona
1994 United States 23x15px Romário 23x15px Roberto Baggio 23x15px Hristo Stoichkov
1998 France 23x15px Ronaldo 23x15px Davor Šuker 23x15px Lilian Thuram
2002 Korea/Japan 23x15px Oliver Kahn 23x15px Ronaldo Template:Country data KOR Hong Myung-bo
2006 Germany 23x15px Zinedine Zidane 23x15px Fabio Cannavaro 23x15px Andrea Pirlo
2010 South Africa 23x15px Diego Forlán 23x15px Wesley Sneijder 23x15px David Villa
2014 Brazil 23x15px Lionel Messi 23x15px Thomas Müller 23x15px Arjen Robben

Golden Boot

The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. While every World Cup had a ranking of the goalscorers, the first time an award was given was in 1982,[6] under the name Golden Shoe.[3] It was rechristened Golden Boot in 2010.[7] FIFA sometimes lists the top goalscorers of previous Cups among the Golden Boot winners.[8]

If there is more than one player with the same amount of goals, since 1994 the tie-breaker goes to the player who has contributed the most assists - with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such.[9][10] If there is still more than one player, the tie-breaker since 2006 goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.[11]

Top goalscorer (no award)[12][13]
World Cup Top goalscorer Goals Runner-ups Goals Third place Goals
1930 Uruguay 23x15px Guillermo Stábile 8 23x15px Pedro Cea 5 23x15px Bert Patenaude 4
1934 Italy 23x15px Oldřich Nejedlý 5(1) 23x15px Edmund Conen
23x15px Angelo Schiavio
4 None
1938 France 23x15px Leônidas 8(2) 23x15px György Sárosi
23x15px Gyula Zsengellér
23x15px Silvio Piola
5 None
1950 Brazil 23x15px Ademir 8(3) 23x15px Óscar Míguez 5 23x15px Alcides Ghiggia
23x15px Chico
23x15px Estanislau Basora
23x15px Telmo Zarra
1954 Switzerland 23x15px Sándor Kocsis 11 23x16px Josef Hügi
23x15px Max Morlock
23x15px Erich Probst
6 None
1958 Sweden 23x15px Just Fontaine 13 23x15px Pelé
23x15px Helmut Rahn
6 None
1962 Chile 23x15px Flórián Albert
23x15px Valentin Ivanov
23x15px Garrincha
23x15px Vavá
23x15px Dražan Jerković
23x15px Leonel Sánchez
4 None None
1966 England 23x15px Eusébio 9 23x15px Helmut Haller 6 23x15px Valeriy Porkujan
23x15px Geoff Hurst
23x15px Ferenc Bene
23x15px Franz Beckenbauer
1970 Mexico 23x15px Gerd Müller 10 23x15px Jairzinho 7 23x15px Teófilo Cubillas 5
1974 West Germany 23x15px Grzegorz Lato 7 23x15px Andrzej Szarmach
23x15px Johan Neeskens
5 None
1978 Argentina[14] 23x15px Mario Kempes 6 23x15px Teófilo Cubillas 5 23x15px Rob Rensenbrink 5
Adidas Golden Shoe[8]
World Cup Golden Shoe Goals Silver Shoe Goals Bronze Shoe Goals
1982 Spain 23x15px Paolo Rossi 6 23x15px Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 5 23x15px Zico 4
1986 Mexico 23x15px Gary Lineker 6 23x15px Emilio Butragueño
23x15px Careca
23x15px Diego Maradona
5 None[15]
1990 Italy 23x15px Salvatore Schillaci 6 23x15px Tomáš Skuhravý 5 23x15px Roger Milla 4
1994 United States 23x15px Oleg Salenko(4)
23x15px Hristo Stoichkov
6 None(5) 23x15px Kennet Andersson
23x15px Romário
1998 France[16] 23x15px Davor Šuker 6 23x15px Gabriel Batistuta
23x15px Christian Vieri
5 None(7)
2002 South Korea/Japan[17] 23x15px Ronaldo 8(8) 23x15px Miroslav Klose
23x15px Rivaldo
5 None(7)
2006 Germany[18] 23x15px Miroslav Klose 5 23x15px Hernán Crespo 3(9) 23x15px Ronaldo 3(9)
Adidas Golden Boot[8]
World Cup Golden Boot Goals Silver Boot Goals Bronze Boot Goals
2010 South Africa 23x15px Thomas Müller 5(10) 23x15px David Villa 5(10) 23x15px Wesley Sneijder 5(10)
2014 Brazil 23x15px James Rodríguez 6 23x15px Thomas Müller 5 23x15px Neymar 4(11)

<div id="Footnote: Nejedlý"/>1 FIFA initially credited Nejedlý with only four goals, which would make him joint top scorer with Angelo Schiavio of Italy and Edmund Conen of Germany. However, FIFA changed it to five goals in November 2006, making Nejedlý the outright top scorer.[19]

<div id="Footnote: Leônidas"/>2 FIFA initially credited Leônidas with eight goals. However, in November 2006, FIFA confirmed that in the quarter-final tie against Czechoslovakia, he had scored once, not twice as FIFA had originally recorded, meaning he had scored only seven goals in total.[19]

<div id="Footnote: Ademir"/>3 There was controversy regarding the number of goals Brazilian Ademir had scored in 1950, as a result of incomplete data concerning the Final Round game Brazil vs. Spain (6–1). The 5–0 goal had been credited to Jair, but is now credited to Ademir[20][21]

<div id="Footnote: Salenko"/>4 Salenko is the only player to win the award playing for a team that were eliminated in the group stages. His six goals are the only international goals he ever scored.

<div id="Footnote: nosilver"/>5 Despite the assist tiebreaker, Salenko and Stoichkov remained tied with 6 goals and one assist each, and both received the Golden Ball.[9]

<div id="Footnote: romario"/>6 Romário and Andersson surpassed the other two players with five goals (Jürgen Klinsmann and Roberto Baggio) by having three assists each.[9][22]

<div id="Footnote: nobronze"/>7 Both runner-ups had the same number of assists, and each received the Silver Ball.

<div id="Footnote: Ronaldo"/>8 During the tournament, after the group stage match against Costa Rica, Ronaldo logged a protest against the crediting of a goal as an own goal, and FIFA granted him the change.[23]

<div id="Footnote: Crespo"/>9 Eight players had scored three goals. Ronaldo, Crespo and Zinedine Zidane stood out for having one assist, and then the two recipients were determined by less playtime (308 minutes for Crespo, 411 for Ronaldo, 559 for Zidane).[24]

<div id="Footnote: Muller"/>10 Müller, Villa, Sneijder and Forlán tied with 5 goals. Müller won by virtue of having more assists (3) than the rest (each had 1). Villa won the Silver Boot due to playing fewer minutes than Sneijder, and Sneijder won the Bronze Boot due to having played fewer minutes than Forlán.[25]

<div id="Footnote: Neymar"/>11 Neymar, Lionel Messi and Robin Van Persie all had four goals in the tournament. Neymar got the Bronze Boot for playing fewer minutes than his competitors.[26]

Golden Glove

The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The award was introduced with the name Lev Yashin Award in 1994, in honor of the late Soviet goalkeeper.[6] The FIFA Technical Study Group recognises the top goalkeeper of the tournament based on the player's performance throughout the final competition. Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are still eligible for the Golden Ball as well, as when Oliver Kahn was awarded in 2002. Although the Golden Glove Award was first awarded in 1994, every All-Star Team in World Cups prior to 1998 but 1990 included only one goalkeeper.

World Cup Goalkeeper included in the All-Star Team
1930 Uruguay 23x15px Enrique Ballestrero
1934 Italy 23x15px Ricardo Zamora
1938 France 23x15px František Plánička
1950 Brazil 23x15px Roque Máspoli
1954 Switzerland 23x15px Gyula Grosics
1958 Sweden 23x15px Harry Gregg
1962 Chile 23x15px Viliam Schrojf
1966 England 23x15px Gordon Banks
1970 Mexico 23x15px Ladislao Mazurkiewicz
1974 West Germany 23x15px Sepp Maier
1978 Argentina 23x15px Ubaldo Fillol
1982 Spain 23x15px Dino Zoff
1986 Mexico 23x15px Jean-Marie Pfaff
1990 Italy 23x15px Luis Gabelo Conejo
23x15px Sergio Goycochea

The Yashin Award was first awarded in 1994.

World Cup Yashin Award winner
1994 United States 23x15px Michel Preud'homme
1998 France 23x15px Fabien Barthez
2002 Korea/Japan 23x15px Oliver Kahn
2006 Germany 23x15px Gianluigi Buffon

The award was renamed the Golden Glove Award in 2010.

World Cup Golden Glove Award winner
2010 South Africa 23x15px Iker Casillas
2014 Brazil 23x15px Manuel Neuer

Best Young Player Award

The Best Young Player award was awarded for the first time at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and given to Germany's Lukas Podolski.[27] The award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2014 FIFA World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1993. The election took place on FIFA's official World Cup website with the help of The FIFA Technical Study Group.[28]

FIFA organised a survey on the Internet for users to choose the "best young player" of the World Cup, between 1958 and 2002, named the best young player of each tournament.[29] With 61% of the overall vote, the winner was Pelé, who finished ahead of the Peruvian Teófilo Cubillas, the best young player at Mexico 1970, and England's Michael Owen, who reached similar heights at France 98.[30]

World Cup Young Player Age
1958 Sweden 23x15px Pelé 17
1962 Chile 23x15px Flórián Albert 20
1966 England 23x15px Franz Beckenbauer 20
1970 Mexico 23x15px Teófilo Cubillas 21
1974 West Germany 23x15px Władysław Żmuda 20
1978 Argentina 23x15px Antonio Cabrini 20
1982 Spain 23x15px Manuel Amoros 21
1986 Mexico 23x15px Enzo Scifo 20
1990 Italy 23x15px Robert Prosinečki 21
1994 United States 23x15px Marc Overmars 21
1998 France 23x15px Michael Owen 18
2002 Korea/Japan 23x15px Landon Donovan 20

The Best Young Player Award was first awarded in 2006.

World Cup Best Young Player Award Age
2006 Germany 23x15px Lukas Podolski[27] 21
2010 South Africa 23x15px Thomas Müller[31] 20
2014 Brazil 23x15px Paul Pogba[32] 21

FIFA Fair Play Trophy

The FIFA Fair Play Trophy is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the World Cup final tournament since 1970. Only teams that qualified for the second round are considered. The winners of this award earn the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a diploma, a fair play medal for each player and official, and $50,000 worth of football equipment to be used for youth development.[33]

The appearance of the award was originally a certificate. From 1982 to 1990, it had been a golden trophy based on Sport Billy, a football-playing cartoon character from 1982 who became an icon for FIFA Fair play.[34][35] Ever since 1994, it is simply a trophy with an elegant footballer figure.[36] Peru was the first nation to win the award after receiving no yellow or red cards in the 1970 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico.[37]

File:Peru Fair Play.png
Peru's FIFA Fair Play trophy award. Peru won the award after receiving no yellow or red cards in the tournament.
World Cup FIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners
1970 Mexico 23x15px Peru
1974 West Germany 23x15px West Germany
1978 Argentina 23x15px Argentina
1982 Spain 23x15px Brazil
1986 Mexico 23x15px Brazil
1990 Italy 23x15px England
1994 United States 23x15px Brazil
1998 France 23x15px England
23x15px France
2002 Korea/Japan 23x15px Belgium
2006 Germany 23x15px Brazil
23x15px Spain
2010 South Africa 23x15px Spain
2014 Brazil 23x15px Colombia

Man of the Match

The Man of the Match award picks the outstanding player in every game of the tournament since 2002. While the inaugural two editions were chosen by the technical group,[38][39] the Man of the Match is since 2010 picked by an online poll on FIFA's website.[40][41]

World Cup Most Man of the Match wins Wins
2002 South Korea/Japan 23x15px Rivaldo 3
2006 Germany 23x15px Andrea Pirlo 3
2010 South Africa 23x15px Wesley Sneijder 4
2014 Brazil 23x15px Lionel Messi 4

Most Entertaining Team

The FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team was a subjectively awarded prize for the team which had done the most to entertain the public with a positive approach to the game, organised through public participation in a poll.[6] It was awarded between 1994 and 2006.[7]

World Cup Most Entertaining Team Award
1994 United States 23x15px Brazil[42]
1998 France 23x15px France[42]
2002 Korea/Japan Template:Country data KOR[43]
2006 Germany 23x15px Portugal[44]

All-Star Team

The All-Star Team is a team of the best performers at the respective World Cup finals. The ways in which the FIFA All-Star team members have been chosen has varied from year to year. A technical study group consisting of journalists - mostly of Europe and South America - and experts has historically chosen the team.[45] However, in 1994 FIFA decided to add an official squad, chosen by the FIFA technical group and under the brand name MasterCard All-Star Team.[46] The All-Star team wound up dropped prior to the 2010 tournament - coincidentally, three years after FIFA changed its sponsorship from MasterCard to Visa.[47]

All Star Team
World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1930 Uruguay

23x15px Enrique Ballestrero

23x15px José Nasazzi
23x15px Milutin Ivković

23x15px Luis Monti
23x15px Álvaro Gestido
23x15px José Leandro Andrade

23x15px Pedro Cea
23x15px Héctor Castro
23x15px Héctor Scarone
23x15px Guillermo Stábile
23x15px Bert Patenaude

1934 Italy

23x15px Ricardo Zamora

23x15px Jacinto Quincoces
23x15px Eraldo Monzeglio

23x15px Luis Monti
23x15px Attilio Ferraris
23x15px Leonardo Cilaurren

23x15px Giuseppe Meazza
23x15px Raimundo Orsi
23x15px Enrique Guaita
23x15px Matthias Sindelar
23x15px Oldřich Nejedlý

1938 France

23x15px František Plánička

23x15px Pietro Rava
23x15px Alfredo Foni
23x15px Domingos da Guia

23x15px Michele Andreolo
23x15px Ugo Locatelli

23x15px Silvio Piola
23x15px Gino Colaussi
23x15px György Sárosi
23x15px Gyula Zsengellér
23x15px Leônidas

1950 Brazil

23x15px Roque Máspoli

23x15px Erik Nilsson
23x15px José Parra
23x15px Víctor Rodríguez Andrade

23x15px Obdulio Varela
23x15px Bauer
23x15px Alcides Ghiggia
23x15px Jair

23x15px Zizinho
23x15px Ademir
23x15px Juan Alberto Schiaffino

1954 Switzerland

23x15px Gyula Grosics

23x15px Ernst Ocwirk
23x15px Djalma Santos
23x15px José Santamaría

23x15px Fritz Walter
23x15px József Bozsik
23x15px Nándor Hidegkuti
23x15px Zoltán Czibor

23x15px Helmut Rahn
23x15px Ferenc Puskás
23x15px Sándor Kocsis

1958 Sweden

23x15px Harry Gregg

23x15px Djalma Santos
23x15px Bellini
23x15px Nílton Santos

23x15px Danny Blanchflower
23x15px Didi
23x15px Gunnar Gren
23x15px Raymond Kopa

23x15px Pelé
23x15px Garrincha
23x15px Just Fontaine

1962 Chile

23x15px Viliam Schrojf

23x15px Djalma Santos
23x15px Cesare Maldini
23x15px Valery Voronin
23x15px Karl-Heinz Schnellinger

23x15px Zagallo
23x15px Zito
23x15px Josef Masopust

23x15px Vavá
23x15px Garrincha
23x15px Leonel Sánchez

1966 England

23x15px Gordon Banks

23x15px George Cohen
23x15px Bobby Moore
23x15px Vicente
23x15px Silvio Marzolini

23x15px Franz Beckenbauer
23x15px Mário Coluna
23x15px Bobby Charlton

23x15px Flórián Albert
23x15px Uwe Seeler
23x15px Eusébio

1970 Mexico

23x15px Ladislao Mazurkiewicz

23x15px Carlos Alberto
23x15px Atilio Ancheta
23x15px Franz Beckenbauer
23x15px Giacinto Facchetti

23x15px Gérson
23x15px Rivellino
23x15px Bobby Charlton

23x15px Pelé
23x15px Gerd Müller
23x15px Jairzinho

1974 West Germany

23x15px Sepp Maier

23x15px Berti Vogts
23x15px Ruud Krol
23x15px Franz Beckenbauer
23x15px Paul Breitner

23x15px Wolfgang Overath
23x15px Kazimierz Deyna
23x15px Johan Neeskens

23x15px Rob Rensenbrink
23x15px Johan Cruyff
23x15px Grzegorz Lato

1978 Argentina

23x15px Ubaldo Fillol

23x15px Berti Vogts
23x15px Ruud Krol
23x15px Daniel Passarella
23x15px Alberto Tarantini

23x15px Dirceu
23x15px Teófilo Cubillas
23x15px Rob Rensenbrink

23x15px Roberto Bettega
23x15px Paolo Rossi
23x15px Mario Kempes

1982 Spain

23x15px Dino Zoff

23x15px Luizinho
23x15px Júnior
23x15px Claudio Gentile
23x15px Fulvio Collovati

23x15px Zbigniew Boniek
23x15px Falcão
23x15px Michel Platini
23x15px Zico

23x15px Paolo Rossi
23x15px Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

1986 Mexico

23x15px Jean-Marie Pfaff

23x15px Josimar
23x15px Manuel Amoros
23x15px Júlio César

23x15px Jan Ceulemans
23x15px Jean Tigana
23x15px Michel Platini
23x15px Diego Maradona

23x15px Preben Elkjær Larsen
23x15px Emilio Butragueño
23x15px Gary Lineker

1990 Italy

23x15px Sergio Goycochea
23x15px Luis Gabelo Conejo

23x15px Andreas Brehme
23x15px Paolo Maldini
23x15px Franco Baresi

23x15px Diego Maradona
23x15px Lothar Matthäus
23x15px Dragan Stojković
23x15px Paul Gascoigne

23x15px Salvatore Schillaci
23x15px Roger Milla
23x15px Jürgen Klinsmann

MasterCard All Star Team
World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1994 United States[46]

23x15px Michel Preud'homme

23x15px Jorginho
23x15px Márcio Santos
23x15px Paolo Maldini

23x15px Dunga
23x15px Krasimir Balakov
23x15px Gheorghe Hagi
23x15px Tomas Brolin

23x15px Romário
23x15px Hristo Stoichkov
23x15px Roberto Baggio

1998 France[48](1)

23x15px Fabien Barthez
23x15px José Luis Chilavert

23x15px Roberto Carlos
23x15px Marcel Desailly
23x15px Lilian Thuram
23x15px Frank de Boer
23x15px Carlos Gamarra

23x15px Dunga
23x15px Rivaldo
23x15px Michael Laudrup
23x15px Zinedine Zidane
23x15px Edgar Davids

23x15px Ronaldo
23x15px Davor Šuker
23x15px Brian Laudrup
23x15px Dennis Bergkamp

2002 Korea/Japan[49](2)

23x15px Oliver Kahn
23x15px Rüştü Reçber

23x15px Roberto Carlos
23x15px Sol Campbell
23x15px Fernando Hierro
Template:Country data KOR Hong Myung-bo
23x15px Alpay Özalan

23x15px Rivaldo
23x15px Ronaldinho
23x15px Michael Ballack
23x15px Claudio Reyna
Template:Country data KOR Yoo Sang-Chul

23x15px Ronaldo
23x15px Miroslav Klose
23x15px El Hadji Diouf
23x15px Hasan Şaş

2006 Germany[50]

23x15px Gianluigi Buffon
23x15px Jens Lehmann
23x15px Ricardo

23x15px Roberto Ayala
23x15px John Terry
23x15px Lilian Thuram
23x15px Philipp Lahm
23x15px Fabio Cannavaro
23x15px Gianluca Zambrotta
23x15px Ricardo Carvalho

23x15px Zé Roberto
23x15px Patrick Vieira
23x15px Zinedine Zidane
23x15px Michael Ballack
23x15px Andrea Pirlo
23x15px Gennaro Gattuso
23x15px Luís Figo
23x15px Maniche

23x15px Hernán Crespo
23x15px Thierry Henry
23x15px Miroslav Klose
23x15px Luca Toni
23x15px Francesco Totti

<div id="Footnote: Reserves"/>1 In addition to the 16 of the All-Star Team, 6 reserves were listed. They were 23x15px Edwin Van der Sar, 23x15px Juan Sebastian Verón, 23x15px Thierry Henry, 23x15px Jay Jay Okocha, 23x15px Michael Owen and 23x15px Christian Vieri.[48]
<div id="Footnote: Reserve"/>2 Again there were seven reserves. This time, they were 23x15px Iker Casillas, 23x15px Cafu, 23x15px Dietmar Hamann, 23x15px Joaquín, Template:Country data JPN Hidetoshi Nakata 23x15px Landon Donovan and 23x15px Marc Wilmots.[49]

In 2010, an equivalent of the All Star Team was an online poll to Club members named "Dream Team", sponsored by Yingli.[51] The Dream Team poll returned the following Cup sponsored by Oi.[52]

Dream Team
World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards Manager
2010 South Africa[51]

23x15px Iker Casillas

23x15px Philipp Lahm
23x15px Sergio Ramos
23x15px Carles Puyol
23x15px Maicon

23x15px Xavi
23x15px Bastian Schweinsteiger
23x15px Wesley Sneijder
23x15px Andrés Iniesta

23x15px David Villa
23x15px Diego Forlan

23x15px Vicente del Bosque

2014 Brazil[52]

23x15px Manuel Neuer

23x15px Marcelo (Brazil)
23x15px Mats Hummels (Germany)
23x15px Thiago Silva (Brazil)
23x15px David Luiz (Brazil)

23x15px Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
23x15px Toni Kroos (Germany)
23x15px James Rodríguez (Colombia)

23x15px Lionel Messi (Argentina)
23x15px Thomas Müller (Germany)
23x15px Neymar (Brazil)

23x15px Joachim Löw

While FIFA had not released an official list for 2014, the Castrol Performance Index evaluating player performances regarding the games' statistical data finished with the following starting eleven.[53]

Castrol Index All Star Team
World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
2014 Brazil[53]

23x15px Manuel Neuer

23x15px Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
23x15px Mats Hummels (Germany)
23x15px Thiago Silva (Brazil)
23x15px Stefan de Vrij (Netherlands)

23x15px Oscar (Brazil)
23x15px Toni Kroos (Germany)
23x15px Philipp Lahm (Germany)
23x15px James Rodríguez (Colombia)

23x15px Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
23x15px Thomas Müller (Germany)

Only three players have been named in three separate All-Star teams: Djalma Santos in 1954, 1958 and 1962,Franz Beckenbauer in 1966, 1970 and 1974 and Philipp Lahm in 2006, 2010 and 2014. 21 others have been named in two separate All-Star teams: Luis Monti (1930 and 1934; representing Argentina and Italy respectively); Garrincha (1958 and 1962); Pelé (1958 and 1970); Bobby Charlton (1966 and 1970); Ruud Krol and Rob Rensenbrink (1974 and 1978); Berti Vogts (1974 and 1978); Paolo Rossi (1978 and 1982); Michel Platini (1982 and 1986); Diego Maradona (1986 and 1990); Paolo Maldini (1990 and 1994); Dunga (1994 and 1998); Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, and Ronaldo (1998 and 2002); Lilian Thuram and Zinedine Zidane (1998 and 2006); Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose (2002 and 2006)

Pelé is the only player to be named in All-Star teams 12 years apart (1958 and 1970).

Uruguay in 1930 and 1950, Germany and Italy in 2006, Spain in 2010 and Germany in 2014 are the only teams to have had a player in every position on the All-Star Team.

Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 2006 have the most players selected in the All-Star Team with 7 players each. However, the 1930 selection only had 11 players overall, while the 2006 selection had 23.

37 different Brazilian players have been named in All-Star teams, Brazil is also the nation with most nominations with 44 nominees. No Brazilian goalkeeper has ever been nominated.

Only two Asian players have been named in All-Star teams, Hong Myung-bo and Yoo Sang-Chul of South Korea. Both were selected in 2002.

Similarly, only two African players have been named in All-Star teams, Roger Milla from Cameroon in 1990 and El Hadji Diouf from Senegal in 2002.

Only one player on the victorious 1986 Argentina team, Diego Maradona, was selected in that year's All-Star team.

Uniquely, brothers Brian Laudrup and Michael Laudrup were both selected for the All Star Team from Denmark in 1998 FIFA World Cup.


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