International Football is one of the most contested arenas in sports. Competitions are held every now and then on International, domestic, Continental, etc levels. Countries actively participate in these competitions and try to create their aura in international Football by winning these competitions and the trophies. Some countries due to their special and talented players, level of talent and potential have succeeded in creating remarkable history with their names in it.
There are some countries which have accomplished most awards and titles in football using their potential. In this article, we are going to talk about five countries which are known to have won the most major awards in football. These are rising stars who have represented themselves very well in relevant continental, international games.
1. Argentina (22 Trophies)
It’s not at all surprising to see Argentina on the top of this list as we all know that Argentina National Team is the lifeline of South America. It’s one of the most proud South American countries which have conquered plenty of awards over the years. The most evident and recent example is their victory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. And it’s not the first time they have won a World Cup as they had already lifted the World Cup in the past.
Argentina has topped the list of nations with most Trophies with 22 major awards; 3 FIFA World Cup, 15 Copa America and 1 Confederation Cup titles. But that’s not it. Their two gold medals won in Olympics and 2022 Finalissima Trophy accompany these awards to the list making it 22.
It’s not shocking to see Argentina leading the list of countries with most international trophies because it’s only Argentina which has given the two Greatest players of all time to the world – Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. Lionel Messi is currently not just leading Argentine Football but football in the entire world given his exceptional and brilliant playing attributes.
2. Brazil (20 Trophies)
Attention please! Another country from South America has made it to the list of most International trophies. It looks like South America is determined to produce the best international players on the stage. It’s no doubt that the Brazilian National Team has earned a lot of titles overall out of which 20 are secured through International competitions.
Before we move ahead with other details, you should know that these South American giants are five times winners of the FIFA World Cup. Also, their 20 International Trophies consist of nine Copa America. With legends like Dani Alves, it’s not astonishing to see Brazilians clench the FIFA Confederation Cups on four occasions.
Just like Argentina, they have also won two gold medals in the Olympic Football tournament. In addition, their victory in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Tournament takes the list to 20.
3. Uruguay (19 Trophies)
Now it’s completely proven that South America has determined to produce the most talented and filthy players for International competitions. After Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay is the third South American giant which holds the record for having the third most international trophies. Despite its small area, less population and geography, this country has kicked everyone’s ass.
Surprisingly, Uruguay has won a total of 19 trophies in international continental competitions beginning with their first victory in 1916. Since then, they have kept securing more and more trophies over the years. Currently, the titles they hold include 15 Copa America titles, 2 FIFA World Cup trophies. In addition, they clinched the gold trophies in the Olympic Football tournament twice. All these triumphs contribute to their success.
And this unbelievable fact makes it one of the most potent and successful teams in International Football. Ultimately, this trio representing South America on Global stage has made South America one of the most important continents in terms of football.
4. Mexico (12 Trophies)
Whenever we talk about football in the context of North America, the first name that comes to people’s mind is the United States. But Mexico has proved them wrong by securing fourth rank in this list of most trophies. The craze Mexico has for Football is just immeasurable and unbelievable. And its craze has unpredictably brought it here in this list.
The unprecedented country has claimed a total of 12 trophies in continental and International competitions across the world. Thanks to their dominance in the confederation’s competition, the CONCACAF Cup, they have acquired so many titles. This competition accounts for 11 out of 12 trophies, North American pride has won. The only trophy other than the CONCACAF Cup they won is the FIFA Confederation Cup in 1999.
5. Germany (9 Trophies)
Finally, by the end of this list we got one European country which is eligible to be listed as one of the countries with the most titles. There is no doubt that Germans make the strongest teams ever. Their approach to win games is different from others as a result of which they are currently one of the most successful and leading teams in the entire world.
Although they won their first trophy quite late (1954) than others, it was an ice breaking triumph. They won the 1954 FIFA World Cup and since then they haven’t looked back. Their consistency in the game is the reason behind their collection of 9 trophies. These nine gems include 3 European Championship, 4 World Cups, one Olympic gold medal and one FIFA Confederation Cup title.