Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira (Brazil) is the absolute World recordman of the World Cup Tournament participations as coach. He participated at 6 Tournaments ( 2 with Brazil, 1 with Koweit, UAE, Saudi Arabia and South Africa) and was World Champion with his team Brazil in 1994. He received the IFFHS Trophy of THE WORLD’S BEST NATIONAL COACH 2005.

Lothar Matthaus (Germany) and Antonio Carvajal (Mexico) are the recordmen of the World Cup participations as player with 5 World Cups. The German player received the IFFHS Trophy of THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYER 1990 and the Mexican Goalkeeper the IFFHS Trophy of THE CONCACAF CENTURY GOALKEEPER.

With 6 tournaments, Carlos Alberto Gomez Parreira (Brazil) hold the World Record of participations as coach and player included. Behind him, two German Franz Beckenbauer and Hans-Hubert Vogts, one Brazilian Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo, one Argentin Diego Maradona and one French Henri Michel had 5 participations.

 

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PLAYERS WITH MOST MATCHES

 

Lothar MATTHAUS (Germany)    25 matches

Miroslav KLOSE  (Germany)  24

Paolo MALDINI  (Italy)   23

Diego MARADONA  (Argentina)   21

Uwe SEELER   (Germany)   21

Wladyslaw ZMUDA  (Poland)   21

CAFU  (Brazil)   20

Philipp LAHM  (Germany)   20

Grzegorz LATO  (Poland)   20

Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER  (Germany)   20

 

 

PLAYERS WITH MOST TOURNAMENTS

 

5 Tournaments

 

Antonio CARBAJAL (Mexico) 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966

Lothar MATTHAUS (Germany) 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998

 

 

4 Tournaments

 

Sami AL-JABER  (Saudi Arabia)  1994, 1998, 2002, 2006

DaMarcus BEASLEY  (USA)  2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Guiseppe BERGOMI  (Italy)  1982, 1986, 1990, 1998

Gianluigi BUFFON  (Italy) 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

CAFU (Brazil)  1994, 1998, 2002, 2006

Denis CANIZA  (Paraguay)  1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Fabio CANNAVARO (Italy)  1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Iker CASILLAS (Spain)  2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Samuel ETO’O (Cameroon) 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014

Thierry HENRY  (France)  1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Miroslav KLOSE  (Germany)  2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Paolo MALDINI  (Italy)  1990, 1994, 1998, 2002

Diego MARADONA  (Argentina)  1982, 1986, 1990, 1994

Rafael MARQUEZ  (Mexico)  2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Hong MYUNG-BO  (South Korea)  1990, 1994, 1998, 2002

PELE  (Brazil)  1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

Gianni RIVERA  (Italy)  1962, 1966, 1970, 1974

Pedro ROCHA  (Uruguay)  1962, 1966, 1970, 1974

Djalma SANTOS  (Brazil)  1954, 1958, 1962, 1966

Karl-Heinz SCHNELLINGER (Germany)  1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

Enzo SCIFO  (Belgium)  1986, 1990, 1994, 1998

Uwe SEELER  (Germany)  1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

Rigobert SONG  (Cameroon)  1994, 1998, 2002, 2010

Franky VAN DER ELST  (Belgium)  1986, 1990, 1994, 1998

XAVI  (Spain)  2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Wladyslaw ZMUDA  (Poland)  1974, 1978, 1982, 1986

Andoni ZUBIZARRETA  (Spain)  1986, 1990, 1994, 1998

 

 

COACHES WITH MOST MATCHES

 

Helmut SCHÖN  (Germany)    25 matches

Carlos Alberto Gomes PARREIRA  (Brazil)   23

Luiz Felipe SCOLARI  (Brazil)   21

Mario Jorge Lobo ZAGALLO  (Brazil)  20

Velibor MILUTINOVIC  (Yugoslavia)  20

Josef HERBERGER  (Germany)  18

Vincenzo BEARZOT  (Italy)  18

Guus HIDDINK  (Netrherlands)  18

Guy THYS  (Belgium)  16

Henri MICHEL  (Fance)  16

Lajos BAROTI  (Hungary)  15

Oscar Washington TABAREZ  (Uruguay)  15

Walter WINTERBOTTOM  (England)  14

Carlos Salvador BILARDO  (Argentinia)  14

Franz BECKENBAUER  (Germany)  14

Joachim LÖW  (Germany)  14

Gavril Dimitrievich KATCHALIN  (Soviet Union)  13

Sven Göran ERIKSSON  (Sweden)  13

Cesar Luis MENOTTI  (Argentina)  12

Robert William ROBSON  (England)  12

 

 

COACHES WITH MOST TOURNAMENTS

 

6 TOURNAMENTS

 

Carlos Alberto Gomes PARREIRA  (Brazil) 

(1982 with Koweit, 1990 with UAE, 1994 and 2006 with Brazil, 1998 with Saudi

Arabia, 2010 with South Africa)

 

 

5 TOURNAMENTS

 

Velibor MILUTINOVIC  (Yugoslavia)

(1986 with Mexico, 1990 with Costa Rica, 1994 with USA, 1998 with Nigeria, 2002 with China)

 

 

4 TOURNAMENTS

 

Lajos BAROTI  (Hungary)

(1958, 1962, 1966, 1978 all with Hungary)

 

Josef HERBERGER  (Germany)

(1938, 1954, 1958, 1962 all with Germany)

 

Henri MICHEL  (France)

(1986 with France, 1994 with Cameroon, 1998 with Morocco, 2006 with Ivory Coast)

 

Helmut SCHÖN  (Germany)

(1966, 1970, 1974, 1978 all with Germany)

 

Walter WINTERBOTTOM  (England)

(1950, 1954, 1958, 1962 all with England)

 

 

3 TOURNAMENTS

 

Vincenzo BEARZOT  (Italy)

(1978, 1982, 1986 all with Italy)

 

Sven Göran ERIKSSON  (Sweden)

(2002 and 2006 with England, 2010 with Ivory Coast)

 

Guus HIDDINK  (Nertherlands)

(1998 with Netherlands, 2002 with South Korea, 2006 with Australia)

 

Gavril Dimitrievich KATCHALIN  (Soviet Union)

(1958, 1962, 1970 all with Soviet Union)

 

Lars LÄGERBECK  (Sweden)

(2002 and 2006 with Sweden, 2010 with Nigeria)

 

Karl RAPPAN  (Austria)

(1938, 1954, 1962 all with Switzerland)

 

Luiz Felipe SCOLARI  (Brazil)

(2002 and 2014 with Brazil, 2006 with Portugal)

 

Oscar Washington TABAREZ  (Uruguay)

(1990, 2010, 2014 all with Uruguay)

 

Guy THYS  (Belgium)

(1982, 1986, 1990 all with Belgium)

 

Mario Jorge Lobo ZAGALLO  (Brazil)

(1970, 1974, 1998 all with Brazil)

 

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