Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 1974

1974 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country West Germany

Dates 13 June – 7 July

Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)

Venue(s) 9 (in 9 host cities)

Final positions

Champions West Germany (2nd title)

Runners-up Netherlands

Third place Poland

Fourth place Brazil

Tournament statistics

Matches played 38

Goals scored 97 (2.55 per match)

Attendance 1,774,022 (46,685 per match)

Top scorer(s) Grzegorz Lato (7 goals)

Best player Johan Cruyff

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The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany (including West Berlin ) from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded. The previous trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, had been won for the third time by Brazil in 1970 and awarded permanently to the Brazilians. The host nation won the title beating the Netherlands in the final, 2–1.