1930 - Uruguay
Raúl Jude, president of the Uruguay Football Association, is presented with the Jules Rimet trophy after the hosts defeated Argentina in the final.
1934 - Italy
On June 10, 1934 the host nation beat the former Czechoslovakia to win the second World Cup.
1938 - Italy
The Azzurri became the first country to retain the World Cup after beating Hungary 4-2 in Paris.
1950 - Uruguay
On July 16, 1950, Uruguay pulled off the infamous "Maracanazo" by beating host nation and heavy favourites Brazil in the iconic stadium in Rio 2-1. Matías Gambetta and Britos are pictured with the trophy.
1954 - West Germany
West Germany captain Fritz Walter received the Jules Rimet trophy from the man himself after his side beat Switzerland in Bern.
1958 - Brazil
The Canarinha won the first of their World Cup titles in June 29, beating host nation Sweden 5-2 in Solna. Brazil captain Bellin is pictured with the trophy.
1962 - Brazil
Brazil retained their title by beating Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago de Chile four years later in a tournament that coined the phrase "Jogo Bonito".
1966 - England
England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time at Wembley Stadium to lift the Jules Rimet trophy for the first and only time.
1970 - Brazil
In Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, a Pelé-inspired Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in the final to win their third World Cup.
1974 - West Germany
Host nation West Germany regained the World Cup four years later, beating Johann Cruyff's Netherlands 2-1 in Munich. Franz Beckenbauer and Sepp Maier became the first players to hold the new World Cup trophy aloft.
1978 - Argentina
Argentina continued the trend of triumphant host nations in 1978 , beating the Netherlands 3-1 in Buenos Aires on June 25. At 25 years old, Daniel Pasarella became the youngest World Cup-winning captain to date.
1982 - Italy
Italy won their third World Cup at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid with a 3-1 victory over West Germany. Dino Zoff, pictured left of Claudio Gentile, was world champion in his final World Cup at the age of 40.
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1986 - Argentina
Diego Maradona inspired Argentina to glory in 1986 in Mexico, scoring the infamous "Hand of God" goal and then the Goal of the Century in the quarter-finals against England. On June 29, the Cosmic Barrel led Argentina to a 3-2 victory over West Germany.
1990 - West Germany
West Germany had their revenge four years later in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, beating the holders 1-0 to lift the World Cup for the third time. Lothar Matthäus is pictured with the trophy.
1994 - Brazil
Brazil made it four in the USA in 1994, beating Italy on penalties after a forgettable final that remains synonymous with a dejected Roberto Baggio staring at the turf after blasting his spot-kick high.
1998 - France
The win that united a nation: Zinedine Zidane and Bixente Lizarazu celebrate with the trophy after the former inspired the hosts to a 3-0 victory over Brazil in the final.
2002 - Brazil
Brazil won their fifth World Cup in Japan and South Korea, with Ronaldo scoring eight times, including a brace in the final against Germany to cement his place as the greatest forward of all time.
2006 - Italy
Zidane's final professional game ended with a red card after he headbutted Marco Materazzi as Italy went on to win a penalty shoot-out 5-3 in Berlin.
2010 - Spain
Spain won their first World Cup in South Africa in 2010, winning every knock-out game 1-0 en route to the final, where Andrés Iniesta made history in extra time in the 116th minute as La Roja beat the Netherlands 1-0.
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