Considered one of the finest World Cup’s in the history of the tournament as well as one of the finest Brazilian teams. Led by Carlos Alberto and featuring Pele, Clodoaldo, Gerson, Jairzinho Rivelino and Tostao the team were notable for winning all their qualifying games as well as all six games on the way to lifting the trophy.
Italy were runners-up with West Germany finishing third and Uruguay fourth.
32 matches were played between 16 teams from 5 confederations and 95 goals scored (2.97 average per match) in 1970. The top scorer was Gerd Muller of West Germany with 10 goals. The most goals ever per match was 5.38 in 1954, the least was 2.21 in 1990. The most goals scored in a tournament was 171 in 1998 which had 64 matches.