It has been 32 years since Wales were crowned Unofficial Football World Champions last time and tonight (20/06/2021) “Cymru” will have the next chance to conquer the Unofficial World Championship Crown – enough reasons for our guest author Paul Godding to dive into Wales’ exciting UFWC history!Read More...
|ITALY||SINCE 07/09/2020||DEFEATED NETHERLANDS||18 times defended (11/07/2021)|
The Unofficial Football World Championships is an alternative international football tournament contested in a boxing-style title match format. Winners of UFWC title matches become title-holders, and Unofficial Football World Champions, and move up the rankings table. UFWC lineage stretches back to the very first international football match in 1872, 58 years before the World Cup. Read More…
* = won on penalties. + = click for match report.
Teams ranked by number of title matches won.
Complete UFWC rankings
As yesterday little San Marino and giants Italy met in the latest UFWC contest, our guest author Jonny Blair took some time (and effort!) to reflect on some relatively “smaller” countries who have contested, and even won the UFWC down the years!
Did you know that more countries have been UFWC champions than World Cup winners? And it’s by 40. Officially, 9 geographical countries have won the FIFA World Cup. 49 FIFA recognised countries have won the UFWC.Read More...
For the 2nd time after 2007 Lithuania appeared in a UFWC title match, for the 2nd time they lost by 0-2 versus Italy. For Italy winning by 2-0 seems to becoming a common habit as this was the 5th time in a row that La Squadra Azzurra is achieving this result. But this is only part of the story – Italy conquered the UFWC title from the Netherlands 7th September 2020 and successfully defended the crown for 9 matches since then – an new record for the team!Read More...