Four years ago, Peter Waring compiled a video run-down of the top 50 UFWC goals from 1948 to 2014. Now he presents for your viewing pleasure a net-busting update, compiling the top ten goals scored in the UFWC between 2014 and 2018, in chronological order, plus a couple of bonus goalkeeping howlers. Which is your favourite? And you can also check out the original three-part top 50 goals compilation.Read More...
New for 2018, the latest edition of the official UFWC book, Unofficial Football World Champions by Paul Brown, is out now. This is the fourth edition of the book that has been published in every World Cup year since 2006.
Expanded and updated to include new matches, teams, players and statistics, it’s a complete guide to the UFWC, including all 936 title matches played since 1872, and all 48 unofficial football world champions.
It’s available exclusively from Amazon stores worldwide, priced at £9.99 or $13.95 – click here.
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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…
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* = won on penalties. + = click for match report.
Teams ranked by number of title matches won.
Complete UFWC rankings
Are you a football fan? If so, our new book is about YOU.
Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans is the brand new book from UFWC creator Paul Brown, tracing the amazing evolution of the fan from the earliest origins of the game right through to the present day.
It’s available from Amazon stores worldwide at the sale price of £10 (
RRP £12.99) or $13.95 – click here.
And so the UFWC title arrived at the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in the hands of reigning Unofficial Football World Champions Croatia, who faced challengers France. This was the tenth time the UFWC title had been contested at the WC final, and the 17th time the UFWC and FIFA title had been “unified”. So the winner of the World Cup final, either France or Croatia, could claim to be the undisputed official FIFA and unofficial UFWC football world champions.Read More...
The UFWC title reached the penultimate stage of the FIFA World Cup as reigning Unofficial Football World Champions Croatia played original UFWC champions England. Croatia took the title from Denmark in the round of 16, then beat Russia in the quarter finals – with both wins coming via penalty shoot-outs. England were the first UFWC champions in 1873 – 145 years ago. They beat Colombia in the round of 16 and Sweden in the quarter finals to set up this clash. As a reminder, whoever wins the 2018 World Cup final will unify the UFWC and FIFA titles and become undisputed unofficial and official football world champions.Read More...
The UFWC title reached the quarter finals stage of 2018 World Cup in the hands of Unofficial Football World Champions Croatia, who faced hosts Russia. Croatia took the title from Denmark in a penalty shootout win in the round of 16. It was Croatia’s first ever UFWC victory. Russia are one of the most successful sides in UFWC history, with 41 UFWC title match victories. After just three more matches, the UFWC and FIFA unofficial and official titles will be unified, and one nation will be crowned as the undisputed football world champions. Could Croatia hold on, or would Russia take the title into the semi finals?Read More...