International football is one of the most keenly contested areas of football worldwide.
Many nations compete, year in year out, in various continental or international competitions in a bid to win a trophy.
A few countries, due to their pedigree and level of talent, have been able to win more international trophies than others.
Today we discuss the 5 great countries that have won the most trophies in football.
We will be focusing on relevant continental, international tournaments. Here are five countries with the most football trophies.
1. Argentina – 22 Trophies
The Argentinian national team is another South American team that has amassed so many trophies over the years.
Their triumph this year at the 2021 Copa America tourney equaled the tally of rivals Brazil for the greatest number of trophies won in international football.
In total, Argentina has won 15 Copa Americas, 2 FIFA World Cups, and 1 Confederation Cup title.
They also have two Olympic gold medals in football, and they recently clinched the 2022 Finalissima trophy, which brings their total major trophies 21.
It is no surprise that Argentina lead among the countries with the most international trophies, as they are said to be the only nation to have produced two GOATs — Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.
A quick update. Argentina also won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Lionel Messi, Emiliano Martinez, and the rest of his teammates produced a masterclass performance to give Argentina their third World Cup title.
Argentina are now the country with the most trophies in football with an astonishing 22 major trophies.
2. Brazil – 20 Trophies
It’s no surprise that the Samba boys have won a staggering amount of international trophies, with 20 so far won across various competitions.
The South American giants have won the Copa America on 9 occasions and currently hold the record for most FIFA World Cup triumphs, having won it 5 times.
The Brazilians have also clinched the FIFA Confederations Cup on 4 occasions, to cement their position as the greatest international team in world football history.
They have also won the gold medal at the Olympic football tournament twice.
This included their win of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Tournament win.
Brazilian player, Dani Alves is the player with the most trophies won in the history of football, which is 44.
Brazil are known for producing talented footballers, even today, some of the top Brazilian soccer players play for the best clubs in Europe.
3. Uruguay – 19 Trophies
Despite its small size, in terms of population and geography, this South American country more than pulls its weight in international football competition.
Surprisingly the Uruguayans have been able to win 19 trophies across major competitions since their first triumph in 1916.
Uruguay has won a joint record of 15 Copa America titles, 2 Olympic gold medals in football, and 2 FIFA World Cup trophies.
This makes this proud football nation one of the most successful teams ever in international soccer.
4. Mexico – 12 Trophies
This soccer-crazy North American country is surprisingly on the list of nations that have won the most football trophies thanks to the near-complete dominance of their confederation’s competition, the CONCACAF Cup.
The trophy accounts for 11 of Mexico’s 12 total football triumphs.
The Mexicans only other trophy won was the FIFA Confederation Cup which they won in 1999.
5. Germany – 9 Trophies
The German national team are one of the strongest and most successful international teams currently in world football.
Since their first triumph in 1954, a FIFA World Cup trophy, they haven’t looked backed.
The Germans have in total 9 titles in their trophy-laden cabinet.
These include 4 World Cups, 3 European Championships, one Olympic gold medal in football, and have also clinched one FIFA Confederations Cup title.
This article was updated on December 19, 2022.