World Cup 2014 | What do the stars on the jersey mean?

Have you noticed that certain teams in the World Cup have stars over the international badge of their jersey?

These stars represent the amount of times a country’s team has won the world cup.  Below are the list of winners and their respective badges.

World Cup Stars on Jerseys

BRAZIL : 5 Stars
YEARS WON: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
jersey brazil crest badge

 

ITALY : 4 Stars (Inside the crest)
YEARS WON: 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
jersey Italy crest badge

 

GERMANY : 3 Stars
YEARS WON: 1954, 1974, 1990
jersey germany crest badge

 

ARGENTINA : 2 Stars
YEARS WON: 1978, 1986
jersey argentina crest badge

 

URUGUAY: 4 Stars*  (Inside the crest)
YEARS WON: 1924*, 1928*, 1930, 1950
*(Olympic football titles 1924 & 1928 recognized as FIFA World Championships)
jersey uruguay crest badge

 

FRANCE: 1 Star
YEAR WON: 1998
jersey france crest badge

 

ENGLAND: 1 Star
YEAR WON: 1966
jersey england crest badge

 

SPAIN: 1 Star + Patch for 2010
YEAR WON: 2010
jersey spain crest badge     jersey spain 2

 

 

 

OTHER  Stars on Jerseys

Some of the African teams include stars above their international crests for the number of times they won the African Cup of Nations

Ghana : 4 Stars
African Cup of Nations Winner: 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982
jersey ghana

 

Cameroon : 4 Stars
African Cup of Nations Winner: 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002
jersey cameroon crest badge

 

Ivory Coast : 1 Star
African Cup of Nations Winner: 1992
jersey ivory coast crest badge

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