Countries by Their Highest Ever FIFA Rank

Which countries, at any point in time, have been at least 4th place in the FIFA Men's World Rankings?
year column = first year that the country has been at that rank
FIFA ranking was created in 1991
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Last updated: September 15, 2016
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First Place
2015
Belgium
2011
Netherlands
2008
Spain
2007
Argentina
2001
France
1993
England
1993
Germany
1993
Brazil
1993
Italy
Second Place
2012
Uruguay
1999
Czechia
1994
Sweden
Third Place
2016
Chile
2013
Portugal
2013
Colombia
1999
Croatia
1997
Denmark
1997
Romania
1996
Russia
1993
Switzerland
Fourth Place
2006
United States
1998
Mexico
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2016
England, Germany, Uruguay and Italy all ranked number 1, all in the same year? Are you sure? There must have been so many changes just in that one year.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2016
Yes, that must have been a crazy year!
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2016
According to this chart, England has never been number 1. (See the bar chart at the section "Rank leaders").
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Level 90
Sep 15, 2016
I think this is really wrong, Spain has been first for several years, while Uruguay has never been in the top. Also, Brazil was nb 1 way before 2008. Check Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Rankings
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Level 54
Sep 15, 2016
This has to be wrong. Spain was the number 1 for many years.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2016
Sorry about that! We forgot to refresh the page when checking the ranks.
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Level 33
Jun 26, 2018
Norway should be on this list. They where number 2 in october 1993 and july-august 1995.
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Level 59
Jul 24, 2020
Seriously , how bad are rankings when USA is at 4 anytime....no offence meant but at no time in last 50 years can they be considered top 20 team
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Level 65
Jul 24, 2020
Yep, must've been a lucky week
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Level 62
Mar 6, 2021
The US was robbed in the 2002 world cup against Germany in the quarter-finals. It was our golden age and it continued into 2006 despite a disappointing showing at that world cup.