1966 England Willie. A lion, a typical symbol of the United Kingdom, wearing a Union Jack jersey with the words “WORLD CUP” – became the first official mascot in the history of the competition.
1970 Mexico Juanito. A boy wearing Mexico’s uniform and a sombrero (with the words “MEXICO 70”).
1974 West Germany Tip and Tap. Two boys wearing West Germany uniforms, with the letters WM (Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup) and number 74.
1978 Argentina Gauchito. A boy wearing Argentina’s uniform. His hat (with the words ARGENTINA ’78), neckerchief and whip are typical of gauchos.
1982 Spain Gauchito. An orange, typical of Spain’s flora, wearing Spain’s uniform
1986 Mexico Pique. An anthropomorphic, moustached chile pepper.
1990 Italy Ciao. A stick figure player with a football head and an Italian tricolore body. Its name is an Italian greeting.
1994 United States Striker. A dog, wearing a red, white and blue football uniform with the words “USA 94”.
1998 France Footix. A cockerel, a typical symbol of France, with the words “FRANCE 98” on the chest. Its body is mostly blue, like the France jersey and its name is a portmanteau of “football” and the ending “-ix” from the popular Astérix comic strip.
2002 Korea/Japan Ato, Kaz and Nik (the Spheriks).Orange, purple and blue (respectively) futuristic, computer-generated creatures.
2006 Germany Goleo VI and Pille. A lion wearing a Germany jersey with the number 06, and a speaking football.