Brazilian football shot to global prominence in 1958 in Sweden, the birthplace of a truly golden era for the South American giants.
The Brazilians were crowned world champions for the first time at the FIFA World Cup™ in Scandinavia, and conquered football fans’ hearts in the process. In the subsequent four or so decades, A Seleção collected the biggest prize in the game four more times (1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002) and remain the world’s most successful footballing nation to this day.
To mark the 98th anniversary of the foundation on 8 June 1914 of the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (Brazilian Football Association), FIFA.com's Video of the Week pays tribute to the nation’s 1958 triumph, as Pele and Co secured a scintillating 5-2 victory against the host nation in the Final.
Despite the shock of falling behind, the team spearheaded by two-goal Vava and the emerging talent of Pele, who also scored twice, refused to be knocked off their stride and went on to claim a fully merited victory in front of a 49,737 crowd at Rasunda Stadium in Solna.
Join us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and relive the highlights of the thrilling 1958 FIFA World Cup Final!