Pele made his FIFA World Cup™ debut as a 17-year-old in Brazil's successful 1958 campaign.
Arguably the greatest player of all time had to wait until the third game for his first start, sitting out the 3-0 win over Austria and the goalless draw against England. The Soviet Union were the opposition for the historic occasion as Brazil cruised to a 2-0 victory thanks to two goals from Vava.
Pele's turn to shine came in the knock-out rounds as he scored his first FIFA World Cup goal in a 1-0 quarter-final elimination of Wales. Next up were the semi-finals and Pele excelled, scoring a second-half hat-trick as part of a 5-2 demolition of France. The final saw another comprehensive Brazil win and another 5-2 scoreline, with Vava and Pele both scoring twice to add to Mario Zagallo's strike.