1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden™
8 June - 29 June

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden™

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden™

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A star is born as Brazil are champions at last.

The long, sun-kissed days of a Swedish summer provided a golden backdrop to Brazil's first FIFA World Cup™ triumph in 1958, the year that a 17-year-old called Pele announced his presence to football fans around the globe.

With a newfound tactical organisation and two supreme attacking talents in Pele and Garrincha, Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in the Final at the Rasunda Stadium to become the first team to capture the trophy on a different continent.

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Pelé in the middle of a young crowd asking for some autographs during the 1966 FIFA World Cup

1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™

Regal images of football’s king


1958 World Cup Final, Stockholm, Sweden, 29th June, 1958, Sweden 2 v Brazil 5, Brazil's Pele jubilant after the final in which he scored twice (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™

Behind the World Cup record: Pele



Brazil's 1958 FIFA World Cup side.

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™

Garrincha and Pele’s Brazil in numbers



Sport, Football, circa 1958, Brazil's young star Pele with his eyes on the ultimate prize the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy, Pele was perhaps the most famous footballer of all time and featured in 4 World Cups,forced out of the finals in Chile in 1962 and England in 1966 through injury he won 2 World Cup winners medals with Brazil playing in the successful teams of 1958 in Sweden, at the age of 17, and the famous 1970 team (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™

Pele’s golden gaze



17-year-old Brazilian forward Pele (L) kicks the ball past Welsh goalkeeper Jack Kelsey (L) during the World Cup quarter-final.

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™

Behind the World Cup record: Pele



1958 World Cup Third Place Play-Off, Gothenburg, Sweden, 28th June, 1958, France 6 v West Germany 3, France's Just Fontaine is carried by his teammates at the end of the match after scoring four goals to clinch third place for France (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™

Fontaine’s record 13-goal haul

Tournament News

Best Young Player 1958: Pele

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™

Hyundai Anatomy of a Goal: Pele

13 Apr 2018

Pele at Mexico 1970

1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™

Pele: FIFA Classic Player

19 Nov 2017

Sport/Football, 1958 World Cup Finals, Gothenburg, 8th June 1958, Group Four, Russia 2 v England 2, England captain Billy Wright poses with the Russia captain Nikita Simonyan before the game (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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Simonyan's Sweden 1958 journey

19 May 2016

Garrincha at England 1966

1962 FIFA World Cup Chile ™

Garrincha: FIFA Classic Player

22 Oct 2015

1958 World Cup Finals, Malmo, Sweden, 8th June, 1958, Germany 3 v Argentina 1, Argentine players in a tussle for the ball with West German Stollenwerk during the match (Photo by Haynes Archive/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™

WORLD CUP FINAL HISTORY: Germany - Argentina, Sweden 1958

11 Jul 2014