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1958 FIFA World Cup Final

1958 FIFA World Cup Final
Event 1958 FIFA World Cup
Date 29 June 1958
Venue Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Referee Maurice Guigue (France)
Attendance 49,737[1]

The 1958 FIFA World Cup Final took place in Råsunda Stadium, Solna (near Stockholm), Sweden on 29 June 1958.[2] Brazil won the World Cup by defeating Sweden, and thus won the trophy for the first time.

Sweden took the lead after only 4 minutes after an excellent finish by captain Nils Liedholm. The lead didn't last long however as Vavá equalised just 5 minutes later. On 32 minutes, Vavá scored a similar goal to his first to give Brazil a lead 2–1 at the break. 10 minutes into the second half, Brazil went further in front thanks to a brilliant goal scored by Pelé.[3] He took control of the ball inside the penalty area, chipped the ball over the defender then smashed it past a helpless Kalle Svensson. Halfway through the second half Brazil went 4-1 up with a goal scored by Mário Zagallo. Simonsson pulled one back for Sweden with 10 minutes remaining but it was far too late.[2] Pelé sealed the 5–2 win with a header in injury time and Brazil were able to celebrate their first World Cup title.

The 1958 final holds the record for most goals scored in a World Cup Final, and it shares the record for the greatest winning margin (with the 1970 and 1998 tournaments). The records for both the youngest and oldest goalscorer in a World Cup final were set in this match; by Pelé (17 years and 249 days) and Liedholm (35 years, 263 days) respectively. It also holds the record for lowest attendance in a final.

Match details

29 June 1958
15:00 (CET)
Brazil 23x15px 5–2 23x15px Sweden
Vavá Goal 9'32'
Pelé Goal 55'90'
Zagallo Goal 68'
Report Liedholm Goal 4'
Simonsson Goal 80'
Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Attendance: 51,800
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)
GK 3 Gilmar
RB 4 Djalma Santos
CB 15 Orlando
CB 2 Hideraldo Bellini (c)
LB 12 Nilton Santos
HB 19 Zito
HB 6 Didi
RW 11 Garrincha
LW 7 Mário Zagallo
CF 20 Vavá
CF 10 Pelé
Vicente Feola
GK 1 Kalle Svensson
RB 2 Orvar Bergmark
CB 6 Sigvard Parling
CB 14 Bengt Gustavsson
LB 3 Sven Axbom
HB 15 Reino Börjesson
IR 8 Gunnar Gren
IL 4 Nils Liedholm (c)
RW 7 Kurt Hamrin
LW 11 Lennart Skoglund
CF 9 Agne Simonsson
23x15px George Raynor


Match Rules

External links


  1. ^ "Match report". Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "World Cup 1958: Final". Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Diego Maradona goal voted the FIFA World Cup Goal of the Century". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 May 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2011.