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W. Germany 2 Czechoslovakia 2 in 1958 in Helsingborg. Germany had to come from 0-2 down at half time to salvage a point in Group 1 at the World Cup Finals.

W. Germany 2 Czechoslovakia 2 in 1958 in Helsingborg. Germany had to come from 0-2 down at half time to salvage a point in Group 1 at the World Cup Finals.

A 17 year old Pelé in the streets of Sweden before the start of the World Cup 1958

A 17 year old Pelé in the streets of Sweden before the start of the World Cup 1958

June 29,  1958: PELE HELPS BRAZIL TO WIN WORLD CUP TITLE  -   17-year-old Pele, second from left, scores Brazil's third goal in the World Cup soccer final against Sweden in Stockholm. At right, Sweden's goalkeeper Kalle Svensson makes a futile effort to make a save. Brazil wins 5-2 to take the World Cup championship.

June 29, 1958: PELE HELPS BRAZIL TO WIN WORLD CUP TITLE - 17-year-old Pele, second from left, scores Brazil's third goal in the World Cup soccer final against Sweden in Stockholm. At right, Sweden's goalkeeper Kalle Svensson makes a futile effort to make a save. Brazil wins 5-2 to take the World Cup championship.

An emotive Pelé breaks in tears after the victory in the World Cup final of 1958

An emotive Pelé breaks in tears after the victory in the World Cup final of 1958

Paraguay 3 Scotland 2 in 1958 in Norrkoping in Group B at the World Cup Finals.

Paraguay 3 Scotland 2 in 1958 in Norrkoping in Group B at the World Cup Finals.

The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final for their first title. To date, this marks the only occasion that a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European team.

The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final for their first title. To date, this marks the only occasion that a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European team.

Pele is the most iconic footballer of the twentieth Century. He epitomised the flair, joy and passion the Brazilians bought to the game.  Pele’s career spanned throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.  In his early career, the young and unknown Pele helped inspire Brazil to victory in the 1958 World Cup. In 1962, Brazil retained the World Cup. In 1966, Brazil were hot favourites, but, lost out to the home nation England.  His crowing glory was the Brazilian victory in the 1970 World Cup in…

Pele is the most iconic footballer of the twentieth Century. He epitomised the flair, joy and passion the Brazilians bought to the game. Pele’s career spanned throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In his early career, the young and unknown Pele helped inspire Brazil to victory in the 1958 World Cup. In 1962, Brazil retained the World Cup. In 1966, Brazil were hot favourites, but, lost out to the home nation England. His crowing glory was the Brazilian victory in the 1970 World Cup in…

Brazil 1 Wales 0 in 1958 in Gothenburg. The build up to the Brazilian goal in the World Cup Quarter Final.

Brazil 1 Wales 0 in 1958 in Gothenburg. The build up to the Brazilian goal in the World Cup Quarter Final.

1958: Pen pics of the Hungary squad for the '58 World Cup finals.

1958: Pen pics of the Hungary squad for the '58 World Cup finals.

Brazil 2 USSR 0 in 1958 in Gothenburg. Brazil's win means they win Group 4 and USSR must play-off against England at the World Cup Finals.

Brazil 2 USSR 0 in 1958 in Gothenburg. Brazil's win means they win Group 4 and USSR must play-off against England at the World Cup Finals.

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