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.
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…