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 21 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 52 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.

Match details

29 June 1958
15:00 (CET)
Brazil  5–2  Sweden
Vavá  9', 32'
Pelé  55', 90'
Zagallo  68'
Report Liedholm  4'
Simonsson  80'
Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Attendance: 51,800
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)
GK 3 Gilmar
RB 4 Djalma Santos
CB 15Orlando
CB 2 Hideraldo Bellini (c)
LB 12Nílton Santos
HB 19Zito
HB 6 Didi
RW 11Garrincha
LW 7 Mário Zagallo
CF 20Vavá
CF 10Pelé
Vicente Feola
GK 1 Kalle Svensson
RB 2Orvar Bergmark
CB 6 Sigge Parling
CB 14Bengt 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
England George Raynor


Match Rules

External links


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