The 1958 FIFA World Cup Final took place in Råsunda Stadium, Solna (near Stockholm), Sweden on 29 June 1958 to determine the champion of the 1958 FIFA World Cup.[2] Brazil won the World Cup by defeating Sweden, and thus won 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. The final also marked several firsts: It was the first final to be disputed between a European team and a team from the Americas. Sweden became the first, and so far, only host to lose a World Cup final match (as the Maracanazo of 1950 was not technically a final). Their loss also meant that for the first time a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European nation.



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 victory for Brazil with a headed goal in stoppage time.


Brazil  5–2  Sweden
Vavá Goal 9'32'
Pelé Goal 55'90'
Zagallo Goal 68'
Report Liedholm Goal 4'
Simonsson Goal 80'
Attendance: 49,737
GK 3 Gilmar
RB 4 Djalma Santos
CB 15 Orlando
CB 2 Hideraldo Bellini (c)
LB 12 Nílton Santos
RH 19 Zito
LH 6 Didi
OR 11 Garrincha
OL 7 Mário Zagallo
CF 20 Vavá
CF 10 Pelé
Vicente Feola
BRA-SWE 1958-06-29.svg
GK 1 Kalle Svensson
RB 2 Orvar Bergmark
CB 6 Sigge Parling
CB 14 Bengt Gustavsson
LB 3 Sven Axbom
CH 15 Reino Börjesson
IR 8 Gunnar Gren
IL 4 Nils Liedholm (c)
OR 7 Kurt Hamrin
OL 11 Lennart Skoglund
CF 9 Agne Simonsson
England George Raynor


Match Rules


  1. ^ "Match report". fifa.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "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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