1959 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

Gunnar Tingsvall

29 June, 1958

Brazilian football player Pelé (Edison Arantes do Nascimento) weeps for joy when Brazil wins the FIFA World Cup final after defeating guest land Sweden in Råsunda Stadium in Solna. It was the first time Brazil won the World Cup. Pelé is resting his head on the shoulder of his teammate Didi (Waldyr Pereira), on the right, Brazil's goalkeeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves.

About the photographer

Gunnar Tingsvall

Swedish photojournalist Gunnar Tingsvall, who died in 1994, worked most of his life for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. He covered many international sports events in the 1960...

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