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    Sale 5304

    Iconic Sporting Collections

    20 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 43

    A YELLOW BRAZIL V. ITALY 1970 WORLD CUP FINAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

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    A YELLOW BRAZIL V. ITALY 1970 WORLD CUP FINAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT
    No.10, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed CBD, worn by Pele in the first half of the 1970 World Cup Final, with certificate of authenticity


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    The above shirt was worn by Pele in the First-Half of the 1970 World Cup Final and presented by him to Mario Zagallo, the Brazilian team manager. Without doubt the Brazil team of the 1970 World Cup is classed amongst the best footballing sides of all times. The final played at The Azteca Stadium, Mexico City on 21st June 1970 before 107,000 spectators was, arguably, the greatest final of any World Cup to date. Brazil with Jairzinho, Gerson and, of course, Pele in sensational form produced a performance of football artistry, which is unlikely to be bettered by defeating Italy 4-1. Pele scored the first goal of the match, which was also the 100th goal scored by Brazil in World Cup tournaments, and Pele's last-ever International goal, with further strikes from Jairzinho, Gerson and Carlos Alberto, with Boninsegna scoring Italy's solitary reply

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) was born in 1940 and wore the famous yellow number 10 of Brazil on 110 occassions, scoring 95 goals. In more than 1,000 matches for Santos, he won nine championships in the Sao Paulo League, four Brazil Cup medals and two each from the South American Cup and World Club Championship. Without doubt, the greatest footballer ever Pele won his first of two World Cups with Brazil in 1958 as an 18 year old

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    Pre-Lot Text

    1970 WORLD CUP FINAL