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Pele's last match in FIFA World Cup - Who were his teammates and where are they now?

06:53 GMT+3 04/05/2022
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Pele played his last World Cup match against Italy in the 1970 World Cup final...

The all-time great Brazilian forward is one of the most decorated footballers in the history of the game.

Pele won three World Cup titles with Brazil, (1958, 1962 and 1970) a record that has, to date, remained unmatched. He is also the youngest player to win a World Cup at the age of 17 years and 249 days in 1958.

In his final appearance in the competition, Pele guided Brazil to a record third World Cup title in 1970 where they beat Italy 4-1 in the final. He had provided two assists and scored a goal in the final game.

Who were Pele's teammates in the 1970 World Cup final and where are they now?

  • Felix, Brazil, 1970 World Cup

    Felix Venerando - Goalkeeper

    The goalkeeper played for Brazilian clubs like Club Atletico Juventus, Portuguesa, Nacional and Fluminense in his professional career. Felix represented the Brazilian national team for seven years between 1965 to 1972. Post-retirement, he managed two Brazilian clubs Botafogo and Avai in 1982. He passed away in, 2012 aged 74.

  • Carlos Alberto Brazil

    Carlos Alberto - Right Back

    The World Cup-winning skipper played at clubs like Botafogo, Santos, Fluminense and New York Cosmos in his professional career and donned the Brazil shirt between 1964 and 1977. 

    Carlos Alberto had a very long managerial career after retirement. Some of the notable teams he managed are Flamengo, Corinthians, Atletico Mineiro, Oman and Azerbaijan national teams. The Brazilian great passed away in 2016, aged 72.



  • Brito (L), Brazil

    Brito - Centre Back

    The tall central defender played for nine seasons at Brazilian top division side Vasco da Gama. Brito also played for clubs like Botafogo, Corinthians, Flamengo and Atletico Paranaense. He represented Brazil in 45 international matches where he scored one goal.

    After retirement, he briefly coached young players in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Wilson Piazza, Brazil

    Wilson Piazza - Centre Back

    The Brazilian defender played for Renascença and Cruzeiro during his professional career and represented the national team in 51 matches.

    After retirement, he served as a director of the players' union in Belo Horizonte.

  • Gallery Only - Everaldo

    Everaldo - Left Back

    The full-back played for Brazilian top division side Gremio throughout his life and represented Brazil in 24 international matches.

    He retired in 1972 after which he entered politics. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car crash in 1974.

  • Clodoaldo - Santos

    Clodoaldo - Right Halfback

    The midfielder played for Santos for the majority of his professional career from 1966 to 1979. In the final two seasons of his career, he played for American club Tampa Bay Rowdies and Uruguayan side Nacional before retiring in 1982.



  • Gerson Brazil

    Gerson Oliveira - Left Halfback

    Fondly known as the 'Parrot', Gerson Oliveira played for Flamengo, Botafogo, Sao Paulo and Fluminense. He played 70 international matches for Brazil between 1961 to 1972. He retired from professional football in 1974.

    After retirement, he worked as a sports broadcaster and also runs a charity institute called ‘Instituto Canhotinho de Ouro’.

  • Jairzinho, Brazil, 1962 World Cup

    Jairzinho - Outside Right

    One of the best wingers of his time, Jairzinho played for clubs like Botafogo, Marseille, Cruzeiro and Portuguesa during his playing career and represented Brazil in 81 international matches.

    After retirement, Jairzinho managed Al Wehda, Greek top division side Kalamata and the Gabonese national team.

  • Rivellino artilheiro

    Rivellino - Outside Left

    A Corinthians youth product, he made his professional debut for the club in 1965. He later played for Fluminense and Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal. His international career spanned between 1965 and 1978 when he played 92 international matches for Brazil.

    After retirement, he worked as the head coach of J-League side Shimizu S-Pulse. He also served Corinthians as their director for a brief period of time.

  • GERMAN ONLY Tostao Brasilien

    Tostao - Centre Forward

    The Brazilian attacker played for clubs like America Mineiro, Cruzeiro and Vasco da Gama in his professional career. He represented Brazil between 1966 to 1972 appearing in 54 international matches. He retired from professional football at the age of 26.

    Post-retirement, he studied medicine and became a doctor. He also worked as a sports journalist and pundit.

  • Pele

    Pele - Centre Forward

    Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Brazil legend Pele played for Santos from 1956 to 1974. In the final two seasons of his professional career, he played for MLS side New York Cosmos before retiring in 1977.

    Pele appeared in 92 international matches for Brazil between 1957 to 1971, scoring 77 goals. He won three World Cups with the Selecao.

    After retirement, Pele won several accolades, the most prominent ones being, joint FIFA Player of the Century along with Diego Maradona in 2000 and an honorary Ballon d'Or in January 2014.