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#tbt: Pelé at the 1970 World Cup

Brazil vs Italy, 1970 World Cup Final World Cup Final: Brazil Pele (10) victorious as Roberto Rivelino (11) jumps on top with teammates after scoring goal vs Italy during 18th minute at Estadio Azteca. Mexico City, Mexico 6/21/1970 CREDIT: Neil Leifer (Photo by Neil Leifer /Sports Illustrated)

With the 2014 World Cup about to kick-off, we've reached back into SI's Vault to find some photos of Pelé leading Brazil to victory at the 1970 World Cup. Brazil's 1970 team is often cited as the best World Cup team ever. They not only won all 6 games they played in the tournament, but also all of their qualifiers. In case you were wondering why there is so much pressure on Neymar et al to dominate, take a look back at the history below:

Brazil vs Italy, 1970 World Cup Final Brazil Pele (10) victorious, getting carried off field by fans after winning game vs Italy at Estadio Azteca. Mexico City, Mexico 6/21/1970 CREDIT: Neil Leifer (Photo by Neil Leifer /Sports Illustrated)

Brazil vs Italy, 1970 World Cup Final World Cup Final: Brazil Pele (10) in action, free kick vs Italy at Estadio Azteca. Mexico City, Mexico 6/21/1970 CREDIT: Neil Leifer (Photo by Neil Leifer /Sports Illustrated)

Brazil vs Italy, 1970 World Cup Final World Cup Final: Brazil Pele (10) victorious with teammates on field after winning game vs Italy at Estadio Azteca. Mexico City, Mexico 6/21/1970


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