1970 Brazilian Side Remains The Greatest of All Time

Published on April 4th, 2022 2:34 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The Brazil World Cup team of 1970 was led by one and only - Pele. There have been some utterly fantastic World Cup clubs over the years.

1966 England. 2002 Brazil. 1986 Argentina.

All fantastic. All dominant.

There is one time, however, that stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that is the 1970 Brazilian team.

Other teams have been more dominant (2002 Brazilian side), though the 1970 Brazilian team faced some tremendous competition en route to winning the title.


The 1970 Brazil team came at the end of the "first Golden Era" for Brazil.

This team included the likes of Pele, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao and Rivelino.

Pele was the centrepiece of the offence at the 1970 World Cup, as he was involved in 14 of Brazil's 19 goals in the tournament.


Brazil didn't lose or tie a game in the tournament.

They breezed through a tough Group 3 draw, as they defeated Czechoslovakia 4-1, England 1-0 and Romania 3-2.

Brazil's momentum continued into the quarter-finals, as they put down a game challenge from their South American counterparts, as they defeated Peru 4-2.

The semi-finals saw Brazil overcome an early 1-0 deficit, as they stormed back to win 3-1 against Uruguay.

The finals weren't close, as Brazil stomped Italy by a score of 4-1.


The 1970 Brazilian team was dominant, faced tough competition and had arguably the greatest collection of talent the world has ever seen in an international side, led by the one and only Pele.

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