Pele breaks Welsh hearts at World Cup

Having reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup, Wales were bundled out of the tournament in Sweden at the quarter-final stage by Brazil on 19 June, 1958. It was the first time the world had seen the magically skills of Edson Arantes do Nascimento – Pele to you and me. The 17-year-old scored his first World Cup goal to win the game 1-0 for the Brazilians as they marched to victory. He scored a hat-trick to help see off France 5-2 in the semi-finals and then grabbed two more in a 5-2 win over Sweden in the final.

1 Jack Kelsey
2 Stuart Williams
3 Mel Hopkins
4 Derek Sullivan
5 Mel Charles
6 Dave Bowen (Captain)
7 Terry Medwin
8 Ron Hewitt
10 Ivor Allchurch
11 Cliff Jones
19 Colin Webster

9 John Charles
12 Ken Jones
13 Gerald Vearncombe
14 Trevor Edwards
15 Colin Baker
16 Vic Crowe
17 Ken Leek
18 Roy Vernon
20 John Elsworthy
21 Len Allchurch
22 Tom Baker

Coach: Jimmy Murphy