1962 FIFA Men's World Cup • May 30 - July 17

Chile 1962

The 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile is remembered for the challenges it overcame, including a devastating earthquake two years prior, and for the footballing narratives that unfolded against all odds. The tournament was characterized by physical play, which culminated in the infamous "Battle of Santiago" match between Italy and Chile. Amidst the intensity, Brazil retained their title, showcasing their depth of talent even as their talisman, Pelé, was sidelined by injury after the second game. The Brazilians' beautiful game was epitomized by Garrincha, who emerged as the tournament's star in Pelé's absence, leading his team to glory with a mesmerizing display of skill and creativity. The final against Czechoslovakia, ending in a 3-1 victory for Brazil, sealed their second consecutive World Cup win.

Winners and awards

Third place

Golden Boot (top scorer)
Valentin Ivanov
Flórián Albert
Leonel Sánchez
Dražan Jerković
Best Young Player
Flórián Albert

Top scorers

Dražan Jerković (4)
Garrincha (4)
Vavá (4)
Leonel Sánchez (4)
Flórián Albert (4)
Valentin Ivanov (4)
Amarildo (3)
Lajos Tichy (3)
Adolf Scherer (3)
Milan Galić (3)


Estadio Carlos Dittborn
Arica, Chile • 18000
Estadio El Teniente
Rancagua, Chile • 18000
Estadio Nacional
Santiago, Chile • 67000
Estadio Sausalito
Viña del Mar, Chile • 18000

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