Brazilian Soccer Legend Mario Zagallo Dead

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.06 - 2024 9:34 AM CET

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Brazilian Soccer Legend Dead.

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The Brazilian football legend Mario Zagallo has passed away at the age of 92, as announced on his official Instagram account.

Zagallo was a part of Brazil's World Cup victories four times and is one of the few who have won the World Cup both as a player and as a coach, according to Ritzau.

He first won the World Cup as a player in 1958 when Brazil defeated Sweden in the final. Four years later, Zagallo, playing as a winger, was again part of the team when Brazil overcame Czechoslovakia in the final.

In 1970, he was the coach when Brazil clinched the World Cup trophy by defeating Italy, making him the first person to win the World Cup both as a player and a coach. This feat was later replicated by Germany's Franz Beckenbauer and France's Didier Deschamps.

Zagallo also played a role in Brazil's World Cup triumph in 1994, this time as an assistant coach.

Watch a Video Featuring Zagallo Below

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