This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (February 2012)
Feola in 1958
|Full name||Vicente Ítalo Feola|
|Date of birth||20 November 1909|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Date of death||6 November 1975(aged 65)|
|Place of death||São Paulo, Brazil|
|1937–1938||São Paulo FC|
|1939||São Paulo FC|
|1941–1942||São Paulo FC|
|1948–1949||São Paulo FC|
|1947–1950||São Paulo FC|
|1955–1956||São Paulo FC|
|1959||São Paulo FC|
Vicente Ítalo Feola (pronounced [ˈfɛːola]; 20 November 1909 – 6 November 1975) was a Brazilian football manager and coach who lived in São Paulo. He became famous for leading the Brazilians to their first FIFA World Cup title in 1958.
1958 World Cup
As Seleção boss in 1958, Feola introduced a 17-year-old Pelé to the footballing world, winning the FIFA World Cup in Sweden, the first and to date only time a non-European side has won a World Cup on European soil. The team trained in Hindås in Sweden during the tournament (pictured).
Feola was appointed manager of Argentine club Boca Juniors briefly in 1961.
1966 World Cup
Feola returned as coach of the Brazilian national team for the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England. In the first round of the tournament, Brazil lost their second game against Hungary. Pelé, although still recovering, was brought back for the last crucial match against Portugal for which Feola, panicked. He changed the entire defence, including the goalkeeper. In the attack, he maintained Jairzinho and substituted the other two players. In the midfield, he returned to the formation of the first match, even knowing that Pelé was still not fully recovered from his serious injuries. Brazil suffered a first round elimination. Under Feola's command, Brazil played 74 times, having won 55 games, tied 13 and lost 6 times.
- Campeonato Paulista: 1948, 1949
- "Vicente Feola: A controversial innovator". FIFA.com. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- 1966 FIFA World Cup England FIFA Retrieved 8 May 2011
- "Brazil in the 1966 World Cup – England". V-brazil.com. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.