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Mario Zagallo passes away aged 92

Brasilia, January 06, 2024, The Europe Today: At the age of 92, the distinguished Brazilian football player and coach Mario Zagallo has passed away, leaving an indelible mark on the world of football.

The announcement, expressing deep regret, highlighted Zagallo’s multifaceted legacy as a loving husband, grandfather, friend, and mentor. Renowned as an eternal world champion, he played a pivotal role in Brazilian football history.

Mario Zagallo achieved a unique feat, standing as the sole individual to have secured victory in the World Cup four times in distinct roles—twice as a national team player in 1958 and 1962, once as a head coach in 1970, and once as an assistant coach in 1994. His contributions have forever etched his name in the annals of football greatness, and his loss is mourned by the global football community.