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Top five: Memorable World Cup final moments

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1970 goalscorer Carlos Alberto (©GettyImages)
1970 goalscorer Carlos Alberto (©GettyImages).

4. 1970 final - The greatest goal ever scored

The Brazilian World Cup side of 1970 were arguably the greatest to have ever picked up the trophy and their final goal in a 4-1 final demolition of Italy is widely acknowledged as one of the best ever scored.

Late in the second half and 3-1 up, Brazil began a wonderfully casual and precise passing move and moved into the Italian half. The ball found it's way down the left flank before Pele picked it up in the centre of the pitch, just outside the box.

Brazil's best ever player held onto the ball just long enough for Carlos Alberto to time a run perfectly on the outside, with one nonchalant swing of his boot Pele knocked the ball into Alberto's path before the flying wing-back rocketed a shot into the bottom corner in what was a truly stunning team goal.

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