This Day in History: 2022-11-25

Nr. 352


At the end of the 1958 World Cup final the Brazilians were presented with the famous Jules Rimet trophy. As a battery of photographers crowded around captain Luiz Bellini they asked him to lift the small trophy high above his head, so they could get a better picture of this historie moment. Bellini duly obliged and ever since that day each successive World Cup-winning captain has copied this gesture as the ultimate symbol of triumph and, of course, to give the photographers and television cameras the iconic image they need.
Luiz Bellini was about to set an example that all World Cup winning captains have followed since 1958 by lifting the trophy above his head.