"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of four-time world champion Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo," Zagallo's social media account said. Zagallo was the first player and coach to win the World Cup.

Zagallo, who played on the wing for the Brazilian national team that won back-to-back World Cups in Sweden in 1958 and Chile in 1962, started both finals in the starting 11.

In Mexico in 1970, Zagallo led the squad that was considered one of the best Brazilian National Teams of all time, featuring Pele, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto, to the championship as coach.

Zagallo last worked as a coordinator in the team of coach Carlos Alberto Parreira in Brazil, which won the 1994 US championship.

Following Pele's death, Zagallo was the last surviving member of the team that played in the final match that won Brazil the 1958 World Cup.

A 33-time national team player, Zagallo spent his entire playing career at Flamengo and Botafogo.

"His legacy cannot be summarized in numbers"

FIFA President Gianni Infantino also issued a message of condolence following the death of Zagallo, nicknamed "The Professor" and "Old Wolf".

"It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of one of the great names whose impact on the FIFA World Cup was unparalleled. Zagallo won 4 FIFA World Cups, first as a player and then as a coach. But his legacy cannot be summarized in numbers. In times of need, Brazil turned to 'The Professor' as a calming, guiding and tactical genius. The story of the FIFA World Cup cannot be told without Zagallo."