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Pelé  – Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Brazilian Portuguese) 1940 – 2022 (Aged 82), Brazilian footballer

One of the greatest football – soccer players of all time and the famous upside down bicycle kick photo scored almost a goal per game throughout his career. At age 14 considered too young to play, endded up top scorer with reported 15 goals.  “That gave me a lot of confidence”, Pelé said, “I knew then not to be afraid of whatever might come”.  1961 the government of Brazil under President Jânio Quadros declared Pelé an “official national treasure” to prevent him from being transferred out of the country. October 1977, Pelé career ended in an exhibition match between the Santos and the Cosmos. Cosmos winning 2–1, Scoring his final goal during the second half, it started to rain, prompting a Brazilian newspaper to come out with the headline the following day: “Even The Sky Was Crying.” “Love is more important than what we can take in life”- Pelé.

1999, named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee

Time  100 most important people of the 20th century.

2000, World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) FIFA Player of the Century.

1,279 goals in 1,363 games, Guinness World Record.

Teams Santos  age 15,  Brazil national team at 16.

1957 -1971 Team Brazil

3  FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970, youngest player to win a World Cup (He Nicknamed O Rei (The King) following the 1958 tournament. P

Top goalscorer for Brazil 77 goals in 92 games.

Teams Santos’s all-time top goalscorer with 643 goals in 659 games led the club to the 1962 and 1963 Copa Libertadores, and to the 1962 and 1963 Intercontinental Cup.

1975 – 1977  New York Cosmos. 2010, named honorary President

W2 Looking up…SCOROOOOE!

 

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