Brazilian Football Player Pelé
Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born in October 23rd, 1940 in the city of Três Corações, Minas Gerais. Pelé is the most successful league goal-scorer in the world, scoring 1281 goals in 1363 matches, which included unofficial friendlies and tour matches. During his playing days, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world. He started his career playing for Santos Futebol Clube in São Paulo.
With Santos, Pelé was able to show his skills and became really famous all over the world, winning national and international titles. He also won with the Brazilian Team the World Cups in 1958, 1962, 1970 (being the protagonist in 58 with only 17 years old and in 1970 leading his teamates to the title).
He retired on October 1st, 1977 playing for New York Cosmos. A very special moment in his life not only for the retirement, but also for helping in making football (or soccer, as Americans say) a more popular sport in the United States.
Most important matches
Pelé was the protagonist in almost every match that Brazil or his club Santos played. But we must mention two special matches that are part in his history and football history. The 1958 World Cup final where he scored two goals being only 17 years old, one of them, the most beautiful goal of his career winning the title for the Brazilian team against Sweden. Let’s see the video below showing this amazing moment:
Another special match in his career was in 1969 against Vasco da Gama, when he was able to score his goal number 1000. A remarkable moment that put him in history books forever. This moment was so special that match was ended right after the goal, the celebrations and emotions were so intense that even his challengers were celebrating with him inside the field.
Pele’s thousandth goal
Pelé was the first player ever to reach 1000 goals scored in football history. A very special and unique moment that is celebrated even nowadays in Brazil and around the world. The most amazing thing is that he was only 29 when he did it, he still had more goals and more titles to come, but this is indeed the most important one.
Most important titles with the Brazilian Team
Most important titles with Santos Football Club
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