Pele Taught Us 11 Invaluable Lessons in Football History While He Laid To Rest
Pele is gone now. Our football hero has met his creator and is now no more.
Here Are 11 Things About Pele You Should Remember.
Brazilian football legend Pelé is regarded as one of the game’s all-time greats. Pelé is currently retired from playing professionally. He has an indisputable influence on football and is renowned for his tremendous talent, speed, and goal-scoring prowess. From Pelé’s illustrious football career, these six noteworthy instances stand out:
1. Pele was named after American inventor Thomas Edison, his real name being Edson Arantes do Nascimiento.
2. Pele was signed by Santos when he was 15. He scored four goals on his league debut in a match against FC Corinthians on September 7, 1956.
3. At 17, Pele became the youngest ever winner of a World Cup. He also scored twice in the final against home side Sweden.
4. Winning The 1958 World Cup At Just 17 Years Old:
Pelé made his debut for the Brazilian national team at the age of 16, and just a year later he helped lead Brazil to victory at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. Pelé scored six goals in the tournament, including two in the final against Sweden, and was named the best young player of the tournament.
5. Scoring His 1,000th Career Goal:
In 1969, Pelé scored his 1,000th career goal in a match against Vasco da Gama. This feat was considered almost impossible at the time, and it cemented Pelé’s reputation as one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of the sport.
6. Leading Brazil To Three World Cup Victories:
Pelé is one of only two players to have won three World Cup titles, having won the tournament in 1958, 1962, and 1970. He played a key role in all three victories, scoring a total of 12 goals in World Cup play.
7. Playing For The New York Cosmos:
In 1975, Pelé signed with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL). His arrival in the United States helped to boost the popularity of soccer in the country, and he played for the Cosmos until 1977.
8. Being Named Athlete Of The Century:
In 1999, Pelé was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. This honor recognized his incredible achievements on the pitch and his enduring influence on the sport of football.
9. Being Inducted Into The National Soccer Hall Of Fame:
In 1993, Pelé was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States. This recognition further cemented his status as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
10. Only Player With 3 World Cups Till Date. As We Speak In 2022
Pelé’s career was filled with memorable moments and he left a lasting impact on the world of football. His skill, passion, and dedication to the sport will be remembered for generations to come keep resting in peace legend.
11. Pele was appointed as Minister of Sport in Brazil in 1995, serving until 1998.
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