Pele danced home the day he got his own uniform, because finally he was a real soccer player like his father. Everything else, my family looks after. Soccer is a low scoring game, but on November 19, 1969, before a crowd of one hundred thousand in , Pel é scored his one thousandth goal. Following a streak of bad investments that left him near financial ruin, he was forced to return to the field in the mid-1970s. He led the team to three consecutive victories from 1954 to 1956. Lionel Messi, Argentina The key member of the greatest club team in history as Barcelona have dominated Europe, Messi can change a game in an instant with unfathomable close control while gliding forward at lightning speed.
In March 1961, Pelé scored the gol de placa goal worthy of a plaque , against at the Maracanã. Once settled in Kilauea, Pele traveled to a neighboring island and fell in love with a young chief named Lohiau. He was not only a high scorer, but a master of ball handling as well. In 1961 he scored 110 goals. Brazil's squad for the tournament featured major changes in relation to the 1966 squad.
A year later was at the top of their division, and in 1977 the Cosmos won the league championship. He started playing for his country in August, 2005, and participated in 2006 World Cup. He was praised for his exceptional heading ability, powerful shot and unbowed goal scoring. Later that spring, he married his second wife, Assiria Seixas Lemos. In May of 1997, he was elected Minister of Sports in his home country of Brazil.
I'm more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. He represented Italy in the World Cup 1994 and scored 5 goals for his team. Declassified documents showed Pelé was investigated after being handed a manifesto calling for the release of political prisoners. The list contains 123 professional male and 2 female players. He scored 27 goals, in all, for his national team. Zico, whose real name is Arthur Antunes Coimbra, played for Brazil from 1976 to 1988. Pele made a cameo appearance in the film Mike Bassett: England manager, in which he was interiewed by the broadcaster Martin Bashir.
Archived from on 16 December 2009. President and Brazil President In 1994, Pelé was appointed a. Franz Beckenbauer, Germany Franz Anton Beckenbauer born 11 September 1945 is a German former professional footballer and manager. Pelé states that his most memorable goal was scored at on a Campeonato Paulista match against São Paulo rival Clube Atlético Juventus on 2 August 1959. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. In 1962, Pele won the Brazil scoring championship for the fifth straight year. Later that spring, he married his second wife, Assiria Seixas Lemos.
In any sport, trying to name one player as the greatest ever can be a bit unfair, because there will be many who excelled in different eras, did well in their own rights, and had to contend with different opposition. Pelé began playing for at age 15 and the at 16. After his retirement from Brazilian soccer competition in 1974, Pelé resumed his professional career in 1975 by joining the Cosmos of the fledgling North American Soccer League. Maradona is the most celebrated Argentine football player. Though well past his prime at this point, Pelé was credited with significantly increasing public awareness and interest of the sport in the United States. Archived from on 12 January 2016. At the age of fifteen his mentor an advisor , former soccer star Waldemar de Brito, brought him to to try out for the major league teams.
Many other legends deal with Pele's fiery temper and reveal how unpredictable and dangerous she could be. Protected by her magical powers, Hi'iaka later restored Lohiau to life again and went to live with him on his home island. It was a rare feat in official competitions, with another goal from Pelé. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974. Pele scored a total of 1,283 first-class goals, including 77 for Brazil.
Personal life Relationships and children A practicing , Pelé donated a signed jersey to. In 1967, a 48-hour ceasefire was declared in Nigeria so that Federal and Rebel troops could watch Pele play on a visit to the war-torn nation. In his active years, he created numerous records, some of which till date remain undefeated and unaltered. In 1971 he retired from the Brazilian national team but continued to play with Santos. Although the Portuguese influence remains in Brazil —it is the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world —its population is multiracial, with an ethnic mix of Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, Amerindian, and Black peoples. This proved to be the start of a decline as Santos failed to retain the Torneio Rio-São Paulo.