Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pele in New York Cosmos: why did he retire in the United States?

skin He will be remembered as a footballer who gave his heart to one team in particular: the santos, However, although practically his entire career was spent in the infield Sao PauloAt the end of his career there was an episode in American football.

edson arantes do nacimento played in santos from the lower categories and it was there that he became known to the world as a player of outstanding abilities. Actually, the thing was 18 years old skin was in the brazilian footballBetween 1956 and 1974. Precisely in October 1974, the ‘Verdimarella’ star bid goodbye to the club of his love to hang up his boots.

However, Pele returned from his early retirement in 1975 and accepted the offer. new york universe To defend his shirt at the age of 35, beyond the fact that there was also interest from some of Europe’s bigger teams, such as Real Madrid, Juventus why AC Milan, Even America proposed to him, but’king’ he was tempted by the luxury of living America.

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three time winner world Cup He remained in the American League for two years, and on 1 October 1977, at the age of 36, Pelé formally announced his retirement in an emotional match. santos And this Cosmosmeeting in which he played briefly with each team.

What did Pele die of?

the king is revealed colon cancer In mid-2021 and although the first months of the fight were without complications, the disease was slowly winning.

This year alone he had already been to the emergency hospital 8 times and although he almost always went out to continue treatment at home, the last one was impossible. After 13 days of bed rest and palliative care, the football legend lost the battle.

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