Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, has died at the age of 82.,
He was born on October 23, 1940 in Tres Corazon, Minas Gerais, Brazil and started his career in Santos., He made his debut at Peixe when he was barely 15, scoring a goal in the official opening fixture.
His talent had been noticeable since he was a boy, but few thought he would become the player he was, especially because of his physical condition: coaches saw him as too weak, too light to play professional football. I was able to
Little by little he became physically strong and as his build grew, so did his game. He made his debut for Santos in 1956 and in 1957 he was top scorer in the Paulista tournament.With 41 goals in 38 games.
at country level, Its explosion happened in the 1958 World Cup, when Brazil won its first World Cup., Pelé, like all Brazilians, was a thorn in the side at the 1950 Maracanazo, when Vardemarela lost the final against Uruguay at home.
Seeing his father and his close relatives devastated by that defeat, a young Pele, then 10 years old, promised his father: “I’m going to be a football player and I’m going to win a World Cup.”
In Sweden, he missed the first game due to a knee injury. But he showed himself in all his dimensions when he had to play from the third game in the last match of the group stage against Russia. He became the world champion at the age of 17 Showing his ability and ability to score goals: everyone was already talking about him at the time.
Later, it would also be installed at the 1962 World Cup in Chile., where an injury prevented him from appearing in most matches, and in Mexico 1970, the last World Cup he would play in, where he appeared in his full glory. He was at Santos in Brazil until 1974, and from 1975 he would continue his career at the United States Cosmos until his retirement.
With the Brazil national team he played 112 games, between official and unofficial, and scored 95 goals.,
Apart from local tournaments with Santos, his achievements at club level include, Two Copas Libertadores and two Intercontinentals,
Pele was undoubtedly the best player in the world of his time. For many, the best in history, although subjectivity at this point culminates in an eternal football discussion to determine whether he was better than Maradona, Messi, Di Stefano or Cruyff.
The truth is that O’Ree was a matchless player, skilful, an excellent puncher, a goalscorer, a great header, and too strong to face rivals who sought to clear him straight off the field, at a time when when there was no change. , neither yellow cards and much less TV cameras that record the misbehavior meted out to various football players on the field of play.
After his retirement, he remained involved with sports and football, but not as a coach. He named him his country’s sports minister, UNICEF ambassador, FIFA collaborator, and Santos executive advisor, among other positions. He was named “Footballer of the Century” in 1980, and in 2000 he finished second only to boxer Muhammad Ali as Athlete of the Century.
The number of goals he scored is still a matter of debate: some speak of 1,282 between official and unofficial matches. an overwhelming number. Others add only officers, and count 767.
The legend of world football lost his life at the age of 82 after being diagnosed with cancer.
There’s no doubt about it: Pele was O’Rea, one of the best soccer players ever from South America who captivated the whole world.