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Pelé left a historical legacy: 10 stories about the "king" of football


Pelé, the Brazilian soccer star, is still considered by many to be the best soccer player in history. 

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, died on December 29 at the age of 82.

The Brazilian soccer star, the player with the most World Cup wins, the top scorer for the Brazilian team (tied with Neymar), the King, is still considered by many to be the best soccer player in history.

This is a review of some of the achievements and statements of the Brazilian soccer benchmark.

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O Pelé transformed Brazil and became the history of his own sport.

Not only the Brazilian Seleção, more football would not be the same without Pelé.

This is a tribute to the Brazilian Seleção, for the King of Futebol.

Happy anniversary, Pelé.

— Pele (@Pele) October 21, 2020

Pelé's greatest achievements

Pelé is considered one of the best soccer players of all time.

Raúl Sáenz tells you about the Brazilian's greatest achievements as a professional athlete.


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This is how Pelé was on the pitch and off it, according to a former teammate

Pelé was the great Brazilian footballer of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. One of those closest to "O Rei" during his golden age of sports was his former teammate and friend Antonio Lima dos Santos.

The ex-soccer player tells us not only what it was like to be up close on the field with Pelé, but also in the privacy of the hotel, on the trips where they were roommates.

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An anecdote about his 1,000th goal

World soccer legend Pelé had a curious experience after scoring his 1,000th goal as a professional soccer player.

The former player told the story in an exclusive interview with Reinaldo Gottino, from CNN Brazil.

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Pelé: "I never thought I was going to be a great figure"

World soccer star Pelé is one of the most decorated figures in football, and is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time.

However, "O Rei" confessed that he never believed that his figure would gain such magnitude.

Pelé says he never thought he would be a great figure 1:05

Racism in football: "They called us chimpanzees"

Pelé also spoke with Reinaldo Gottino, from CNN Brazil, about his experiences with racism in soccer.

Here the statements of the Brazilian star.

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Pelé revealed which was his favorite table football team in his childhood

The Brazilian star, Pelé, in an exclusive interview with CNN Brasil, spoke about his favorite team when he played table football in his childhood.

This was revealed by the legend of world football.

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Brazil's three-time championship at the 1970 World Cup

One of the unforgettable moments in the history of the World Cups was the third championship obtained by Pelé's Brazil in Mexico in 1970, after those he had obtained in 1958 and 1962.

Brazil's three-time championship in the 1970 World Cup 2:03

Pelé thanked Mexico for the treatment he received at the 1970 World Cup

Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Mexico Soccer World Cup, former Brazilian player Pelé shared a video in which he expressed his gratitude to the Mexicans for the treatment he and his teammates received during said tournament.

Pelé: Mexico, a country that I cannot forget because of its love 2:17

Is football more difficult now or before?

Pelé responded like this

The maximum winner of the FIFA World Cup, Pelé, with 3 championships, spoke exclusively with Reinaldo Gottino, from CNN Brazil, and compared the difficulties of modern football with that of his time.

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Google honored the three-time world champion on his 80th birthday

Google celebrated Pelé's 80th birthday in 2020. The search engine pays tribute to the Brazilian star with a "hidden surprise" on the search results page.

Instead of displaying the typical "Goooooooogle", the bottom of the search page changes to "Gooooooool".

And when users click on the tenth letter "o", an animation will be triggered scoring a goal over a goal.


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