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Retro: Never filmed, "the most beautiful goal" of Pelé reconstituted by the magic of the virtual


LE SCAN SPORT – Back to a masterpiece of "King Pelé" long forgotten, but which has been reconstructed in computer-generated images thanks to various testimonies, including that of the player.

We are on August 2, 1959, Pelé is only 18 years old.

But the Brazilian already scored one of his finest goals with his club Santos, against Atlético Juventus.

A brilliant goal that remained confidential and invisible for a long time since at the time no television camera could film it.

Finally, it is 55 years later, in 2014, after the collection of several testimonies including that of the player himself and thanks to technology, that this fantastic achievement of "King Pelé" was made visible in computer generated images.

A 3D reconstruction, meticulous and precise, made possible thanks to the magic of capture tools and virtual montages.

Or when technology is at the service of football history.

Four sombreros and a head shot

With his team already leading 3-0, the Brazilian legend offers a jewel to the privileged few present in the stadium, by scoring a sumptuous fourth goal.

Even stronger than his goal scored after a blow from the sombrero a year earlier, in the 1958 World Cup final, against Sweden with the Seleçao, this time Pelé, on receiving a center from Durval, chained three for eliminate opposing defenders.

The world champion does not stop there since he punctuates his acrobatic action with a fourth sombrero, after a control of the knee, which eliminates the goalkeeper and allows him to push the ball into the back of the net with a whim.

A genius move, once again.

Moreover, if among his 757 achievements in 812 matches, many were masterpieces, this goal remains, for "King Pelé",

Source: lefigaro

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