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“He created football in the USA”: Pelé, football pioneer and rock star in New York


Pelé, who died on Thursday, had played at the end of his career, from 1975 to 1977, in the United States. With a record contract at the time, my

All his life, Pelé had two loves: Santos and New York.

This is where he ended his career, at the New York Cosmos, from 1975 to 1977, after having spent his entire career in his training club.

Three seasons in the form of a farewell tour.

He continued to break records there: spectators (77,691 people on August 14, 1977 at Giants Stadium) more than goals (“only” 37 in 64 games).

Above all, he popularized football in a country that until then had been totally foreign to it.

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Source: leparis

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