fanny_keats (fanny_keats) wrote in ontd_football,
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Happy Birthday

 Pele is 70 years old today.



"I was born for soccer, just as Beethoven was born for music." Arrogant, pompous words. Except when they are spoken by Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian genius known throughout the football world as Pele.
A veteran of four World Cups, scorer of 1,283 first-class goals - 12 of them in World Cup final tournaments - a member of those magical Brazilian squads that won soccer's greatest prize in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

THE LAST GAME 


1958- the youngest player then to participate in a World Cup  


1960- THE FAMOUS BICYLE KICK 



1000 GOALS 

THE GREATEST GOAL EVER 




But just as a collection of notes do not make a Beethoven symphony, statistics cannot capture the majesty of those glorious Brazilian sides. This was football played to a samba beat. Beautiful skills, astonishing speed and ball control - and of all those great players in the yellow and green shirts, Pele was the greatest of them all.

WISH HIM !!!!


 
Tags: nt: brasil, pelé
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