Brazil October 23, 1940, born with the name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known by the name Pale the Brazilian Football Legend. The departure of the legend that gave deep sorrow to the world of football. Achievements and a good person, now Pele is gone. Pelé has died at the age of 82. Pelé passed away after a long battle with cancer. In recent years, Pelé has had a number of health problems. He appeared briefly at the 2018 World Cup in a wheelchair but had to be rushed to hospital after the tournament due to exhaustion. After that, Pele continued to be treated by doctors. He also underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his colon in September 2021. However, at the end of 2022, Pelé was again hospitalized. This time, Pelé’s condition did not improve immediately. Yesterday, right in the middle of the 2022 World Cup finals, information emerged that Pele was no longer using medical support devices.
On Thursday 29 December 2022 local time, Pelé is said to have died (1940 – 2022) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pelé’s death message was first delivered via his official Twitter account @Pele. The girl reportedly participated in the operation of the social networking account and chose to convey Pele’s sad news through the channel.
“Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé, who died peacefully today. Love, love and love, forever.”
Pele also won the Top Scorer title six times in various events. In 1975, he decided to pursue his career in the United States League with the New York Cosmos and won the NASL Soccer Bowl. His glorious career at the club also penetrated into the Brazilian national team. Pelé won three World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He won the 1958 World Cup at the age of 17 years and 249 days. This makes Pele the youngest player to win the prestigious football event every four years so far. In the final match of this edition, he also contributed a brace, aka two goals, which helped Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 on aggregate.
Furthermore, Pele remains the all-time leading scorer of the Brazilian national team with 77 goals in 92 matches. He is also the top scorer in the World Cup with 10 assists. Even more complete when he became the youngest goalscorer and hat-trick at the four-year-old football party.
What are some interesting facts from the legend?
- Top hat trick scorer
- Born in a small town
- International debut
- Scorer of 1000 goals
- The only three-time world cup winner.
- Never joined a European club
- Has a collection of many individual titles as a footballer.
The unique fact behind the name Pele that we know so far, the legend was not born with the real name Pele. But there are unique facts behind it, what are those interesting facts? The name Pelé has a deep meaning to him. The name Pele came from a joke a friend made because he couldn’t pronounce the name of the Brazilian goalkeeper named Bile. Pele even mentions Bile’s name as Pele. Finally his friends in the Brazilian national team called him Pelé. Becoming the legend, will the legend be reborn, will anyone be able to match the achievements that the legend has made?
There are no memories of Pele’s career in Europe, it turns out that this is the reason
Sad news coming from Brazil. Pele, one of the legendary football players in the country of Samba who has gone worldwide, has passed away. Pele died on 29/12/2022 in hospital due to colon cancer which he had been suffering from for the last few years. Throughout his 82 years of life, Pele was known as a consistent football player. Many people have questioned Pele’s European career.
Pele has a very long gold record while grazing on the gridiron. In the past, Pele’s emergence was an extraordinary phenomenon in Brazilian football. Starting his debut at the age of 15 at Santos, he then managed to join the senior Brazilian national team when he was only 16 years old. The extraordinary performance he showed when strengthening Brazil in the 1958 World Cup marked the beginning of a big leap in Pele’s career. Since then, Pele’s name has gone global and is known to many people.
Not Interested in Joining European Clubs
As a phenomenal player, Pele’s popularity made him approach many opportunities. Various noble international offers to arrive. One of the golden opportunities that approached him was a proposal to play in a European club. But until the end of his life, the proposal was never reciprocated. Pele is consistent with his stance not to go to Europe.
Even though his name continues to soar high, Pele does not want to move from Brazil. Throughout Pele’s career, there were no memories between him and clubs from Europe. This made him remembered as one of the few top players in the world who never had a career in the UEFA federation.
Pele’s refusal to join Europe’s elite club is a rare decision. Even though since the Pele era until today, playing in the big European leagues has been the dream of almost every football athlete, including those from America. But that never made him regret.
One European club that really coveted Pele is Real Madrid. Madrid had competed with Valencia and Manchester United in order to hook Pele. Pele said that he was close to signing contracts with Napoli and Real Madrid. However, due to several reasons, the deal was finally canceled at the last second.
Why didn’t Pele want to join a European club?
Pele’s career is a symbol of loyalty in the world of football. This seems very appropriate and not overly pinned on him considering the star’s big contribution in Brazilian football. Pele could have gone to Europe at any time during his golden age. However, in the name of loyalty he chose not to.
One of the reasons Pele was reluctant to join Europe was the strong bond he has with Santos and the fans. Throughout his life, Pele has only ever played for two clubs, namely Santos and Cosmos in the United States. For Pele, playing for Santos, who at that time was one of the strongest clubs in Brazil, was enough. He was no longer interested in migrating to Europe.
The unique story about Pele and the European league was revealed by Massimo Moratti, former Inter Milan manager. In the past, Inter Milan was one of the teams that really wanted to bring Pele to Europe. After going through long negotiations, they managed to get Pele in 1958. However, the agreement was soon canceled. The Santos fans went berserk and revolted. In the end, the signed contract was not registered. Pele decided not to go anywhere. He did not want to disappoint the Santos militant supporters who loved him so much.
“I have never made playing outside of Brazil a priority and am already happy at Santos. I had the best years of my career and life there for 20 years. There were many other offers but I was happy and well where I was at the time.” Pele said.