5 Unbreakable Records of Pele: The Legendary Footballer dies at 82
The whole world is saddened by the death of Pele, the football legend. His family confirmed his demise on 29 Dec on Thursday. Although he is gone but his legacy will be remembered forever. There is no doubt that the Brazilian football legend was one of the most accomplished and celebrated footballers of all time. With an impressive array of records and accolades, Pele’s football career is definitely one for the history books.
Today, in this article, we will look at the impressive legacy and unbreakable records of Pele that he has left behind. Redirect from here if you are in a hurry to get mesmerised by his Unbreakable Records.
Introduction to Pele, including his childhood and early soccer career
Pele was born on October 23, 1940, in Tres Coracoes, Brazil. He began playing soccer at an early age, and by the time he was a teenager, he was one of the country’s best players. In 1957, at the age of 17, he was signed by the Brazilian club Santos. He played for Santos for the next 20 years, becoming one of the most successful players in history. In 1970, he led Brazil to a World Cup championship, and was named the tournament’s most valuable player. He retired from professional soccer in 1977, but has continued to be involved in the sport as a coach and ambassador.
Pele’s time with Santos and his record-breaking move to USA
Pelé’s time with Santos was a very successful one. He helped the team win three consecutive Campeonato Paulista championships, and was the top scorer in all of Brazil in 1959. Later in his career he was offered a record-breaking move to Europe, but he rejected and instead joined the New York Cosmos, an American football club. Pelé’s time in America was not as successful as his time with Santos, as he was way past his prime when he joined the club but he still managed to make a significant impact.
Pele’s successes with Brazil and his legendary World Cup performancesEmbed from Getty Images
Pele is one of the most successful footballers in history, with a trophy cabinet that any player would be envious of. He was a part of the Brazilian national team that won three World Cups (1958, 1962, 1970), and was also the top goalscorer in the tournament on two occasions (1958 and 1970). He was also voted FIFA player of the century in 2000, and is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.
Pele’s World Cup performances are some of the most legendary in history. In the 1958 World Cup, he was just 17 years old and was already one of the stars of the Brazilian team. He scored two goals in the final against Sweden, helping Brazil to win their first World Cup. He was also voted player of the tournament.
In the 1962 World Cup, Pele was once again one of the stars of the Brazilian team. He helped them win their second world cup, scoring one goal along the way.
Pele’s best World Cup performance came in 1970, when he was aged 29. He was captain of the Brazilian team and led them to victory, scoring once in the final against Italy. He was also named player of the tournament and is considered to be one of the best players in World Cup history.
Pele’s later career, including his ambassador roles
Pele’s later career was just as impressive as his early years. He continued to play for Brazil until 1971, and then played for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League until his retirement in 1977.
Pele was an ambassador for soccer throughout the world, spreading the love of the game to new audiences. He was inducted into the World Soccer Hall of Fame in 1993, and the International Football Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2009, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Olympic Committee.
Pele’s legacy continues to live on, and he is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, soccer is now one of the most popular sports in the world.
5 Unbreakable Records of Pele
There are many records to his name. But today let’s look at the 5 world records that are almost impossible to break. Here are 5 famous Pele records:Embed from Getty Images
1) Most World Cup titles by a player – Pele (3)
The legendary footballer was part of every single title triumph of Brazil between 1958 to 1970 and is the only player in history to win three World Cup titles. While winning a single world cup is a dream to every football player around the world, Pele won three. This record will stay for a long time for us to only embrace and remember the great Pele.
2) Most Hatrick in football – 92 Hatricks
A hatrick is an amazing feat in football and the great Pele had scored an amazing 92 hatricks in his career. This record looks impossible to break for the time being. The person who is second to Pele in scoring hatricks is the legend of our era Cristiano Ronaldo himself who has scored a total of 60 hatricks which is still far behind Pele’s 92. So no one comes even close for beating this record.
3) Total number of goals scored (both official and non-official) – 1283 goals
Pele scored a mesmerising 1283 goals in his career both official and non official. Ronaldo might have broken his record for most number of official games but considering both official and non official goals, Pele’s record still stands tall.
4) Most Assists in a single world cup competition – 7 assists (1970)
He assisted in 7 goals in world cup of 1970 which makes him the only person to do so. He also scored 4 goals for Brazil that year apart from his assists. He also holds the record of most assists in world cups combined (10) out of which 7 were in 1970.
5) Youngest player to win the world cup (aged 17)
Pele didn’t only win the world cup three times but also won it being the youngest player ever to do so. In 1958, he was just 17 when he was named in the world cup squad of Brazil. Although after Pele there have been several other younger player to take part in the competition but none of them ever won it.
Final thoughts on Pele’s incredible life
Pele’s life was an incredible journey that inspired people all around the world. Though he is no longer with us, his legacy will continue to live on. Pele was a symbol of hope and resilience, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Take a look at FIFA’s Tribute to Pele as Pele dies aged 82.
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