The truth about the 82-year-old Brazilian legend Pele
Since Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have recently dominated the field of play with their successes, their millions of fans have grown restless and want to see their heroes take on another realm: time. Messi is superior to all others. Unfortunately, oftentimes, honoring one of those true icons of the most widely watched sport in the world means demeaning the accomplishments of another. The battleground is social media. Most people who witnessed the Brazilian’s brilliance are blissfully unaware of the mockery being directed at him. His scoring record has come to be associated with hyperbole, and the remote time period in which he appeared is sometimes cited as a cause to doubt his claim to be the best.
As England attempts to apply more pressure.
More than any other aspect of Pele’s record, this one particular detail has drawn ridicule. Once it was playfully suggested in a Guardian story that the total “famously comprises goals scored while he was daydreaming in the bath.” Some would even joke that the 1,281 goals that FIFA ultimately recognised included his overhead kick in the movie Escape to Victory. The Guinness Book of Records accepts 526 goals scored in unofficial friendlies and tour games as the total. The inflated figure should not, however, obscure the truth. Pele’s record in official matches still stands at well over 700 goals, even before we address the nuances of the debate regarding these so-called friendlies, which we shall do later.
Despite disagreements about specifics and the relative qualities of the Sao Paulo state league, everyone must concede that Pele scored an incredible quantity of goals. The Brazilian league was perhaps the toughest domestic competition in the world when Santos won the national championship for the first time in 1961, a trophy they would go on to win for five straight years. It undoubtedly included some of the most well-known players in the sport. The entire 1958 World Cup-winning team had been stationed in Brazil, and while some of the stars, including Jose Altafina, had now left the nation, the entire 1962 World Cup-winning team was also there. Furthermore, Santos did not have a monopoly.
Ronaldo of Brazil supports France at the World Cup.
Everyone must agree that Pele scored an incredible quantity of goals despite disagreements over specifics and the relative merits of the Sao Paulo state league. The Brazilian league was perhaps the toughest domestic competition in the world in 1961, when Santos won the national championship for the first time, a title they would go on to win for five years straight. And the entire 1962 World Cup-winning team was also there. despite the fact that several of the stars, like Jose Altafina, had left the country in the intervening years. Santos did not also own the monopoly.
In the 1964 championship game versus Flamengo, Pele once again scored three goals. He scored once more in 1965. Over the course of those five years. Pele scored 13 goals in 11 championship games. It may seem that scoring was simpler during these playoffs because of Pele’s incredible goal total, but that is a trap to avoid. After all. No one else is currently entering those digits. Pele was the only person using those numbers at the time.
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The average number of goals scored each game during the 1961–1980 Brazilian National Championship He scored three goals in Santos’ 5-2 second-leg victory at the Estadio da Luz, outshining local hero Eusebio while already having two goals in a 3-2 victory at the Maracana. Pele even nutmegged the pretender from Portugal to drive the point home by dueling other opponents to set up another goal for his team. Costa Pereira, the Benfica goalkeeper, encapsulated the atmosphere in Lisbon following He described his interaction with Pele by saying, “I came trying to stop a great man.”