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Pelé Obituary

Pelé Obituary


Pele’s signature

Pelé, aka Edson Arantes do Nascimento, became widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. 

Pelé wearing the Cosmos‘ No. 10. The number was retired in his honor.

Moreover takes credit with helping to popularize soccer in the United States. Furthermore, was named the “Athlete of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee.

There are several reasons why Pelé became such a legend. 

Pelé – 1997
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Pelé signing a football for U.S. President Richard Nixon. At the White House in 1973. Moreover, two years before joining the New York Cosmos

One reason was his exceptional technical skills.

Pelé was known for his dribbling ability and his ability to control the ball with both his feet.

In addition, an excellent passer and had a powerful shot.

Pelé entering the field to play his first game with the Cosmos. 15 June 1975

Another reason for Pelé’s success was his exceptional physical abilities. Furthermore, known for his speed, strength, and agility on the field, which allowed him to outmaneuver and outrun opponents.

Pelé (number 10). Dribbles past three Swedish players at the 1958 World Cup

In addition, Pelé also became known for his excellent endurance.

An endurance that allowed him to play at a high level for 90 minutes.

Pelé being held aloft after winning the 1970 World Cup Final. He is the only player to win three World Cups.
Pelé’s mental strength became a key factor in his success.
Pelé in 1962, by then rated the best player in the world

Known for his calm demeanor and his ability to stay focused under pressure. He was able to maintain his concentration and make good decisions even when faced with difficult situations on the field.

Pelé dribbling past a defender while playing for Brazil, May 1960

Finally, Pelé had a strong work ethic and commitment to constantly improving his skills.

1969 Brazil postage stamp moreover commemorating Pelé’s landmark 1,000th goal

addition, known for his dedication to training and his willingness to put in the hard work necessary to succeed.

Pelé pictured before facing Boca Juniors in the second leg of 1963 Copa Libertadores Finals. At La Bombonera in Buenos Aires. In addition, he is the all-time leading goalscorer for Santos FC.

In conclusion, Pele was an exceptional soccer player due to a combination of his:

  • Firstly, technical skills
  • Secondly, physical abilities
  • Thirdly, mental strength
  • Lastly, work ethic
Pelé with Bill Clinton – 1997

In conclusion, his contributions to the sport of soccer are immeasurable!

17-year-old Pelé cries on the shoulder of goalkeeper Gilmar. After Brazil won the 1958 World Cup Final

And lastly he will always be remembered as one of the greatest players in the history of the game.

Pelé, Milan in 1963
Cubs Assistant General Manager Dr. Ehsan Bokhari
Pelé Obituary