Pele: The Apotheosis of Athleticism

Today is the birthday of Pele

Who afield could elude any melee.

Next to his name  a star's on his locker:

For being  the greatest to ever play soccer.

"I arrived hoping to stop a great man, but I went away convinced I had been undone by someone who was not born on the same planet as the rest of us.”
Costa Pereira on Benfica’s 5-2 loss to Santos in the 1962 Intercontinental Cup in Lisbon

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Malcolm Allison: “How do you spell Pele?” Pat Crerand: “Easy: G-O-D.” British television commentators during Mexico 1970

 

 

 

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