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