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PELE

Pele was the figurehead of a golden era for Brazilian football and he really had the lot.

He had touch, technique, all the talent in the world and he scored with the best header you are ever likely to see.

The first goal in that unbelievable 1970 World Cup final against Italy was pure genius. He hung in the air for about three days waiting for that ball to come down and when it did, the power he managed to get into the header was phenomenal.

No goalkeeper in the world would have saved it in my opinion.

Pele played in four World Cups and his playing record speaks for itself.

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Pele
Date of Birth:
23/10/1940
Country:
Brazil
World Cup Appearances:
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
Highlight:
Orchestrating Brazilís 1970 World Cup win
World Cup Goals:
12


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PelePele's role in Brazil's 1962 World Cup triumph was limited by injury. He missed most of his country's games, including the final against Czechoslovakia. Four years later, Pele was virtually kicked out of the tournament by some brutal defending.



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