On November 19, 1969, on the stage of the phases, the Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, the man chosen by many as the greatest participant of the twentieth century reached the legendary thousandth goal of his profession.
From the penalty spot, the ‘king’ beat goalkeeper Andrada and immortalized the second, in entrance of 65,157 spectators, in a match that counted for the Silver Cup/Roberto Gomes Pedrosa Tournament, a contest that forward of the Brazilian championship.
Pelé arrived at the assembly with 999 targets and had to wait till virtually the finish to make history: “In 34 minutes [da segunda parte], penalty for Santos. The Maracanã echoed with one voice ‘Pelé’, ‘Pelé’, ‘Pelé'”.
The story, citing the ‘Canarian’ newspapers of the time, was advised by Santos, throughout the fiftieth anniversary of the feat, and additionally reported the silence of the Maracanã whereas the ‘king’ adjusted the ball to rating the punishment.
Then 29 years outdated and nonetheless ‘solely’ two-time world champion, Pelé didn’t fail and, “at 23:17 on November 19, 1969”, he wrote a web page that “will without end be marked in history of history”, leaving his shoulders, with the ‘mythological’ ball in his palms.
The story actually occurred, it isn’t a legend, and the data, though not coincidental, present that the Brazilian ended his profession with virtually 1,300 targets – extra exactly between 1,279 and 1,284, in accordance to numerous publications.
In the Guinness World Records, the document is 1,283 targets, in 1,363 video games, between September 7, 1956 and October 1, 1977, and the Brazilian solely acquired a person certificates on October 30, 2013, per week after 73 years.
However, Pelé’s common targets embody all types of ‘pleasant’ video games the place the greatest scorer in the history of the Brazilian soccer staff has gained.
The record consists of all kinds of pleasant matches, specifically tribute, charity, ‘star’ matches, staff picks with golf equipment, tournaments, regional or army picks, on the whole extra greater than 500 unofficial targets.
In phrases of ‘severe’ video games, Pelé continued to boast spectacular numbers in phrases of targets, however by no means reached 1,000 – with, in accordance to the most dependable accounts, 767, out of 831 matches.
Most of them had been obtained in the service of Santos, a complete of 643, between 1957 and 1974, with a weight of seven in the Intercontinental Cup, 5 of them from the two-time European champion Benfica, in 1962, and the 16 from the Libertadores Cup.
He is the greatest scorer in the history of the ‘peixe’ and additionally of the Brazilian nationwide staff, with 77 targets in 92 video games, together with 12 in the World Cup, which he gained in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and eight in the solely Copa America the place he participated (1959) – in the Mundial2022, it was achieved by Neymar, who additionally reached 77 targets.
The relaxation of his targets had been scored by Cosmos de New York, an American membership that he represented between 1974 and 1977, scoring 37 occasions, till he left soccer on October 1, 1977, and the state groups and army (10 targets).
These are the numbers of official matches, however virtually 1,300 targets and that evening when he reached the thousandth is the legacy of Pelé and the history of the sport, it is a vital half of the ‘legend’ of the one whom virtually everybody calls ‘king. ‘ in soccer.
Pelé, born on October 23, 1940 in the city of Três Corações, in Minas Gerais, is the solely soccer participant to be thrice world champion, in 1958, 1962 and 1970, scoring 77 targets in 92 caps for the Brazilian nationwide staff and performs for the Brazilian membership Santos and Cosmos, from the United States.
He was additionally the Minister of Sport in the authorities of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, between 1995 and 1998 and was elected sportsman of the century by the International Olympic Committee (1999) and footballer of the century by FIFA (2000).