The ‘King’ is gone but his legacy will be eternal. Guilty of marking an entire generation and forever changing the history of football, Pelé is considered by many to be the greatest of all time. In a life dedicated practically body and soul to the team of his loves, the Brazilian Santos, the ’10′ took the name of the club to eternal glory. The child prodigy made his debut at just 15 years old, stayed there until he was 33 and, on that journey, he became a legend by raising 12 national championships and two Copa Libertadores.
Thus and after leaving his eternal imprint on the Saints, Pelé went to the New York Cosmos, where, after a 21-year professional career, he decided to hang up his boots. Along the way, 1,283 goals, 95 matches with Brazil and, above all, the conquest of three World Cups. A unique milestone in history. Therefore, the ’10’ was and is unrepeatable. With his goodbye, the international press has paid tribute to the myth. “Pelé was all football”“Pelé was better than Messi, Maradona and Ronaldo together” or “The King is immortal”were some of the big headlines.