Due to a serious illness that had afflicted him for some time, Pelé died surrounded by the affection of his loved ones, family and close friends in São Paulo. But the name of Edson Arantes do Nascimento will be immortalized in international soccer encyclopedias, as he is one of the greatest figures in the sport. For many, he was the best of all time. The concrete thing is that a series of records accredit it like this. These marks are hardly reached by players who are currently active and also by new stars that emerge. His numbers are scary.
The goals that Pelé scored in Mexico 1970
The Brazilian star touched glory in Mexico 70 ‘and became the only footballer to win the world title on three different occasions
1. THE ONE WHO WON THE MOST WORLD CUP
With the three World Cups that Pelé won in Sweden in 1958, Chile in 1962 and Mexico in 1970, he became practically unattainable for any footballer. Some of his compatriots fell below his line with two stars, such as Garrincha, Gilmar dos Santos Neves, Djalma Santos, Zózimo, Nilton Santos, Mauro Ramos, Zito, Didí, Zagallo, Vavá, Pepe (1958-1962), Cafu, Ronaldo (1994-2002). In addition, the Italians Giuseppe Meazza, Giovanni Ferrari, Guido Masetti and Eraldo Monzeglio (1934-1938) and the Argentine Daniel Passarella (1978-1986).
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2. THE ONE WHO SCORED THE MOST GOALS
Although this is one of the records that generates the most controversy, oh king He is considered in Brazil as the top scorer in soccer history with 1,282 goals converted in a total of 1,363 games. This brand was endorsed by the Guinness Book of Records. Far below, are Cristiano Ronaldo (37 years old) with 819 goals, and Lionel Messi (35 years old), with 793.
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3. THE BRAZILIAN WITH THE MOST GOALS FOR HIS NATIONAL TEAM
In Brazil there are also internal disputes over the brand that Pelé holds as the top scorer in the history of his national team. The Brazilian Football Confederation registers 95 goals in 92 games, while Neymar – still in force – follows him with 77. According to the numbers handled by FIFA, the two stars who shared colors in Santos and Scratch, are equal in 77 .
4. THE FOOTBALLER WITH THE MOST HATTRICKS
The absolute owner of the highest triplet mark is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, who throughout his career has registered no less than 92 (that is, 276 hattrick goals). Far away, and in the twilight of his career, is Cristiano Ronaldo, with 60.
5. THE YOUNGEST TO WIN A WORLD CUP
Pelé holds the record for the youngest footballer to win a World Cup: he lifted the Jules Rimet Cup at just 17 years and 249 days. His compatriot Ronaldo Nazário, who did not play minutes in the 1994 World Cup in the United States, caressed the trophy at the age of 17 years and 302 days. The French Kylian Mbappé was able to achieve it in Russia 2018 with 19 and a half years.
6. THE YOUNGEST TO CONVERT IN A FINAL OF A WORLD CUP
The same day he lifted his first World Cup, Pelé set another record by being the youngest footballer in history to score in a final. At the Rasunda stadium (Solna, Sweden), Edson Arantes do Nascimento scored a double in the 5-2 win for Brazil against the local team. The other goals were scored by Vavá -2- and Zagallo (Liedholm and Simonsson converted for the host country). However, the youngest player to score at a World Cup is still Northern Ireland’s Norman Whiteside, who netted against Yugoslavia in Spain 1982.