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An Evening with Pele - An Intimate Black Tie Gala with Brazil's National Treasure
Widely perceived to be the best football player of all time, Edson Arantes do Nascimnto - better known as Pele - is credited with associating the phrase 'the beautiful game' with football. The most successful goalscorer in world history, with no less than an astonishing 541 league goals to his name - and 1281 in all competitions - this skilled soccer star was at one time the best paid athlete in the world.
Although he retired in 1977, he is still hailed as the most accomplished footballer in history. To support the charity Football for Peace, this living legend comes to Britain for a series of prestigious black tie gala evenings, where he'll regale audiences with his astonishing stories and personal history. An amazing opportunity for football fans, we're sure you'll agree. Buy An Evening with Pele tickets now on StubHub UK.
An Evening with Pele - See 'The Executioner' Live in Person
As the son of prolific Fluminese footballer Dondinho, it's fair to say that Edson Arantes do Nascimnto was born with the beautiful game in his blood. Growing up in extreme poverty in Brazil in the '40s and '50s, he was a keen footballer from his very early years, although he was only allowed to play if he went to mass and remains a devout Catholic to this day.
When Edson was nine, Brazil lost the World Cup, an event that traumatized the nation. He promised his father that one day, he would win the biggest prize in international football. Given the nickname Pele in his schooldays, his amazing natural talent helped him attract the attention of Santos soccer club, and the first goal of his professional career arrived before he was even 16 years old. In 1958, he cemented himself as a superstar at 17 years of age with he scored three goals in the 5-2 World Cup semi-final against France. He then went on to score two of Brazil's five goals in the final against Sweden. The rest, they say, is history.
After playing for Brazil for two decades, the boy wonder helped the country claim three World Cup victories and was named Player of the Century by FIFA in 1999. There is a popular saying about the beautiful game: "In music there is Beethoven and the rest. In football there is Pele and the rest". Don't miss out on your chance to experience an intimate evening with this superstar sportsman � buy An Evening with Pele tickets now on StubHub UK.
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