The leader of the Samba boys.

The leader of the Samba boys.

It is 1970. For the first time people all over the world are watching for the World Cup for the first time in colour. One team is a revelation; they play the game with a fluid passing attacking style where individual talent and skill still has room to flourish. Not only that they play in a stunning sunshine yellow gold and dark blue kit that just seems to match this flamboyant play. They were Brazil but in this team of brilliance there was one that stood out he was Edson Arantes do Nacimento but he is better known as just Pele. He is considered to be one the, if not the most, best and naturally gifted players the game has ever seen. Discount Football Kits are important, it certainly frames Pele achievements and a trip to a company like https://www.kitking.co.uk/ would be a good start for yours and your team’s needs.

In Brazil football is a near religion. Your team and the national team are a source of pride and passion. The game is played everywhere, on the beaches of Rio, the rainforest around Brasilia and the favelas of Sao Paulo. It was here that the Pele was born and would play. His father was a player for Fluminense but they did not command the riches that modern players can expect. Pele’s family could not afford a football and he would play with a stuffed sock or a grapefruit.  While this may not be regulation choice for training it certainly seemed to do the trick. He also played indoor football. This was fast and required quick reaction times, Pele excelled and his team won many championships.

The leader of the Samba boys.

At just 15 he was taken to play for Santos, a major club based outside of Sao Paulo. His local coach told the owners that they had the greatest footballer ever on their books. He did not disappoint scoring on his debut, at 15, in a rout of Corinthians at the end of the season.

He was back in the side full time come the new one at the age of only 16. Ten months later he was in the National side and went on to play in the 1958, 1962, 1966, and the 1970 world cups winning 3 of them. He was constantly sought after by rich European clubs but he never left Santos despite the huge amounts of money offered to him. He was even made a National Treasure in 1961 by the Brazilian Government so that he could never leave!

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