On a day like today, 63 years ago, Pelé made his debut for the Brazilian team

The romance between Edson Arantes do Nascimiento “Pelé” and “Canarinha” began on July 7, 1957, before the always difficult Argentina, in the context of the already forgotten Copa Roca, which was disputed at the time. The “verdeamarela” would be defeated by 2 to 1. However, the particular thing would be the debut of a 16-year-old, who would later leave the world stunned thanks to his talent with the ball.

After seeing the first 45 minutes from the bench, Pelé entered and managed to tie the score; however, he could not avoid the defeat of his national team. A year earlier, “La Perla Negra” had debuted as a professional at Santos, the club of his loves; Thus becoming the youngest player to debut in Brazil. His conditions were so good that he immediately caught the attention of the senior team and, after his debut, he was summoned to the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, where, in addition to becoming the revelation player of the tournament and forming an unstoppable duo with Garrincha, managed to give the first world title to his team.

Throughout his career, Pelé conquered 3 World Cups, playing 14 games in these appointments and scoring 12 goals. Overall, he is the all-time top scorer for his team, scoring 77 goals in 92 games. He walked his football through Santos and the New York Cosmos. Counting all these periods, Pelé came to play 1,351 games scoring 1,284 goals.

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