• Short Summary

    BRAZILIAN SOCCER STAR PELE, WHO SCORED HIS 1,000TH GOAL IN A MATCH IN RIO DE JANEIRO LAST WEEK AND SENT MILLIONS OF FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DELIRIOUS WITH JOY, ATTENDED A RECEPTION IN HIS HONOUR IN BRAZILIA ON TUESDAY (25 NOVEMBER).

  • Description

    BRAZILIAN SOCCER STAR PELE, WHO SCORED HIS 1,000TH GOAL IN A MATCH IN RIO DE JANEIRO LAST WEEK AND SENT MILLIONS OF FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DELIRIOUS WITH JOY, ATTENDED A RECEPTION IN HIS HONOUR IN BRAZILIA ON TUESDAY (25 NOVEMBER).

    HE ARRIVED IN BRAZILIA IN THE PRESIDENT EMILIO MEDICI'S PRIVATE JET AND WAS WELCOMED BY THOUSANDS AT THE AIRPORT. HUGE CROWDS LINED THE MOTORCADE ROUTE TO GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS WHERE HE AUTOGRAPHED A FOOTBALL FOR THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION.

    LATER HE WAS RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT MEDICI AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND THE TWO MEN SPENT SOME TIME TOGETHER.

    PELE, WHO IS THE UNDISPUTED KING OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL, IS ALSO AN AMATEUR POET, COMPOSER, PAINTER AND ONE OF THE RICHEST MAN IN THE COUNTRY.

    NOW 28 AND A PROFESSIONAL FOR 12 YEARS, HE COMES FROM A HUMBLE PEASANT BACKGROUND. HE WAS BORN IN TRES CORACOES (THREE HEARTS) REGION OF CENTRAL BRAZIL.

    HE USED TO COLLECT PEANUTS WHICH FELL FROM FREIGHT TRAINS AND SELL THEM TO BUY JERSEYS FROM HIS BAREFOOT SOCCER TEAM IN BAURU.

    NOW HIS FACE APPEARS ON A UNPRECEDENTED SPECIALLY-ISSUED BRAZILIAN POSTAGE STAMP WITH HIS ARM WAVING AFTER HAVING SCORED A GOAL.

    IN SPITE OF HIS FAME HE REMAINS A SIMPLE MODEST MAN DEVOTED TO HIS WIFE, ROSEMARY, AND HIS DAUGHTER KELLY CHRISTINA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA33H2P91AMXPUN8692DVBJSVWW
    Media URN:
    VLVA33H2P91AMXPUN8692DVBJSVWW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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