• Short Summary

    PELE, THE EBONY IDOL OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL, FINALLY SCORED HIS THOUSANDTH GOAL IN A CARNIVAL-STYLE MATCH IN RIO DE JANEIRO ON WEDNESDAY AND SENT MILLIONS OF FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DELIRIOUS WITH JOY.

  • Description

    PELE, THE EBONY IDOL OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL, FINALLY SCORED HIS THOUSANDTH GOAL IN A CARNIVAL-STYLE MATCH IN RIO DE JANEIRO ON WEDNESDAY AND SENT MILLIONS OF FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DELIRIOUS WITH JOY.

    HUNDREDS OF SPECTATORS SWARMED ONTO THE PITCH AT THE GIANT MARACANA STADIUM WHEN THE "KING" CLIMAXED AN EXTRAORDINARY 12-YEAR CAREER WITH A LOW PENALTY SHOT.

    THE REFEREE STOPPED THE MATCH WHILE THE 28-YEAR-OLD PELE, WHOSE REAL NAME IS EDSON ARANTES DO NASCIMENTO -- WAS CARRIED SHOULDER HIGH, CRYING WITH EMOTION, BY HIS ADORING FANS.

    THE ELUSIVE 1,000TH GOAL CAME IN THE 78TH MINUTE TO CLINCH THE MATCH 2-1 FOR PELE'S TEAM SANTOS AGAINST THE HOME SIDE VASCO DA GAMA.

    EARLIER IT LOOKED AS IF PELE'S MAGIC "MILESIMO" WOULD BE BEATEN BY THE FINAL WHISTLE. IN THE FIRST HALF HE CAME AGONIZINGLY CLOSE WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE SHOTS -- THE FIRST HIT VASCO'S GOALKEEPER ANDRADA, THE SECOND A GOALPOST AND THE THIRD FLEW WIDE OF THE NET.

    PELE -- FEVERISHLY MARKED BY THE TOUGH VASCO DEFENCE -- WAS TRIPPED INTO HIS LONG-AWAITED MOMENT OF PERSONAL TRIUMPH A MERE 12 MINUTES FROM THE FINAL WHISTLE WHILE DRIBBLING THE BALL TOWARDS THE HOME TEAM'S GOAL.

    THE KICK-OFF IN MARACANA STADIUM, SHRINE OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL, WAS DELAYED FOR NEARLY 30 MINUTES BY PRE-MATCH CEREMONIES HONOURING PELE.

    THE 75,157 SPECTATORS HUDDLED BEHIND THE VASCO NET IN THE FIRST HALF THEN SHUFFLED AROUND TO THE OTHER GOAL FOR THE SECOND HOPING TO SEE HIM SCORE THE HISTORIC GOAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA42FJCU8Q3G4B2AEJIC446JXJI
    Media URN:
    VLVA42FJCU8Q3G4B2AEJIC446JXJI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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