South American soccer idol Edson Arantes do Nascimento--known to the world as Pele--was mobbed by enthusiastic North American fans on Tuesday (September 15) after his Brazilian club Santos hammered a U.
TV Pele, No. 10 (in all white) on field during match
LV Pele pushes lob down wing
LV Midfield play, ball to Pele who shoots but misses, whistle ends game, crowds onto fields and mob Pele
SV Spectators cheer
SCU Pele interviewed in dressing room (SPANISH SOUND ON FILM, ENGLISH TRANSLATION) shakes hands, leaves room and is mobbed by crowd (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: INTERPRETER: "He is happy when he assists his team to score a goal. But he is more happy when his team wins a game...wins the game."
PELE (to newsmen): "Thank you very much."
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Background: South American soccer idol Edson Arantes do Nascimento--known to the world as Pele--was mobbed by enthusiastic North American fans on Tuesday (September 15) after his Brazilian club Santos hammered a U.S. All stars team to a 4-3 defeat.
The stadium in Chicago was packed with fans who had simply come to see Pele, the man who has scored more than a thousand goals and whose annual income from soccer alone is estimated at over 600,000 dollars (GBP250,000 sterling).
But despite several fierce shots at goal, Pele was unable to score in this match. Afterwards, when asked if he was disappointed not to add to his thousand-goal tally, Pele replied through an interpreter that he was always delighted to score goals but added that he had a more important task: