Pele, the King of Soccer, is on a tour of the United States at the front of his Brazilian team--Santos.
GTV Pele being mobbed by crowd before game
GV Pele scores goal and is congratulated
GV Santos attack and goalkeeper parries Pele shot
GV Santos attack and Roberto Leao scores ZOOM BACK TO players congratulating Leao
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Background: Pele, the King of Soccer, is on a tour of the United States at the front of his Brazilian team--Santos. They are playing exhibition matches against local state teams. The final game was against the Chicago All-Stars at Soldier field--and the Brazilians won 5-1 with Pele scoring two goals and assisting in a third.
Chicago Goal-keeper Stan Fulton put up a good defence, but was not aided by his team.
Fourteen thousand fans turned out to cheer and mob 30-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento--better Known as Pele, who officially retired from international competition after playing his last match against Yugoslavia on June 18. We serviced this story under PROD. NO. 8232: BRAZIL - PELE, THE KING OF FOOTBALL, PLAYS HIS LAST INTERNATIONAL GAME.
In this friendly match against Chicago, "O Rei" (The King) showed the form which has kept him on top for 14 years and over more than 1,000 competitive matches. To avoid further mob scenes at the end of the game. Pele left the game 14 minutes before the end and disappeared into the locker rooms.