• Short Summary

    BRAZILIAN SOCCER STAR PELE NARROWLY FAILED TO MAKE FOOTBALLING HISTORY ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 16) BY BECOMING THE FIRST MAN TO SCORE 1,000 GOALS.

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    SALVADOR CITY; STADIUM; CROWDS; SANTOS SIDE POSING; PELE; PELE MOVES BALL DOWNFIELD; PELE SHOOTS IN GOALMOUTH SCRAMBLE; PELE SHOT SAVED BY GOALKEEPER; SANTOS BALA SCORES FROM PELE PASS (NATSOF).




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    SPORT: SOCCER
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    Background: BRAZILIAN SOCCER STAR PELE NARROWLY FAILED TO MAKE FOOTBALLING HISTORY ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 16) BY BECOMING THE FIRST MAN TO SCORE 1,000 GOALS.

    DESPITE SEVERAL SHOTS AT GOAL -- SOME OF THEM DESPERATELY CLOSE -- THE 28-YEAR-OLD SANTOS IDOL WAS UNABLE TO FIND THE SCORING TOUCH WHICH HAS ALREADY BROUGHT HIM 999 GOALS IN HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER. A TENSE 38,000 CROWD SAW THE SALVADOR SIDE, BAHIA, FORCE A 1 -1 DRAW AGAINST VISITING SANTOS.

    A CROWD OF 200,000 ARE EXPECTED TO PACK RIO DE JANEIRO'S GIANT MARACANA STADIUM TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY), WHEN SANTOS MEET THE VASCO DE GAMA SIDE -- AND PELE GETS A SECOND CHANCE TO SET UP THE 1,000 GOAL RECORD IN FRONT OF HIS HOME CROWD.

    AFTER SUNDAY'S GAME, PELE -- REAL NAME EDSON ARANTES DE NASCIMENTO -- SAID THAT HE MIGHT HAVE SCORED HIS HISTORIC GOAL ON TWO OR THREE OCCASIONS, BUT BAHIA GOALKEEPER JURANDIR HAD THWARTED HIM. "I DID EVERYTHING I COULD, BUT I COULDN'T MAKE IT.", HE ADDED.

    TWO DAYS PREVIOUSLY, PELE HAD NOTCHED HIS 999TH GOAL FROM A PENALTY DURING A FRIENDLY MATCH. BUT HE SHOWED CONSIDERABLE RELUCTANCE TO TAKE THE PENALTY, AND ENDED THE GAME REPLACING THE INJURED SANTOS 'KEEPER IN GOAL.'

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CZXV3BR2FEIT63FY8HP1E5U7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CZXV3BR2FEIT63FY8HP1E5U7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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