• Short Summary

    BRAZIL'S FOOTBALL IDOL, PELE, CELEBRATED HIS 28TH BIRTHDAY ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) AND WAS FETED AT A HUGE BIRTHDAY PARTY ARRANGED IN HIS HONOUR AT PORTO ALEGRE, IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL.

  • Description

    BRAZIL'S FOOTBALL IDOL, PELE, CELEBRATED HIS 28TH BIRTHDAY ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) AND WAS FETED AT A HUGE BIRTHDAY PARTY ARRANGED IN HIS HONOUR AT PORTO ALEGRE, IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL. HE ALSO CELEBRATED THE DAY BY SCORING THE FINAL GOAL FOR HIS TEAM SANTOS, IN THEIR 3-1 DEFEAT OF THEIR OPPONENTS, INTERNATIONAL. A HUGE CROWD HELPED THE WORLD-RENOWNED FOOTBALLER ENJOY HIS PARTY AND SHOWERED HIM WITH PRESENTS.

    PELE, WHOSE REAL NAME IS EDSON ARANTES DO NASCIMENTO, WAS BORN IN 1940 IN THE VILLAGE OF TRES CORACOES, IN BRAZIL, AND GREW UP NEAR THERE.

    HE BEGAN PLAYING FOOTBALL VERY EARLY AND JOINED SANTOS AS A 15-YEAR-OLD. AT THE AGE OF 17, HE STARRED IN BRAZIL'S WORLD CUP VICTORY IN SWEDEN.

    HIS POPULARITY WAS EVIDENT EARLY IN HIS CAREER AND BY THE TIME HE WAS 22 HE HAD WATCHED HIS FOOTBALL PROWESS WITH BUSINESS ABILITY AND OWNED EIGHT HOUSES AND BANK ACCOUNT OF MORE THAN GBP80,000 STERLING.

    NICK-NAMED THE "BLACK PEARL", HE IS MARRIED AND HAS A YOUNG DAUGHTER.

    THE CAKE MADE SPECIALLY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY TOOK EIGHT PEOPLE THREE DAYS TO PREPARE AND BAKE. IT WEIGHED 880 POUNDS (400 KILOS). AFTER THE PARTY, PELE DONATED IT TO AN ORPHANAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95PZ7XEY7GMIATBRPSMVRPWMT
    Media URN:
    VLVA95PZ7XEY7GMIATBRPSMVRPWMT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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