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Subject: Phys. Ed.: Recreation & Sports

The Biographies Series: Sports

4 of 51 programs from The Biographies Series, which offer in-depth and personal studies of celebrated people in Sports. Other focus areas in the series include: History; Literature; Performing Arts; Click for more

Pele: The King of Soccer (Football)

Pele: The King of Soccer (Football)

Outside of the United States and Canada, soccer is called football. And in Brazil, which is synonymous with this world game, it is this country's passion that has produced some of the world's best players, one of whom is known as the "King of Football" or "King of Soccer," Pele. At the age of 17, Pele joined Brazil's World Cup team, fulfilling a promise made to his father to win a World Cup for him. He starred until 1966, when an injured Pele swore he would not play in another World Cup after allegations of cheating. Meanwhile, Pele's club "Santos" played exhibition matches around the world during breaks in the season, and in 1969 Pele scored his millionth goal in a game against Argentina. Crowds swarmed onto the field as history was made, and from then on Brazilians have been known to reminisce about where they were when Pele scored the "Mallisima." Produced by Switch International. 2013 JSCA 60 min.

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