Monday, July 7, 2014

Pele: The Greatest Soccer Player In History...





...The Greatest Soccer Player In History...

Rolex Super-Coolness

Pelé
The King Of Football

Gets A Kick Out Of 5 Decades Of Wearing Rolex

Since we are heading into the Finals for the FIFA World cup, and tomorrow we will be seeing Brazil compete against Germany, I thought I would share this story of the greatest soccer player in history, who just happens to be from Brazil. Pelé remains to date the only soccer player that has won the World Cup three times! 



In the world of Sports, there are players who are considered to be the best in history. In basketball we have Michael Jordan, who has also been a lifetime Rolex man; and in the world of soccer, Pelé is considered to be the all-time best. Pele has worn his trademark yellow-gold Rolex Day-Date for decades, as seen in this recent photo.

Pelé was born Edison "Edson" Arantes so Nascimento in October of 1940 in Brazil. During his amazing career which ran from 1956 to 1974 he scored 760 official goals, and 541 in league championships, thus, making him the top scorer of all time!!! In his career Pelé scored a total of 1281 goals in 1363 games. Pelé began playing for Santos Futebol Clube in 1956, and stayed with them for almost two decades. In 1958, at 17 years of age, Pelé helped Brazil win its first World Cup. 



Pelé is widely considered to be not only the most famous soccer/football player in history, but also the best. To this day, Pelé is the winningest soccer player in FIFA World Cup history remaining the only player to have won 3 Wold Cup Winners' Medals (1958, 1962 and 1970). Pelé was also received a special recognition award from the FIFA World Cup for the title of "FIFA Player Of The Century."


Pelé is pictured below with David Beckham who is considered the greatest soccer player playing today. David Beckham is also a Rolex man and wears a Rolex DEEP-SEA.





Pelé's Amazing Career

Pelé was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil on October 21, 1940. Pelé's father was a soccer player and named oldest son after Thomas Edison. Edson was nicknamed Pelé when he was a young man, which was based upon his favorite soccer players name, who's nickname was Bilé.

Pelé was a young soccer prodigy and went on to become the greatest soccer player of the 20th Century!




Pelé Rolex and Brazil '66

48 years ago in 1966, in the vintage photos below, we see world-wide soccer superstar, Pelé wearing his Rolex Datejust. Pelé is most famous for wearing his trademark yellow gold Rolex Day-Date, but before he wore his Day-Date he wore a Rolex Datejust as seen in the two photos below.



For historical reference, it is interesting to note the Rolex watch
Pelé is wearing is the same one Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., wore in that same time in history. Bill Cosby was also wearing his Pepsi GMT Master, this same year on I Spy.


Pelé's Trademark Bicycle Kick

In the next two photos we see Pelé executing his famous trademark "Bicycle-Kick."












In this next photo we see Pele with Muhammad Ali in 1977 in New York. What a photo!!!


In the next two recent photos we see Pele sporting his Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date that he typically wears.

In the next photo below, we see the visible clasp on the back of the Rolex "President" bracelet, which likely means Pelé acquired and has been wearing this Rolex Day-Date since sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s!!!



Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust

In this next photo below, we see Pele wearing a stainless steel Rolex that appears to be a Datejust on an Oyster Bracelet.















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