Footballing Icons: PELE

The Brazilian forward amassed an incredible 1,279 goals in 1,363 games (including friendlies) during his career. At club level, Pele only played for two clubs during his 21 years as a professional footballer, Santos in Brazil and New York Cosmos in the USA where he won a combined 27 honours. At international level, Pelé still […]

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A Hitchhikers Guide to Away Days

New Year’s Day, 1980, my beloved Newcastle United take on Sunderland. No hangover for me as I’d just turned fourteen a few days before the big night. There was no public transport on, so me and my mate decided to walk to the Toon for the match. We didn’t have much choice really, as anyone […]

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Italy 3 Brazil 2

In the second round of the Espana 1982 World Cup, the Italians and Brazilians served up a classic match which the Azzurri won courtesy of a Paolo Rossi hat trick. The Italians guided by Enzo Bearzot went onto lift the World Cup for a third time after beating West Germany in the final.

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Pele #10

Pele opened the scoring for the Samba boys in the 1970 World Cup final. Brazil went on to beat Italy 4-1 to lift the Jules Rimet for the third time in their history. It would be Pele’s last World Cup.

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