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Pele Birthday Special: The 1958 Column By Nelson Rodrigues Which Announced The Arrival Of 'The King'

This column was published in the now defunct newspaper Manchete Esportiva on February 26, 1958 just before the World Cup. It was the first time someone compared Pele to a king. Nelson Rodrigues was the most important sportswriter in the history of Brazil. He was known for his exaggerations. He used to choose a "personality of the week" to write about. He chose Pele for this one after he scored four goals in Santos' 5-3 victory over America...

My pesonality of the week: Pele

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kulka2233d ago

Long live the king of the game