Pele revolutionized soccer in the United States as well. His time with the New York Cosmos changed soccer in one of the countries where he is less famous, but that did not prevent crowds watching him play.
Although it also stole the attention of other sports, such as the NFL. Being in New York, Pele also had contact with the Giants where they invited him to be a kicker, something that did not displease the King, but he had a conflict with kicking the ball out of the frame.
“One time, I was called up by the New York Giants to play kicker. I don’t think I got used to kicking the ball over the crossbar like they do,” Pele joked in an interview with the New York Post.
But his relationship with the NFL did not end there, because many years later the O’REI surrendered to one of the legends of American football, Tom Brady, to whom he sent a message prior to Super Bowl LV, when Tom Brady beat Kansas City with the Buccaneers.
A year later, that is, in February of this year. Pele appeared again on his social networks to dedicate an emotional message to Brady just the day he announced his retirement from the NFL, saying “My friend, Tom Brady, congratulations on your beautiful trip. You are a legend. As of today, an era in sport also ends.”
The message accompanied by a photo of Pele with Brady in 2013, when both were part of an advertising campaign and the Brazilian star can seen wearing an American helmet.
Pelé and Brady forged a friendship with Gisele Bündchen, who on countless occasions shared the stage with Pelé as ambassadors of Brazil.
Tom Brady sends message for Pele’s death
Before the news of the death of Pelé, Brady went out to his social networks to dedicate emotional message to Pelé in addition to remembering the moment in which both shared that advertising campaign.
Pele dies: Latest news LIVE, reactions, funerals, photos and videos at the moment
How about friends of MARCA Claro this Friday, December 30, 2022 we continue with the coverage of everything related to the death of Edson Arantes Do Nascimento ‘Pelé’, who died yesterday, Thursday, December 29, after a long fight against colon cancer that began to wear him down since September-October of last year.
Since yesterday, millions of people have mourned the departure of the King of Football, who remains the greatest of all time by owning three World Cups, which no other footballer has achieved.
From MARCA Claro we send our condolences to Pelé’s family, in addition to informing all our users of the current situation, that is, the reactions, photos, videos and everything related to his funeral.
The Maracanã illuminated by Pelé
The legendary Maracanã stadium illuminated all night in honor of Pelé, wearing gold and red lights at the top. The image shared on social media.
The tributes of Pelé will be on January 2
Reports from Brazil ensure that the tributes for Pelé in Brazil in a massive way will be on January 2 when the fans and all the teams of the local league will be able to say their last goodbye to O’Rei. It expected to last 24 hours to allow football and world personalities to say goodbye to him.