Life Out Loud: Pelé In His Own Words

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Pelé , Retired / Campeonato Brasileiro Série A - The Players' Tribune

Life Out Loud is a new series from The Players’ Tribune, where athletes go deep into their vaults to share memories of long forgotten moments from their lives. Listen as Pelé narrates the story behind choice moments from his illustrious career.

 


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“I was 14 or 15 years old. It was a good time.”

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Pelé lands in Santos beginning his journey into professional soccer. (0:10)

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“The second day after training they said ‘okay, we’re gonna sign.'”

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Pelé signs his first contract with Santos Futebol Clube. (0:30)

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“I said to the President of Santos ‘I was called to serve but we just got back from the World Cup. Please save me.'”

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Pelé serves his time in the Army. (0:57)

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“He played very well.”

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Joe Namath challenges Pelé to a contest of ball control. (0:25)

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“This is in the Santos training camp before the game.”

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Pelé learns to play piano. (0:30)

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“For the first two weeks I had to sleep at his house because I was too young.”

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Pelé joins Santos FC (0:37)

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“It was not normal to see the bicycle kick so perfect like that.”

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Pelé remembers one of the most important moments in his life. (0:31)

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“My teacher said ‘listen, if you take a picture with me, I will teach you for free.'”

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Pelé gets his drivers license (0:27)

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“When I got on stage everybody started to shout my name.”

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Pelé visits World Cup Final in Rio de Janeiro in 2014 (0:28)

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“One these snakes has the name Pelé.”

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Pelé takes a picture with his namesnake. (0:25)

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“Men don’t cry.”

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Pelé remembers his father’s advice (0:34)

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The movie “Pelé: Birth of a Legend” is now available on Amazon and iTunes.

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