Monday, January 18, 2010
Despite the title at 17 years, Pele, Santos continued his career without that it is the highest-paid player. Due to the size of Brazil and the difficulty of establishing a national championship, the championship fight Santos FC Sao Paulo, which is the championship of Rio de Janeiro one of the most difficult regional championships, then the top clubs in the two championships compete for the Rio-São Paulo Tournament which will then assign the champion Brazil. Santos won the Paulista championship title when Pele finished top scorer with 58 goals (in 33 games) and then for the first time in club history the tournament Rio-São Paulo in 1959 and two new titles championships in Sao Paulo ( 1960, 1961), also the club was on many tours around the world, including Europe, meeting with top European clubs who are willing to offer deals to attract Pele, the Brazilian Congress, however, decided to put an end to such speculation by declaring it "non-exportable national treasure."
Holder undisputed team of Brazil, Pele participated in 1962 in the second World Cup which takes place in Chile. On May 30, 1962, Brazil faces Mexico beats it 2-0 Mario Zagallo and a goal from Pele. On June 2, they faced Czechoslovakia, he injured himself muscularly in the 25th minute but remains on the ground until after the game because the replacements are not allowed, the game ends in a goalless draw 0-0, Pele who had remained on the ground pays tribute to Czech defenders for their fair play by not trying to hurt more seriously. Nevertheless, Pele is not recovering from his injury and is not involved in any other match in the tournament, it does not prevent Brazil from winning his second world title against the same Czech team 3-1.
Returning to Brazil, he recovered and rejoined his club has qualified for the final copa Libertadores, it only plays the decisive third game against CA Peñarol who sees victory for Santos FC score 3-0 (doubled Pele), the title allows the Brazilian club to meet European champions Benfica in Lisbon Eusébio Intercontinental Cup. In the first leg, Santos needed 3-2 (Pele lined) at the Maracana, in the second leg in Lisbon, Santos led 5-0 before Benfica scored twice to do a final score of 5-2 (Pele tripled ) and won his first Intercontinental title.
The next year, Santos succeeds once again in the final of the Copa Libertadores, this time against Boca Juniors, and won for the second time the title after a victory at the Maracana to go 3-2 then another to return 2-1 at the Bombonera whose winning goal scored by Pele in the 82nd minute. This success can therefore also play Santos Intercontinental Cup against AC Milan. In the first leg, Milan won 4-2 at San Siro despite the doubling of Pele, but Santos won the return match 4-2 (injured Pele did not play), so the decisive third game that the title is awarded under by Santos won for the second time thanks to a 1-0 victory.