DNA: The Brazil Sessions - Brazil is scheduled to host the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Yes, the next world cup is less than 4 years away. While no one knows who will be playing in the final days of the next work cup and challenging Spain for the prestigious title, we do know that everyone will be immersed in Brazilian soccer.
Who is the most famous soccer player who played for Brazil? Who inspired the world of soccer decades ago? There is only one player...Pele has been considered by many to be by far the best soccer player ever. His real name is Edison "Edson" Arantes do Nascimento.
For those of you who are too young (or too old) to remember, it was in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, which was played in Mexico, that two-time World Cup champions, Brazil beat Italy 4–1 to claim their third World Cup title and were then allowed to keep the Jules Rimet Trophy permanently. The 1970's Brazilian team featured soccer legend Pelé who was playing in his fourth and final World Cup. The Brazilian legend then played for the New York Cosmos in its glory days in the 1970s. Pele, who is now 70 years old has returned to the New York Cosmos as Honorary President.
It excitement about soccer in Brazil begins (again) now...Here is the hot new feature film, and yes, there are a few commercials, but the film is worth it!
According to Wikipedia, "The 1970 Brazilian team, featuring Pelé also included: Carlos Alberto, Clodoaldo, Gérson, Jairzinho, Rivelino, and Tostão, is usually regarded as the greatest attacking World Cup team ever. They won all of their 6 games on the way to the title, and had also won all of their 6 qualifying games on their way to Mexico. This tournament saw the return of free-flowing, attacking play after the physical battles of 1962 and 1966, and is still considered by many fans to be the finest World Cup in history. Pele won 3 World Cups with Brazil (the first one when he was just 16 years old). He was voted Player of the century in 2000. He scored 77 Goals in 92 Games. He has scored over 1,000 goals in his professional career."
Who will be the next Pele? Will there ever be another player from Brazil as great? There is always hope.