Pele’s greatness as one of the greatest soccer players in history is not in doubt, but when it comes to whether he is the best goalscorer in history, that’s when the controversy erupted, with the Brazilian claiming to have scored a goal. A thousand 283 goals in his life, while FIFA has other data and guarantees the existence of 667 goals.
a Pelé has scored 643 official goals for Santos; His career total is also up for debate, due to the account FIFA 767. However, for many in his country and for those who have seen him play, the amount is much higher, even the Brazilian himself confirms this. Record 1,283.
Why don’t the numbers for Pele’s goals match?
the FIFA confirms that Pele scored 767 goals in his careerAs it is the record by which official matches are counted, Santos FC, the team for which the star has played for almost his entire career, also counts friendly duels and unofficial international tournaments.
Santos historian Odier Cunha confirms this Pele scored 1091 goals for the club. Of these, 448 have been featured in what can be considered friendly and unofficial matches.
Santos asserts that many of Pele’s unofficial goals have been against teams with great traditions such as Inter Milan, Bulgaria, Poland, Benfica, Juventus or Roma.
Until 1959, it was Santos’ only official matches were the state championships in Brazil. The only time teams from different countries met was during the Summer Exhibition Games and when they traveled.
Tens of thousands flocked to the stadiums for each Santos Pele international tour, and the opponents. They took those matches seriously as an official encounterOdir confirmed Cunha in an interview with ESPN.
How many goals did Pele score in the World Cup?
52 years after he took part in the last World Cup in Mexico in 1970 where he won the triple title, Pele is still in the top 10 net-cutters at the World Cup tied with Kylian Mbappe. In sixth place with 12 points each.
What stands out most is that even He continues the record of being the youngest goalscorer in the World Cup After scoring his first goal in this match at the age of 17 years and 239 days.
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