How Pele Changed the World

Pele was one of the best soccer players ever to play the game.  Pele was a Brazilian National soccer player who won 3 FIFA World Cups and scored 77 goals in 91 games.  Pele was a big help in bringing soccer to the MLS playing for the New York Cosmos.  He was the only player who could change soccer in the USA.  Pele was a player who was very fast and agile.  Pele was one of the main reasons soccer became a popular sport to play in the USA and he increased the popularity of the MLS. Image result for pele

Pele was a very fast and energetic player who scored a lot while playing for Brazil and the New York Cosmos.  He scored a total of 1,283 goals in hi career including 77 playing for Brazil.  Pele was a soccer player who was very fast and he won three world cups and many other champion trophies from many other teams which Pele played for in his career.   It says on Goal.com Pele scored a total of 1,283 first-class goals, including 77 for Brazil. He won three World Cups, two World Club Championships and nine Sao Paulo State Championships.”  This explains  my topic sentence because it shows that he was one of the top scorers to play soccer with 1,283 and to make that many goals you would have to be pretty fast because if you weren’t you would get it taken away.  Pele was voted the best athlete of the century by the Olympic committee because how talented and gifted Pele was as a soccer player.  You would have to be pretty talented to get this award.  It says on Goal.com “He was voted athlete of the century by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1999.This proves my topic sentence because it shows that Pele won best athlete of the century in 1999 which is probably the biggest award a person who plays sports could get and that he would have had to have scored a lot, be a good team member, and be fast and supple. Pele was the youngest player ever to win a world cup at 17 he also scored twice against the home team twice Sweden.  It says on Goal.com\ “At 17, Pele became the youngest ever winner of a World Cup. He also scored twice in the final against home side Sweden.” This shows how Pele was very fast and agile because it shows that he is a really good soccer player who was the youngest to win a world cup which is a big accomplishment and he had to be pretty good to do that.  As you can see Pele was a really fast and sharp soccer player who won many games and was a great player while he played.  Image result for pele

Pele increased the popularity of soccer around the world. Pele played soccer for 22 years he did more then promote world friendship and fraternity than any other ambassador anywhere.  ”When Pele retired, J.B. Pinheiro, the Brazilian ambassador to the United Nations, said: “Pele played football for 22 years, and in that time he did more to promote world friendship and fraternity than any other ambassador anywhere.”  This demonstrates my topic sentence because it shows that he changed soccer by playing for 22 years and then he became the best ambassador anywhere.  Pele dominated the New York cosmos which was helping shape american soccer.  It says on the football timesThe extravagant celebrity lifestyle dominated the Cosmos team of the 1970s and ’80s, shaping the future of American soccer in the process.”   This further more explains my topic because it shows how Pele joined The New York Cosmos and helped shaped american soccer while playing for them.  In Nigeria the kids growing up would look up to Pele and all wanted to be like him in the 1980’s.  Many kids growing up in Nigeria in the 1980s were born into the Pele age. Long before a certain Diego Maradona began to lay claim to the crown of greatness, Pele was the one footballer every kid wanted to be like.  This proves my topic sentence because it shows how he didn’t just change soccer in the US he also changed it in Nigeria by everyone there looking up to him and wanting to be like him.  As you can see Pele didn’t just change soccer in the US he did it all around the world and helped promote world friendship.  Image result for pele changed soccer

He was a player who could change racism around the world.  Pele was a representation of social mobility and a symbol for melting racism.  He helped ease racial tension in the world.  ”Not only was Pele a representation of social mobility, Pele was a symbol of melting racism.  His economic and social status as a black man helped ease racial tension around the world.”  This explains my topic sentence because it shows how how he changed racism around the world by being a black man who is very popular and he married a white person.  When Pele went someone he was treated like a god mostly because he represented blacks in African countries what a black person could accomplish.  It says on the influence around the world article “Everywhere I went I was treated as a god, almost certainly because I represented to the blacks in those countries what a black man could accomplish in a country where there was little racial prejudice.”  This justifies my topic sentence because it shows that Pele wherever he went was treated like a god and how he could accomplish anything even in a country where there was little racial prejudice.  Pele’s contributions to the outside and in were symbols of peace, social mobility, and anti-racism.  It says on the influence around the world article    “All of Pele’s contributions to the world outside and in or because of soccer were symbols of peace. His spreading of soccer, representation of social mobility, anti-racism and all the other things he did.  This quote further more explains my topic sentence because it shows how Pele helped soccer grow, representation of social mobility, and anti racism all around the world. As you can see Pele was a player who helped ease racial tension around the world, was a symbol of peace, and social mobility.  

Pele was a very fast and lively soccer player who won many world cups while playing soccer.  He was also a player who could change racism around the world.  Pele was a very and energetic player who controlled the ball very well.  Pele was the best player to play soccer.   He was also one of the players who could change the world in many of different ways.  

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