Vasco’s Deliberative Council on Wednesday voted to award Pelé an honorary member. According to a statement released by the Cruise-Maltese team, the King of Football was a childhood Vasco player and continues to cheer for the club to date, and, therefore, the decision was approved, which qualified as a measure that ” Hats off to the history of football ”.
“Pelé’s contributions to Brazilian and world football need no introduction, and Vasco is very proud that the King of Football has such a deep connection with the club. Pelé has had Vasco in the tournament since his childhood, Gigante da Colina’s shirt Morumbi, wearing himself, announced in 1957. The destiny was that Pelé’s target was marked 1000, marked with Santos’ shirt, in Maracana, against the club of hearts “, the note expresses.
The Morumbi tournament recalled by Vasco in the note was played in 1957. Santos and Vasco formed a “joint” and gathered their players in matches against Brazil and international opponents. A three-time champion with the Brazilian team, Pelé scored his 1000 goals from 2 to 1 in Santos’ win over Vasco de Gama on 19 November 1979 in Maracana.
Pelé’s relationship with Santos does not stop his affection for Vasco. Edson Arantes do Nacimento devoted a good part of his career to the Santos team. There he acted from 1956 to 1974, when he moved to the United States, playing in the New York Cosmos, already at the end of his career.