Pele brought fame to Santos, the Brazilian port city, and the team

Santos, Brazil (AP) – Pele. Santos, Brazil.

For many years, adoring followers all over the world have despatched 1000’s of letters, postcards, and packages to the sports activities legend with out his deal with or full title.

Virtually with out fail, they make it to Edson Arantes do Nascimento’s workplace within the port metropolis he is finest recognized for.

Santos was based by the Portuguese in January 1546. It hosts the biggest port in Latin America, which feeds the São Paulo area and exports the nation’s agricultural items to the planet.

Solely after the 15-year-old sensation started scoring objectives for town staff did Santos, with a inhabitants of round 430,000 at this time, turn out to be a family title. The nice Brazilian, who died Thursday on the age of 82 after battling most cancers, performed there from 1956 to 1974.

“There’s a Santos earlier than Pele and one other after him. He put town and the membership on the map. Earlier than him, folks would come to work within the port and go to the seashore,” stated Serginho Chulapa, Brazil’s 1982 World Cup striker and home hero with greater than 100 objectives for the membership.

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