Pelé

30 Dec

One more great lost this year. Of course, his soccer playing was incomparable, but I will miss most his smile, his humanity, and his humanitarian efforts. I’ll never forget that the day David Beckham arrived in Los Angeles with great fanfare, Pele was playing in a match to benefit UNICEF. The article in the NYT reminded me of the beauty of Rob Hughes’s (essentially philosophical) writing about soccer and introduced me to that side of Pelé’s greatness.

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One Response to “Pelé”

  1. esauboeck December 31, 2022 at 12:57 am #

    It was watching a video of Pele’s greatest moments that made me realize that soccer could be a phenomenally exciting sport. He was THE greatest, bar none!

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