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Euro football launched,

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chooses to tell you the story of the 1,000th goal of Pelé, Brazilian football legend.

Can his record of 1,283 goals scored one day be overthrown?

Another record could fall during the international competition which takes place from June 11 to July 11, 2021. More than 50 years after Pelé's feat, the spotlight is on another football star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Stress at the approach of records

With 104 goals, the Portuguese striker is set to surpass the first international to score more than 100 goals for his country.

This is the Iranian Ali Daei, author of 109 goals in 149 games, between 1993 and 2006.

This record of goals makes “CR7” nervous, as we saw during the Serbia-Portugal match in March.

The player left the field after a disallowed goal.

An attitude, a stress that Pelé could possibly understand.

In 1969, the Brazilian felt a growing tension before his 1,000th goal scored.

A feat.

Although… Another genius footballer, the Brazilian Arthur Friedenreich, could be the great forgotten in this history of goalscoring records.

An oversight in the history of football?

In this episode, our guest is Michel Raspaud, sociologist and historian, professor emeritus at the University of Grenoble-Alpes. In 2010, he wrote

History of Football in Brazil

(Chandeigne editions). With him, we come back to Pelé's feat, as well as his personality. We also evoke Arthur Friedenreich, the other Brazilian player from the beginning of the 20th century, who was, perhaps, a Pelé before his time ...

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