How many goals did Pelé score in the United States?
Pelé decided to compete in United States soccer towards the end of his playing years, where he suited up with the New York Cosmos jersey.
Edson Arantes Do Nascimento’s last great campaign in the world of soccer was in the United States, because when it seemed that a career full of success with Brazil and Santos had ended, The King embarked on one final adventure abroad.
After having played his last game with Santos, Pelé announced that he would play soccer in the United States and wear the shirt of NY Cosmos, the club with which he postponed his retirement. In 1975, he returned to the game at the age of 35.
Pelé chooses the U.S. over Europe
This decision surprised the world, because previously Pelé had the opportunity to play for great clubs worldwide such as Real Madrid, Juventus and other European teams. However, he signed up for American soccer due to economic issues. But aside from this, during his stay in the U.S., he was seen happy and enjoying the sport.
Over the course of two years, Pelé dazzled the United States with his talent, and he is credited with increased interest in soccer during this time. Despite already being in the final stage of his career, the three-time world champion still had the skills to continue to impress the world for the last time before hanging up his boots permanently.
How many goals did Pelé score in the U.S. with the New York Cosmos?
Of the 1,281 goals he tallied in his record, Pelé managed to score 37 goals in his time with Cosmos.
In the two years in which the Brazilian star was in United States soccer, he played a total of 64 official matches.
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