The FIFA World Cup started showcasing soccer players all over since 1930 and since then, it became one of the most celebrated tournaments in the world. Every four years, many supporters coming from all over the world follow the prestigious sporting event which exceeded even the Olympics. Over the years, we’ve seen many players become a legend for delivering their great talent and performance. However, some players also received allegations of substance abuse or use of unhealthy supplements when they enter the game field. Now, let’s focus on what the greatest legends have achieved before earning their legendary spot in football history.
Pelé, Brazil (1952 – 1974) – Then
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, famously known as Pelé, started his career at the age of 17 as a forward for a team in Bauru, Brazil. Before joining the league, his father became his personal trainer and encouraged him to focus on his weak spots. Over the years, Pelé earned the respect of many for his impressive goalscoring playstyle.