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IMMIGRANT OF THE DAY: PELE - SOCCER LEGEND

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Pele
Soccer great Pele, the Brazilian legend who is one of the most recognized names in the world of sports, has been granted an O-1 visa. I remember seeing Pele as a kid when I had to the Miami Toros North American Soccer League games and Pele played for the New York Cosmos. Pele is returning to New York to help rebuild soccer in New York City where he will work in the front office of the revived New York Cosmos.


His actual name is Edson Arantes Do Nascimento and he began is career in 1956 playing with the Santos soccer club in Brazil where he played for 18 years. But he's known to the world for his play in the 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970 World Cups. He scored a key goal in the final of the 1970 Cup that helped lift Brazil to the title. In 1975, he moved to the US to play for the Cosmos and was the highest profile player in the first professional soccer league in the US.


He's spent much of the last few decades doing anbassadorial work on behalf of various international bodies such as UNESCO. Young people will know Pele as the coach on the Wii game Academy of Champions.



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  1. beppe's Avatar
    is not "bloody" soccer, it is FOOTBALL
  2. My 2 cents's Avatar
    True, rest of the world calls it FOOTBALL which it is where as American football is a glorified version of Rugby.
  3. Frank W.'s Avatar
    "While acknowledging that Republicans have blocked some of the president's efforts, Gutierrez urged Obama to use his authority to act independently of Congress to establish a "parole-in-place'' policy that would let undocumented immigrants remain in the country while immigration policy is overhauled."

    Call for change stirs East Boston immigrants
    http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/04/04/east_boston_immigrants_hear_calls_for_new_policy/?page=1

    As stated many times in the past, President Obama will issue an Executive Order that grants some sort of legal protection to millions of undocumented aliens living in the United States based on certain prerequisites or requirements.
  4. I 539 Forms's Avatar
    A True Hero. Anyway, soccer or football, it depends on the country.
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