Pele turns 80 this October 23 and Google has started to pay him a tribute in the search engine to honor the great career of “O Rei”
The Brazilian Edson Arantes Do Nascimento , better known as Pelé , is for many the best soccer player of all time, surpassing the players of the past such as Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer and even considered better than the players of currently as Lionel Messi, so Google has decided to pay tribute to his birthday.
Pelé is about to turn 80 this October 23 and before his birthday the gifts, compliments, and tributes have not been long in coming for the best player in Brazil, so Google was not far behind and here we tell you what the Tribute made to “O Rei”.
Google is changing the Goooooooogle at the bottom of the search page to Gooooooal (in English) or Gooooooool (depending on language settings). When users click on the tenth ‘o’ (commemorating Pelé’s jersey number ), the ‘o’ will be a kick scoring a goal in a goal. The bicycle kick (or Chilean kick as it is popularly known) was made famous by Pelé .
To find the hidden surprise, simply search for ‘Pele’ , scroll to the bottom of the search results page and click on the tenth ‘o’ (commemorating Pele’s jersey number).
Pelé , considered by FIFA as the best player of the 20th century, thanked his lucidity on the eve of turning 80 years old.
“I have to thank God for the health of getting here, at this age, and lucid, not very intelligent, but lucid,” joked the former Brazilian striker in a video sent to journalists.
Dressed in a good-looking blue T-shirt, the three-time world champion welcomed the anticipated congratulations that “some” have sent him on his 80th birthday, which he will celebrate on Friday.
I hope that, when I pass away, God receives me in the same way that everyone receives me today on behalf of our beloved soccer, ”added O Rei.
Confined to his home in Brazil due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the so-called King of Soccer regretted if at any time he hurt someone with his crushing victories in Santos, in the American Cosmos or in the ‘Canarinha’, with which he won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups.
Tribute to Pelé by an artist from Brazil / EFE
Awarded by FIFA in 2000 as the best player of the 20th century, a distinction he shares with Argentine Diego Maradona, Edson Arantes do Nascimento internationalized football and the Brazilian team.
In addition to winning three World Cups, Pelé is credited with having surpassed the 1,000-goal barrier, with 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches, a figure questioned because it includes non-professional matches, according to some statistical experts.