Edson Arantes do Nascimento, legend of the football


The trilogy of a king: Pelé in the Camp Nou

Published:13/06/2021 - 19:57h

Updated:13/06/2021 - 19:57h

The Saturday 12 June fulfilled 58 years since the considered like the best player of all time, Pelé, played his third and last party in the Estadi with the Saints FC

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as 'Peeled', went object of wish by part of the FC Barcelona and of a lot of other clubs, between them the Real Madrid. The main teams of Italy and Mexico also bid to do with his services, but kept faithful to the Saints: it debuted in September of 1956 without having fulfilled the 16 years.

The fans culé could be witness to see to 'Or Rei' in the field for the first time the night of 28 June 1959. It did then a year and a day that Peeled had proclaimed at all less than as champion of the world with Brazil in the World-wide of Sweden 1958, signing a doublet in the final.

The Saints of Peeled arrived to the Camp Nou launched. His aim was to win the Orange Trophy (the primitive, in triangular format) after empatar 4-4 against Valencia and arrollar to the Inter of Milan (7-1) with four targets of the young and prodigious talent, all to the thread and in the second time and between the 47 and 70. Then, 'the King' were 18 years old and annotated two so many. It shined beside Coutinho (16 years), that went the best in the victory of the Saints 1-5 on a Barça that did not have the presence of Kubala by injury, although it reinforced with Bartolí and Recaman, both of the RCD Espanyol.

Revancha Of the goleada

A year afterwards (2 July 1960) went back the Saints with Peeled to the Camp Nou, but in this occasion the victory dressed of Barcelona (4-3), although the resulted peligró until the last sigh. Barça, Espanyol, Santos and Padova would contest a quadrangular baptised like Glass City of Barcelona in which there was at stake a trophy donado by the City council.

Last visit

The trilogy of the 'Rey' in the Camp Nou finalised on 12 June 1963, with another Barcelona victory (2-0). The Saints, intercontinental champion, could not with the Barça of Josep Gonzalvo, that heaved with forcefulness in the second time, afterwards of the entrance to the field of Pereda and Zaballa, precisely the authors of the goals in the last chamber of hour of the party.

I peeled it was controlled by Martí Vergés and the Barça, that in alone three days had to aforntar the party of turn of the semifinals of Glass, was reinforced by Endériz and Morollón, both of the Valladolid. The first, Uruguayan, recalaría in the Barcelona club three years afterwards. The technician of the Saints, Luís Alonso Pérez 'Lula' ensured that "I Peeled only has surrendered a ten percent of his usual power".

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