The Saintsin which Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pele’ He was immortalized and of the one who is still the greatest idol, presented his new shield on Tuesday, in which a crown stands out in tribute to the ‘King’, at a time when the health of the three-time world champion is a cause for worldwide concern.
The shield that will be stamped on the uniforms of the São Paulo team from next January has a crown on the logo and among the stars that represent the world club titles of 1962 and 1963, which Santos won when they still had many fans in their ranks. Considered the best soccer player in the world.
The new shield, provided for in the statute that the club’s management approved last November, will adorn the uniforms of the men’s and women’s soccer teams, both professional and youth, as well as those of the Santos futsal teams.
The tribute was presented at a press conference this Tuesday at the club’s headquarters, in which the under-20 team that will play the Brazilian championship of the category next January was announced.
The official debut of the uniform with the new shield is scheduled for January 4, when Santos Sub’20 will face Sao Raimundo in the city of Santo André.
The uniform with the crown, however, was already used in a match in October 2019 by the Venezuelan attacker Yeferson Soteldo, who wears the 10 shirt at Santos, as a tribute to the “Eternal Shirt 10” on Pelé’s anniversary that year.
The 82-year-old Pelé’s state of health has been attracting attention in Brazil and the world of football since last Wednesday, when the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he has been admitted since November 29, reported the worsening of his condition. colon cancer that was diagnosed in 2021.
According to the latest medical bulletin from the hospital, released that day, the former soccer player is receiving care related to “kidney and heart dysfunction.”
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