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He not only scored goals, he also avoided them: Pelé and the times he served as goalkeeper

Pele, a player who shone and was one of the greatest exponents of soccer worldwide, died this xxxxxxxxxxxx in Brazil. Without a doubt, the former player of the Brazilian team and Santos leaves a great void for those fans and players who had him as a role model.

However, during his long career he left behind great feats and in El Comercio we tell you about those moments that will definitely be in the history of football.

He was a goalkeeper and allowed to reach a final

The best of all in his time, simply. Edson Arantes do Nascimento also excelled in goal and had to do it four times (1959, 1963, 1969 and 1973 officially).

Of course, the most remembered will always be that of 1963, when Santos played the Brazil Cup against Gremio de Porto Alegre. The process of the match was favorable for the white team and yes, Pelé would score three of the four goals that he had conceded to the rivals.

However, Gilmar, Santos’ goalkeeper, would be sent off a few minutes after the game ended. As the legend told it, he avoided two shots that went to the goal. The result? 4-3 in their favor and later they would end up winning the cup.

Source: Elcomercio

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