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Pelé: Celebrating The King

Today TheArchive  and the world mourns the loss of a legend - we celebrate and commemorate a man whose foot and heart had power to boot. Pelé is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer ( Portuguese: futebol ) players of all time. He was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento on October 23, 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil. As a young boy, Pelé was passionate about soccer and began playing at a young age. He quickly rose through the ranks, joining the Santos Football Club at just 15 years old. It was there that he first gained international fame, leading Santos to victory in the Brazilian Championship and the Copa Libertadores. Pelé's talent on the field was undeniable, and by 1958, he helped lead Brazil to victory in the World Cup, scoring a memorable goal in the final match against Sweden. Pelé's success on the international stage only continued to grow in the following years. He helped lead Brazil to victory in the 1962 and 1970 World Cups, scoring a total of 12 goals in World C

World Cup Collection on TheArchive

The World Cup has soared to new global domination heights as massive stadium watch parties and massive stadium upsets are everywhere. And maybe a scandal or controversy here or there.... With USA's defeat of Iran,  Japan over Spain, Germany over Costa Rica... there's no doubt a war of the "World" is most certainly on.  TheArchive  enjoys a little rivalry and roots for the underdog so check out our World Cup collection that spotlights the good, the bad, and the in between of football...let's  delve into a world of fraud, corruption, and manipulation. We start with the film Dirty Games , an "expedition to the dirty abyss of professional sports." Benjamin Best (CNN Journalist of the Year 2011) gives us a peek behind the scenes at the all too "fascinating" world of sports to unveil a multi-billion juggernaut. Have a look into how the sports system truly operates. Now we transition to heroics, legends,and GOATs. R ick King wrote and directed a fair