Pelé's confession about his favorite Argentine club

Pelé’s confession about his favorite Argentine club

The death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, ‘Pelé’, has colored mourning the end of the football year worldwide. Not for expected the news has ceased to have less impact. And beyond the reactions, figures, records and legends that surround the memory of ‘O Rei’, they also come to light curiosities that, although they were known, had been in the background.

For example, an interview that was conducted years ago in Argentina and in which the Brazilian star was questioned about his preferences about the clubs of that country, sports archrival of Brazil.

Pelé had no hesitation in answering. And he confessed to being a fan of Racing, one of the historical figures of Argentine soccer: “In Argentina, I am a fan of Racing”, admitted in the course of said interview. “I will always carry it in my heart. My roots are in Santos, the club of my love, but Racing is something special: its people, the fans…”, he explained.

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And he added, to shed light on the origin of that love affair, that “everything was born in the 60s, when we played the classic matches of the liberators between Racing and Santos”.

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