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  • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Sunday Jul 29, 1956

    Pelé

    Santos

    Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Sunday Jul 29, 1956

    In 1956, de Brito took Pelé to Santos, an industrial and port city located near São Paulo, to try out for professional club Santos FC, telling the directors at Santos that the 15-year-old would be "the greatest football player in the world."




  • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1956

    Pelé

    Debut

    Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1956

    He made his senior team debut on 7 September 1956 at the age of 15 against Corinthians Santo Andre and had an impressive performance in a 7–1 victory, scoring the first goal in his prolific career during the match.




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