Pele & Clodaldo Celebrate a Goal for Brazil in the 1970 World Cup Original TYPE I photo

Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labelled "the greatest" by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. During his playing days, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world.

In 1999, Pelé was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century. That same year, Pelé was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful top division scorer in the sport with 541 goals in 560 games. His total of 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which included friendlies, is a Guinness World Record

Clodoaldo usually played as a defensive midfielder for both Santos Futebol Club and the Brazilian national team, for whom he was capped 38 times (scoring one goal) between 1969 and 1974.

He was part of the Brazil squad that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, and scored the equalizing goal in the semi-final against Uruguay. He then memorably contributed to the famous goal by Carlos Alberto Torres against Italy in the final by dribbling past four of the opposition's players in his own half.  He played his club football for Santos (1966–79), Tampa Bay Rowdies (1980), New York United (1980) and Nacional-AM (1981)

Offered is an original 8x10 TYPE I photograph showing Clodaldo and Pele celebrating after Clodaldo’s goal in the closing minutes of the first half of the World Cup Semi-Finals against Uruguay on June 17, 1970.  Original stampings and paper caption from UPI.  Historic crystal clear perfection!!!



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Pele & Clodaldo Celebrate a Goal for Brazil in the 1970 World Cup Original TYPE I photo