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The Very FIRST Player In History Of Football To Score 1K Goals

Pelé became the very first player in the history of Football to score four figure mark (1,000 goals). 

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The Very FIRST Player In History Of Football To Score 1K Goals

Brazil’s retired professional football player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé became the very first player to score four figure mark (1,000) in competitive football in November 1969 after converting a penalty for Santos against Vasco da Gama in Rio.

That special match was halted for 30 minutes as fans invaded the ground. Pelé, who turns 78 recently, also given a speech appealing for improved treatment of Brazil’s poor children before play resumed.

Pelé is regarded as the greatest player of all time. In 1999, he 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 award.

He is the most successful league goal-scorer in the world, scoring 1281 goals in 1363 games.During his football career, Pelé was for a while the highest paid sportsperson in the world.

Since retiring in 1977, he has been a worldwide ambassador for football. In 2010, Pelé was named the Honorary President of the New York Cosmos.