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Historical photograph of Pelé and Zico (1979)

Historical photograph of Pelé and Zico (1979)

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The day Pelé played with Zico for Flamengo!

Original journalistic photograph of the two players Pelé and Zico, talking inside Flamengo's clothing, after the historic game Flamengo x Atlético Mineiro in 1979. 12 cm x 18 cm. Photographer: "Lucio". Information on the back in Portuguese. 12 cm x 18 cm. Rio de Janeiro, April 1979. Good condition.

Pelé, the King and Zico, the White Pelé, are considered by many to be the two best Brazilian players of all time. Pelé totaled 1281 goals in 1363 matches, most of which were in Santos Futebol Clube and the Brazilian national team. Such achievements enhanced his career, making him the greatest scorer in the entire history of world football. Zico was the leader of Flamengo's numerous national and international achievements in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition, he participated in three major World Cups for the Brazilian national team and was the top scorer in the history of the Maracanã stadium, with 333 goals in 435 matches .

This photograph captured an interesting moment of friendship between the two greatest legends of Brazilian football. He registered a historic game against Atlético/MG, in Maracanã, on April 6, 1979, whose proceeds were reverted to the victims of the floods that occurred in Minas Gerais that year. Flamengo won 5-1 with an audience of 139,953 people. Pelé was about to retire and Zico was at the peak of his career.

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