Richarlison sends video greetings to Brazil legend Pelé

Friday, 23 October, 2020 17comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's Brazilian forward Richarlison, already a fan favorite on the blue side of the Mersey has sent via Pelegacy's Instagram, a greeting to Pelé to mark his 80th Birthday and the 50th anniversary of his first World Cup.

The 23 year old Brazilian national team star's message in his native Portuguese translates as "Just dropped by to congratulate our king, the greatest of all time, our Pelé, and I'd like to thank him for all he's done for the world and for football. Enjoy your day!"


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David Pearl
1 Posted 23/10/2020 at 22:39:15
Wonder how many on tw saw Pele play at Goodison?
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 23/10/2020 at 22:41:50
David. Guilty as charged. What an honour. What an act to rob us of more in that World Cup.
Ray Roche
3 Posted 23/10/2020 at 22:42:29
Quite a few of us I think, David. Unfortunately we saw him take a good kicking and not the football masterclass we hoped to see.
Bobby Mallon
4 Posted 23/10/2020 at 22:47:18
I was born in 66 what a great yr to be born
David Pearl
5 Posted 23/10/2020 at 22:55:25
I have wondered what he was like in real life, hard to see from those old clips. Shame also not enough of Alex Young and Dixie. Would be great to see. At least l have Sheedy & Steven. Oh, and that DCL leap!
Stan Schofield
6 Posted 23/10/2020 at 22:56:58
I was 12, and it was great having world cup games at Goodison, although it wasn’t great for Pele given the way he was kicked about. It was that world cup, with Goodison a venue, and our earlier FA Cup win from 2-0 down, that really got me fired up with Everton, all topped off by the signing of Alan Ball after the world cup.

Derek Knox
7 Posted 24/10/2020 at 02:41:29
David @ 1, I did but on television and in Scotland, so don't know if that counts does it?

I wonder if Richie knows that he played at Goodison, which is more to the point, can you Twitter/Twatter him and find out?

Bobby @ 4, so you remember it well! :-)

Oh David, I meant to ask what is the prize, for this competition?

Kieran Kinsella
8 Posted 24/10/2020 at 03:30:49

I didn’t but my Uncle (he wasn’t an actual uncle just my sisters Godfather who we called Uncle) did and he got his autograph on a tiny little notebook that he gave me just before he died. I wasn’t even conceived until The Bee Gees era

Karl Masters
9 Posted 24/10/2020 at 06:53:59
Wasn’t Pelé’s first World Cup when he was 17 in 1958? 1970 was his last World Cup 50 years ago.
Gerry Quinn
10 Posted 24/10/2020 at 07:00:59
I was 15 at the time, and my Dad, Uncle and brother all worked for Arrowsmith Tours (in Bold Street) and we were lucky that a group of Mexicans had Goodison/Old Trafford tickets which they handed back (they were drawn to play at Wembley!). Saw all of the group games at Goodison and Old Trafford - watched Pele, Garrincha, Carlos, etc - get kicked to bits unfortunately. Best team in World Cup that year was Portugal without a doubt...they played the best game I saw...3-0 down to North Korea, then Eusebio took over - say no more
Bob McEvoy
11 Posted 24/10/2020 at 09:19:29
I attended all 5 of the Goodison games including the semi-final, a ticket I bought separately from the block booking for the group fixtures and quarter-final, in anticipation of England winning their group and playing their semi-final at Goodison, only for Fifa and the FA to change the venues after the quarters. Something that still riles me now as I type this.

I only discovered recently on these pages that they did the same to Chile Everton four years previously when the Brazil v Chile semi-final was moved from Viña del Mar to Santiago at the last minute. The bastards.

Best game I've seen live was Brazil 1 Hungary 3 in the pouring rain on a Friday night July 15th. Pelé didn't play as injured from the kickings Bulgaria had given him 3 days before though that was nothing to what the Portuguese did to him a few days later.

1970 was Pele's 3rd World Cup after '58 and '62. What a player. Still the best ever in my humble opinion.

David Pearl
12 Posted 24/10/2020 at 14:10:33
Derek, a free golf lesson.

Good to read some old memories. Next question Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo or Messi? Impossible.

Charles Brewer
13 Posted 24/10/2020 at 18:28:12
David, the answer to your question is easy.


It's a bit like Shearer, Owen, Vardy, Dean.

Or Boycott, Tendulkar, Richards, Bradman.

All great, but one far, far ahead of the others.

Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 24/10/2020 at 18:34:08
Charles (13), you might get some argument there.

How did boring Boycott get on your ticket list before Cyril Washbrook?

Dave Abrahams
15 Posted 24/10/2020 at 18:36:52
(14), cricket list not ticket list.

Lyndon that word checker is taking the piss out of me because I keep moaning about him, sort him out!!

Brent Stephens
16 Posted 24/10/2020 at 18:46:33
Dave, did you ever get W G Grace’s autograph?
Stan Schofield
17 Posted 24/10/2020 at 20:51:46
David@12: George Best.

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