Tag: Pele

The Perfect Goal

The Brazilian national soccer team that won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico was a team that we can always learn from. They played some of the best possession and attacking football seen to this day.

Watch the build up and finally triumphant goal that Carlos Alberto scored off the Pele assist in the 1970 world cup versus Italy. The Brazilian players were calm and collective with the ball in their defense third all the way into the offensive third before the goal was scored. What an incredible play to witness. I can only imagine what it must have felt like to be in the stadium and witness this moment of history with my own eyes.

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Pele’s scoring secrets revealed

Every soccer player has heard of Brazilian legend Pele.  Even most non soccer fans have heard of him.  But what most people don’t know about him – including soccer fans – is the way he scored goals.  Pele scored over 1,000 career goals therefore he must know a thing or two about putting the ball in the back of the net.  So why not study him and improve your finishing abilities?

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Soccer legends we forget about…

When you ask someone who they think the best players of all time are you will often get answers like Pele, Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, or from the modern crowd you will get answers like Ronaldinho, Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – and rightfully so!  But what about players like Marco Van Basten and Johan Cruyff?  Do you even know who these players are?  Unfortunately, the modern day soccer player does not have these players on their radar.  These soccer legends had just as much skill and talent as did Pele, Maradona, Zidane and etc.   The soccer legends of today had to look up to someone as we look up to them, and it is these players that they looked up to.   These are the players they mimicked; these are the players they learned from.

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Fundamental Soccer Strategies of the Stars

“I don’t believe there is such a thing as a ‘born’ soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player.” – Pele

So you think you’ve got the dribbling skills to nutmeg the best? Your bicycle kick wows all of your friends? Think of yourself as the second coming of Lionel Messi? All these showboat moves mean nothing unless you know the basics fundamentals of soccer.

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