“The game when we played, and it was a very difficult game, a tough game, he (Ray) was very good at marking but honest too. Always I remember because I play against a lot of players, big names like Bobby Moore and Beckenbauer, but he was one of the players who I remember because he marked very well.
Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also talks about the origins of his nickname Pele.
“Today I love (the name) Pele, I thank god for Pele. But when I was young… I was very proud with the name Edson. Then the kids start to call me Pele. I don’t know why, if I did some mistake. Then I start to fight with everyone saying no my name is Edson. I went to the school and I fight with the kids in the class and I get two days suspended and then the whole school start to call me Pele.”
Monday Nov. 21 at 9:30pm on SBS TWO with a replay at 11:30pm on SBS ONE.