Pele: The only thing I haven’t done in 80 years is play on the moon
23 Oct 2020
- Pele turns 80 today
- FIFA had the immense privilege of interviewing ‘The King’
- An emotional Pele expressed his gratitude to football
“In Pele’s 80 years, the only thing that’s missing is to land on the moon,” a teary-eyed Pele told FIFA on his landmark birthday. “When there’s football on the moon, I’ll go there and have a little kickaround."
In this interview, ‘The King’ discussed everything he has achieved with Brazil, Santos and New York Cosmos, told an amusing childhood story and revealed his gratitude to football.
“I’m crying with joy,” he assured his wife Marcia as she passed him a tissue. “Can’t I cry with joy?”
You can watch the full video interview above.