“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 know it’s a special occasion when Cafu, Casillas, Drogba, Eto’o, Infantino, Kaka, Klopp, Lineker, Lloyd, Marta, Mourinho, Owen, Puyol, Ronaldo, Rummenigge, Schweinsteiger, Zagallo & Zidane send their best wishes (one even sings theirs!) 👨🎤#Pele80 #ORei80 pic.twitter.com/yxXlt913sj
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) October 23, 2020
You can watch the full video interview above.