Previously in his lifetime as a child people thought Messi was not going to become a soccer player or succeed in his dream. The day Lionel Messi became a professional soccer player, was why he became famous. In addition to Messi becoming famous, he brought attention to the people who doubted him and those who supported him. Messi has been playing soccer for almost his entire life, and his dream was to be a professional soccer player. He made that dream come true on May 1, 2005 (Caioli 337).
Pelé, born in Tres Coracos, Brazil on October 23, 1940 and was named Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but went by “Dico” (1 & 2). His parents, Dondinho and Celeste Nascimento, were very poor, and when their son was not playing soccer he shined shoes for pennies when he was a child (2). At age 11, Dico was discovered by one of Brazil’s premiere soccer players of the time, Waldemar de Brito, while he was playing soccer with some friends in the street (2). Brito worked with him for 4 years before he started to take him for professional clubs to evaluate him (2). When he brought Dico to a team in Santos from Chile, Brito declared to the disbelieving directors “this boy will be the greatest soccer player in the world” (2). The bragging worked and in his first professional game young Edson, who came to be known as Pelé, scored 4 goals, leading Santos to a 7-1 victory (2). By the age of 16 he had secured a starting position on the team. He also had earned a position on the Brazilian national team in only his second year pro (2).
Since football is a form of sport that allows creativity, the use of certain styles like swerving shots and chips separate the champions from the learners. Players like Messi, Neymar, and Christian Ronaldo are some of the most celebrated soccer stars today, thanks to their ability to combine talent and creativity. It is no wonder that they have scooped awards interchangeably, year after year.
Some other famous soccer players are Bobby Moore, he is practically a saint in his home country of England. The defender captained his team to a World Cup victory in 1996. He also gave a heroic but futile performance against Pele’s Brazilian team in 1970. There is also Rene` Higuita, this Columbian goalkeeper is most famous for his “scorpion kick”. During a friendly match at Wembley in 1995, Higuita allowed a lobbed ball to float over his head before turning himself into human scorpion and kicking it with the back of heels. Christiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese winger, who was criticized for excessive showmanship early in his career, is currently the undisputed master of the step-over. In 2008, he netted 42 goals in all competitions, winning the UEFA Golden Shoe Award for the top scorer in a European league.
No other country can compare to the great nation of Brazil when it comes to the beautiful game of soccer. Since their entrance as full member of FIFA, or Fédération Internationale de Football Association, in 1923, the country of Brazil has accounted for numerous trophies as well as individual awards for its players (“Brazil”). Brazilian futebol, or soccer, has reached international stardom because of its history consisting of ground breaking teams, revolutionary players, and winning performances in competitive tournaments.
Although, Pele was young, he did so much. Pele started playing soccer in Brazil. He played on the street with his friends. In 1940, Pele was born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, in Brazil on October 23, 1940. At the age of two, he was nicknamed Dico. That was Pele’s nicknamed for a long time. When Pele was born,
The world of soccer is an exciting sport to watch and even more exciting to experience as a member of a team. The amazing, diverse and worldly sport of soccer is open and able to make adaptations to improve teams, the game and the culture of the sport as a whole. A team that has the potential to make changes in player development to improve is the United States Men’s National Team. For America, the game of soccer is very young. It was a was cool Tuesday night in Frisco, Texas. The date was March 29th, 2016. In front of 8,000 fans at the Toyota Stadium USA was playing the Columbian national team. The Men’s Under 23 team was playing an important game. The match was a qualifier for the Rio 2016 summer Olympics. It was a crucial match since the
Since those past years, football has evolved into modern day soccer. Training and preparation details have advanced greatly since then. Nowadays, we have specialized equipment to help develop and strengthen our athletic flaws. Soccer training has improved in more ways than one—it has generated new strategies to manipulate and outdo opponents. Over the years, these new strategies have been shared worldwide. This sport has not only grown in peoples’ hearts, but it has become a passion to many all around the globe.
David Beckham David Beckham is the one sports star, who not only is a phenominal player, but is probably the most famous sports icon outside just soccer. It is definetely harder to find someone that has not heard of David Beckham, than someone who has. People occasionaly wonder, however; "Why Beckham? Why is he so famous?" The answer might not be very simple, but maybe it is the combination of a great shot, a fantastic cross, his own Adidas shoe, his changing hair-style, his modeling career, his marriage to the Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (formerly Adams), his big mistake against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, his England capitancy and him having belonged to the two largest teams in history that make him so popular among the crowd.
Pelé's soccer career started early. After playing in a few amateur teams like Baquinho and Sete Setembro, at the age of 11, while playing for an uncoached team called Ameriquinha, he was discovered by a former Brasilian World Cup player named Waldemar de Brito. De Brito recognized Pelé's skills and invited him to join the team he was organizing (Clube Atlético Baurú?). When Pelé was fifteen, in 1956, de Brito took him to the city of São Paulo to try out for the professional club called Santos Futebol Clube (SFC). That day, de Brito told the team directors that "This boy will be the greatest soccer player in the world."