Pelé's farewell message to the Brazilian people, before leaving to the U.S. in 1974

Pele's message

My people,

I would like to thank, personally, each one of you, for all the affection and incentive you gave me during my 18 years of soccer.

All I intended was to give my best in order to bestow you pleasure and joy.

If I've ever disappointed you, forgive me.

I'm a human being too.


Brazil, October 1974

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