The beauty and popularity of soccer (or football, as it is known to most of the world) lies in its simplicity: two teams of 11 players each attempt to kick a ball into the opposing team’s goal. Considered the world’s most popular sport, soccer is enthusiastically played and watched by people in just about every country on the planet

The best soccer player in the world as of now is Pelé.
Pelé bookended his career at the top level with World Cup wins, first as a brilliant 17-year-old in 1958 and then 12 years later as part of one of the greatest teams to ever grace the competition. In between he picked up another winner’s medal in 1962, although was injured during the tournament. The all-time top scorer for Brazil, Pele fired in a total of 1,281 goals during a glittering career.

To play soccer you need special equipment. You need a soccer ball, shin pads and cleats.


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