On October 1, 1977, Pelé bid his official farewell to professional football while playing for the New York Cosmos, a team in the NASL of the United States, against Santos, the Brazilian club where he achieved fame and success.

Pelé's last professional match

The match took place at the Giants Stadium in New Jersey and ended with Cosmos winning 2-1, with Pelé scoring a goal. Although Cosmos emerged victorious, the farewell was seen as a moment of loss for football, as one of the greatest players in history concluded his successful career. Pelé had joined the Cosmos in 1975 with the aim of promoting football in the United States and winning the NASL title in 1977 before retiring.

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