When Barcelona, Real Madrid & Man Utd tried to sign Pele

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United might have changed the course of football history had they gone through with attempted deals to sign Pele from Brazilian club Santos.

Pele was already a global superstar by the mid-1960s, winner of the previous two World Cups with Brazil. In his mid-twenties, he was also still young enough to have had a long career in Europe had the terms of proposed transfer been right and had he wanted to make it happen.

Pele had made his debut for Santos as early 1956 when he only 15. He became a prolific goalscorer at 16 and was a Brazil international before…

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