Competition: Pelé Sports

by Back Page Football

We’ve got another exciting competition for you on BackPageFootball.com, this time thanks to the kind folk at Pelé Sports.

In such a competitive market it’s refreshing to see a new football sportswear brand making great waves. Pelé Sports aims to focus on the needs of the modern football player whether they are playing at a professional level or just enjoying a bit of five a side with a few of the lads.

Their range is split into three sections – Performance, Pelada and the Pelé Story – each of which incorporates its own designs.

Both the Pelada (Portuguese for ‘naked’) and Pelé Story ranges encompass comfortable clothing including hoodies, zip ups and t-shirts.

As well as creating top range clothing, Pelé Sports are also making waves in the football boot market. The very impressive 1970 Performance boots (pictured above right) are made from a seamless kangaroo leather which allows them to soften around the player’s feet. Dual Friction Technology is worked into the upper material to provide excellent grip no matter the weather conditions, while the ergonomically designed cleat system allows the boots to bend where your foot naturally flexes.

With all that in mind, we have a number of fantastic prizes to give away this week:

1st Prize: 1 x top of the range 1970 Performance boots (the winner can chose black and yellow or red and white for either soft or hard ground)

2nd Prize: 2 x hoodies/zip-ups (1 per winner)

3rd Prize: 4 x t-shirts (1 per winner)

To be in with a shout of winning one of these fantastic prizes, simply tell us your favourite Pelé moment and why.

Answers can be left in the ‘Comments’ section below or emailed to us on editor [at] backpagfootball [dot] com.

The competition is only open to people in the Republic of Ireland and the closing date for entries is Friday, 25 March 2011.

Don’t forget to check out Pelé Sports on Facebook or visit their website.

14 Responses

  1. Ross Mulcahy says:

    Pele’s hat-trick against France in the 1958 semi final. He cemented his name on the world scene after his great world cup debutant performance against Wales in the previous round. At only 17 he was, and still is, the youngest scorer of a hat-trick in a World Cup.

  2. Chris Taylor says:

    My greatest memory was one I didn’t even see. I read the book of the New York Cosmos when I first moved over here and the chapter that describes Pele’s first ever practice for the team is one that will stick with me forever. They had to spray paint the field green to make it look suitable for the world’s greatest player. The Cosmos was such a risk at the time and so much money was invested that they needed to do everything possible to make the Pele transfer work. Spray painting a field on Long Island to make Pele believe in other peoples dreams shows how far the Cosmos people would go to bring the world’s game to America.

  3. Mark Rowan says:

    Has to be his amazing goal from the overhead kick against Nazi Germany, as featured in ‘Escape to Victory’. Pele was injured, getting kicked all over the pitch, and was playing alongside Michael Caine, but he still delivered an epic goal. Magic. :)

  4. Mark O'Toole says:

    His simple pass sideways to Carlos Alberto in 1970 for the greatest team goal of all time on the greatest stage of all time, the world cup. Sure, he had the talent to run past every player from the edge of the box and slot home. He could have curled it into the top corner. Instead he picked the player in the better position and chose to elevate his team and not himself. This best illustrates him as the “great player” who was more in tune with best spirit and qualities of the beautiful game than any other “great player.”

  5. Lorcan Harrington says:

    1970 world cup final in Mexico. Scoring the opener against Italy on the biggest stage in the world and being hoisted in the air by his teamate, a memorable picture. What a man!

  6. David O' Connor says:

    when pele scored the first goal of 1970 world cup, the first of its kind in colour,after missing out on the previous world cup. the star returned in style.

  7. David O' Connor says:

    see lorcan had the same post. after that famous world cup pele went on to be signed be new york cosmos were he retired with over 1000 professional goals to his name.

  8. James Gibson says:

    Every Pelé moment was brilliant. Can’t simply pick one. True legend of the sport.

  9. gary oflynn says:

    Brazil v Italy 1970 World Cup Final….The first goal a header was pure class and then Peles big smile…That memory will live with me forever.

  10. Top Top Pundit Paul Fisher says:

    His dummy and miss against Uruguay in 1970. The greatest goal there never was by the greatest player there ever was.

  11. Seán O'Mahony says:

    My favourite Pele moment was the goal he scored for Santos against Benfica in 1962. A short pass to his feet and before he even touches the ball, he has sold a dummy to a defender with a swivel of his hips. Sprinting towards goal, Pele looks as if hes about to lose his footing but regains it and in doing so, manages to take the ball past the last two defenders before hitting a rocket of a shot just inside the far post of the goal. This, for me, encapsulated the genius that Pele had, that made everything look so easy.

  12. Cillian O'Neill Cill says:

    My favourite Pelé moment is his cameo in Mike Bassett: England Manager when he doesn’t even realise England have made the World Cup.

  13. My favorite Pele moment would without doubt, hands down, no question about it, his…erectile dysfuction campaign.

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