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On October 1, 1977 Pelé played the last of his 1,363 professional games.
It was an exhibition match between the Cosmos and Santos that was sold out six weeks in advance and broadcast in 38 nations.
Pelé played the first half in the green of Cosmos (scoring a goal from a free kick), the second in the white of Santos.
before the game he Addressed the 75,000 fans, ending by asking them to shout Love! Love! Love!

The occasion inspired Caetano Veloso to write the song Love,Love,Love for his 1978 LP Muito (Dentro Da Estrela Azulada).

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  1. I saw a fecent photo of Pelé – – he's really starting to look a lot like Bill Cosby!

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