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WATCH: Pele appears on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart

Apr 7, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele AP

Pele has a new book out, “Why Soccer Matters,” and is on a promotional tour in the United States. One of these stops was in New York City late last week to appear on”The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.

Stewart, you may know, played soccer at William & Mary and later spent time as a high school coach. He was pretty jazzed to have Pele on his show, and the Brazilian legend didn’t skimp on the stories nor the emotion.

The host had Pele talk about playing soccer with a makeshift balls as a kid in the hopes of being like his dad, Fluminese player Dondinho. He also relates the story of his father’s tears at Brazil losing the 1950 World Cup before bringing Stewart out of his seat with a gift.

It’s pretty cool.

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  1. skr213 - Apr 8, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    I am old enough, and was lucky enough, to see his last game. He played for the Cosmos for the first half of the game and for the Brazil national team for the second half. It was pretty amazing and I’m thankful my parents were smart enough to get tickets!! There will never be another like Pele.

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