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At 34, Pele gives up re­tire­ment in June to sign a $2.8m, three-year con­tract with New York Cos­mos that makes him Amer­ica’s high­est-paid ath­lete. Cos­mos gen­eral man­ager Clive Toye later said: “His team-mates just wanted to sit on the bench and watch him play – they were in awe.” Pele’s de­but against Dal­las Tor­nado at­tracts 10 mil­lion view­ers on CBS, a record for a US soc­cer match.

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