Soccer Legend Pele Gifts Tom Brady an Autographed Brazil Jersey

Published 08/21/2021, 8:39 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 24: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady arrives backstage during the UFC 261 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


44-year old Tom Brady silenced all his doubters in 2020 after signing with Tampa Bay Bay Buccaneers in the offseason. The 3-time NFL MVP departed New England Patriots after two decades in search of a new challenge. After a shaky start to his career in Florida, Brady led the Bucs to their second-ever Super Bowl title earlier this year.

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TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In doing so, Bruce Arians’ boys became the first team in NFL history to win a Lombardi Trophy in front of home fans. Veteran quarterback Tom Brady now has 7 Super Bowl rings to his name, more than any other organization as a whole (New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers both have 6 each).

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Tom Brady receives a self-attested Brazil jersey from GOAT Pele

Brazil football legend Pele reached out to Tom Brady who is currently preparing for the 2021 NFL season. The former Santos FC and New York Cosmos player sent Brady a self-attested jersey as a gesture of goodwill. ‘To Tom, good luck – Pele’ read the message on the jersey.

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“You know it’s gonna be a great year when you arrive home and this is waiting for you”, Brady wrote while posting the story on Instagram. It was nice to see two football (yeah we know it’s called soccer) GOAT interact with each other.

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers looks over to his left before the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Bucs lost in their opening preseason game to Cincinnati Bengals. The defending champions take on Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans in the coming weeks. They open their 2021 NFL campaign in September against NFC East franchise Dallas Cowboys.

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It will be interesting to see if the Bucs are able to defend their Super Bowl title in the coming months. Will Brady add ring #8 to his collection in 2021? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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