Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Pele, a forward from Brazil, are unquestionably among the finest in both football and soccer. The mutual respect has been expressed on numerous occasions, but the two most well-known ones may have been between the former Santos player and the former New England Patriots quarterback.
Pele’s congratulations to Tom Brady for his tenth Super Bowl
Before Brady’s participation in his tenth Super Bowl, in which he would ultimately win his seventh Vince Lombardi Trophy by defeating Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium, Pele congratulated the quarterback. This occurred almost two years before Pele’s passing. Prior to the game, Edson Arantes do Nascimento made this dedication to TB12.
“Dear friend, Tom Brady! I hope you have a successful 10th NFL Super Bowl! You do realize that this is my lucky number, don’t you?” In a post on Instagram, Pele wrote.
The Brazilian superstar wore the number 10 throughout his career, and Brady has won a record-tying 10 Super Bowls to date. However, the story doesn’t end there.
Pele’s emotional message to Tom Brady after his retirement announcement
Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL on February 1 after 22 seasons at the highest level. On the same day, Pele posted a photo of himself on Instagram with the University of Michigan grad with whom he had previously exchanged memorabilia. Three-time World Cup winner “Tom Terrific” was sporting a Patriots helmet and was holding an inscribed soccer ball.
“Congratulations on your wonderful trip, my friend Tom Brady, Pele wrote. You are an icon. Today also marks the end of a sporting era. Although stopping is a difficult choice, you are correct. There is no way to surrender less than 100% in the life we lead. Previously, I wanted you to win the games.”
“I’m still hoping that you’ll achieve great things in life. I look forward to receiving a hug from you and Gisele when you drop by now that you’ll have more time.”
The unfulfilled wish of Gisele Bündchen’s hug to Pele
Two things did not happen: the first was that Brady did not retire because, according to a Page Six report, he changed his mind 40 days later, which infuriated his then-wife Gisele Bündchen and ultimately led to the couple’s 13-year marriage ending in divorce.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel most likely did not give “O’Rei” the hug he requested.