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1956 Begins pro career with Santos Football Club
1957 Picked to play on Brazil's National Team
1958 Electrifies soccer world with first World Cup appearance
1961 Declared a national treasure by Brazil's president
1962 Leads Brazil to second World Cup victory
1970 Leads Brazil to victory in his final World Cup
1974 Retires from play with Santos
1975 Comes out of retirement to play for New York Cosmos
1977 Retires from Cosmos
1994 Named Brazil's Minister of Sports

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