On November 19, 1969, Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pele made his 1000 goal at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro before 65,000 spectators.
Five days before Pele had achieved both 999 in your account to Botafogo and a couple of days later, his team, Santos, facing away to Bahia, but this time not wet Pele.
In the next game, the Saints received at the legendary Maracana to Vasco de Gama. With the score at 1-1 and in the absence of 12 minutes to the end of the match, the referee signaled a penalty for the home side and, of course, Pele would be in charge of running it. All cameras were about to capture the historic moment, in front, the Argentine goalkeeper Edgardo Jack Andrada, who had said before the match that for the world wanted to go down in history as the goalkeeper who conceded the goal Pele thousand.
The Brazilian star took the penalty to the left and although Andrada came to touch, the ball was not enough to avoid both. At the very moment that the ball crossed, the goal line there was a pitch invasion by journalists, photographers and fans, which caused the match to be suspended for 25 minutes. The 2-1 result no longer move and despite the important victory of Santos, everything was overshadowed because O Rei, at age 33, had scored one of the goals with greater symbolism of football history.