Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Pele on Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show'
by Mike Woitalla, April 7th, 2014 12:25AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  off the post, video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," played college soccer at William & Mary in 1981-83 after playing youth and high school ball in Central New Jersey. His affinity for the game was on display last week when he had on his show the great Pele.

Pele, who is promoting his new book "Why Soccer Matters," shared a anecdote about how when he saw his father cry for the first time -- after Brazil lost to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup -- he promised him he'd win a World Cup for Brazil.

He also surprised Stewart -- known as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz when he played for William & Mary -- with the gift of an autographed jersey.



The interview is preluded nicely with a brief Pele highlight reel.



5 comments
  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: April 7, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.
    I had tears in my eyes.... still do.

  1. Wayne Root
    commented on: April 7, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.
    It was great. You could see how overwhelmed Stewart was.

  1. Zoe Willet
    commented on: April 7, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.
    Me too, feliks.

  1. Clayton Berling
    commented on: April 9, 2014 at 12:13 a.m.
    In the earlier life of Soccer America, as founder and chairman, it was my pleasure and privilege to have had several personal interactions with Pele. Yet my most endearing memory was , about a dozen years ago, when Pele was a guest at the NSCAA annual All-America Honor Awards banquet and personally shook hands with each and every honoree, numbering in the hundreds. What a memory for those young men and women! Now that's a sign of greatness.

  1. Kent James
    commented on: April 9, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.
    There aren't many people that can incite awe in Jon Stewart, and it was clear that Pele is one of them. Pele also seems ageless...


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Robbie Keane     
"Of course, it's embarrassing ... It's embarrassing because we're the LA Galaxy, and the scoreline doesn't ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"I think [it's] a real lesson for a lot of players. You talk a lot [during ...
Man United humbles Galaxy 7-0 before 86,432 fans    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United showed it had no problem adapting to the system of new Dutch ...
Plans for Kansas City soccer village unveiled    
[U.S. SOCCER] Kansas City, Kan., is home to a state-of-the-art soccer stadium in Sporting Park. Now, ...
Earthquakes break out of slump in big way    
[MLS: Week 20] The San Jose Earthquakes snapped their five-game winless streak with a 5-1 win ...
NBA All-Star interrupts Real Madrid practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Summer soccer in the USA means big clubs from around the ...
Thorns quiet after early Morgan goal    
[NWSL: Week 16] The Portland Thorns FC scored 14 goals in their previous three games but ...
Champions Shield goes to Manchester City    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Sporting Kansas City lost for the first time in four games against English Premier ...
Scorpions jump into lead with third win    
[NASL: Fall Week 3] The San Antonio Scorpions moved on top in the NASL with a ...
Cuevas is happy to be back in Charleston    
[USL PRO: Week 19] Jose Cuevas, who had spent the last two seasons with the Charleston ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives