The editor of the Swiss newspaper in Albanian Le Canton27.ch Nefail Maliqi from the last interview with the legend of world football – Pele
Bern, December 29 -Bern, December 29 -Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, passed away yesterday at the Sao Paulo hospital in Brazil. In addition to reaching the zenith with the Brazilian national team, he also managed to be the best footballer of all time in the world. International journalist Nefail Maliqi had the opportunity to interview the football legend Pele (82 years old) twice, reports the Swiss Albanian newspaper Le Canton27.ch
The « King » of international football during his football history has scored 1281.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, passed away in Sao Paulo hospital in Brazil. In addition to reaching the zenith with the Brazilian national team, he also managed to be the best footballer of all time in the world.
The « King » of international football during his football history has marked 1281. The legend of football on the planet, who wrote football history, is the only player who was declared world football champion!
Pele, to Albanian journalist Nefail Maliqi: Not only you as Albanians, but also Brazilians and the whole world are proud of Mother Teresa!
Nefail Maliqi, the only Albanian journalist who had interviewed the legend of world football – Pele, received the news of his death with great sadness, who has consoled his family…
« Sincere condolences in my personal name and in the name of my Albanian nation to you Edson Arantes do Nascimento family for the loss of your loved one and our friend, the legend of the planet! Today, the world lost a star, a star with whom I grew up and who often delighted us with his goals. Adios Pele, may God reward you in heaven…Dear Pele’s family, I consoled you for three reasons, one, that I had him as a friend and that he was close and dear to us journalists, but he also had respect for the people, my nation How many times have I met, in every interview he asked me, how is Kosovo? You Albanians have a big heart, you are not only a good football player but also excellent sportsmen, actors and singers.. » is said, among other things, in the consolation of our well-known journalist in Geneva, Nefail Maliqi, who had the opportunity and luck to interview two times.
If he has heard about Kosovo and the Albanians, the world football legend Pele answered the international journalist Nefail Maliqi, laughing, « hahahaha, who hasn’t heard about Kosovo, the Albanians?!.. Not only you as an Albanian, but also us Brazilians and that’s it, the world is proud of Mother Teresa..Many people want to die like her with a humane heart and deeds, who was an example of humanity and solidarity. You are a big nation!.. »
« Pele had an affair with us journalists, but he also had respect for the people, my nation, which I have met many times, in every interview he asked me, how is Kosovo? » said our colleague Nefail Maliqi, recalling the meeting his first with the world football legend – Pelen.
« You Albanians are big-hearted, you are not only a good football player but also an excellent athlete, singer and actress. I heard some names, world stars of music and film. I have heard good words about Shaqiri, Xhaka, Cana and others… I hope that Albanian football will achieve success not only in Switzerland, but also at the top of Europe.
But you are also a good people, a noble and freedom-loving people, this was proven in the last war!.. », said Pele in the first and only interview given to the well-known Albanian journalist Nefail Maliq, writes the Swiss newspaper Le Canton27.ch
« I, one thing is not clear to me, if you are Albanian in Kosovo and those in Albania are also Albanian, why don’t you have a national team? As if today there is Germany, even though they used to be two countries », said the legend of world football.
According to « Le Canton27.ch » newspaper, Pele has visited Switzerland three times. The last time he was in Geneva (November 18, 2007) in the framework of the promotion of a project named after him « Campus Pele » which then also visited Lausanne (FC Lausanne-Sport).
Next, he asked me if I live in Switzerland, since I had met Pele in Geneva? I answered: « I have been living in Switzerland for 20 years. »
Pele then replied, « You are lucky. Everyone dreams and wants to live in this beautiful country in Switzerland, even I once dreamed, when I was young. .. »
After we finished the conversation and the coffee with Pele, we parted, shaking hands tightly, with the words: Thank you, Mr. Maliqi, for the interview. It was my pleasure to meet an Albanian journalist for the first time. Please send me the newspaper, even though I may not understand the language, but I want to remember it and keep it with pleasure.. You journalists are more than the voice of truth, you are ambassadors of peace and humanity!..»
As it happened, after I published the interview, I sent the newspaper to Brazil.
Below you can read in more detail the last interview with the legend of world football – Pele, conducted by our well-known journalist Nefail Maliqi.