Pele, the 75 year old soccer legend, has recorded a song of hope for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Pele’s song Esperanca literally translates as Hope, and features a choir of singing children.
No stranger to the world of music, Pele has been making records on the side since the 1960s and in 2006 collaborated with Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil on the album Pele Ginga. According to AFP; “the words of the catchy tune, on which Pele is accompanied by a children’s chorus, promise a “Brazilian festival” that will “make the world happy, with joy and emotion.”
I wrote and recorded a song called “Esperança” for the Olympics. I can’t wait to share it with you, July 15th! pic.twitter.com/DJa8LpmvBM
— Pelé (@Pele) July 12, 2016
The footballing ace also married his third wife last week.
Amor definitivo. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xqXSDMi5BF
— Pelé (@Pele) July 10, 2016
The Rio Olympics, which are to be the first held in Latin America, get underway on August 5th.