Hockey great meets soccer legend - Alex Ovechkin posted this photo with retired professional soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele.
Ovechkin and Pele were both attending a dinner to promote the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ovechkin, who has described himself as a passionate soccer fan, was named a World Cup Ambassador in November of last year.
Pele is regarded as the greatest soccer player of all time. In his 22 year career, Pele scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 games and won three World Cups with the Brazil national team. It seems as though they were bound to meet eventually, as Ovechkin is recognized as one of the best NHL players of all time.
This isn’t the first time Ovechkin has met a soccer great. In 2015, he met Lionel Messi, another one of the best players of all time.
Fortunately for Ovi the 2018 world cup will be hosted in his hometown, so he should have the opportunity to meet several more soccer stars.