17:14 | Zurich (Switzerland), Feb. 22.
"The Peruvian legend" is how FIFA describes former striker Teofilo Cubillas on a special review, which addresses El Nene's (The Kid) career.
In this sense, FIFA
points out he was regarded as "Pele's successor" by the Brazilian star himself, following his outstanding performance in Mexico (1970), where he won the Best Young Player’s award.
In a video —part of FIFA's archives— the senior athlete reflects on "playing at three of Peru's four World Cups to date," where he scored 10 goals in 13 matches.
He also affirms Pele will always be his top soccer idol.