Legendary soccer player Pelé turned 80 on Friday, and Google paid tribute with a special treat hidden within search.
When you search for “Pele” on Google, scroll down to the very bottom of results. You’ll notice instead of Google with several O’s in between to signal additional pages of results, it spells out the word “Goal” with 10 O’s.
That 10th “O” is replaced by a bouncing soccer ball. When you click on it, users will see an animation showing the “G” performing a bicycle kick of the ball into the goal.
Making use of the 10th “O” is no accident: it’s in honor of the number 10 worn by Pelé during his career.
Pelé is considered one of the best soccer players of all time, netting 1,281 goals during his international career between 1956 and 1974.
The tribute to Pelé is among several hidden treats, or Easter Eggs, Google has placed in search results. For example, a search for “PacMan” brings up the classic video game available to play, while searching “askew” displays results in a crooked position.
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