Last year Kevin Everett with the Buffalo Bills football team was paralyzed during a game. He has since recovered his ability to move his arms and legs, but he will never play football again.
Pele is known as the black pearl.
In football Eusebio and Pele have both been given the nickname Pérola Negra (The Black Pearl)
The great Brazilian footballer Pele is called the black pearl.
An actor, not a real football player
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a famous black french tennnis player. Gael Monfils is also a famous black french tennis player.