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Pelé: A Brazilian professional footballer Personal Details and FAQ.

Last updated on July 15th, 2023 at 05:12 pm

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Pelé, full name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. Pelé was one of the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century and was regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was labeled “the greatest” by FIFA. The International Olympic Committee named him Athlete of the Century in 1999, and Time included him in the list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century.

Pelé was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics in 2000, and he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century. He is recognized by Guinness World Records for scoring 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which includes friendlies. Pelé began playing for Santos at age 15 and then for the Brazil national team at 16.

He won three FIFA World Cups during his international career: 1958, 1962, and 1970, making him the only player to do so. Following the 1958 tournament, he was nicknamed O Rei (The King). Pelé has scored 77 goals for Brazil, the same as the second-highest goalscorer. He scored 643 goals in 659 games at the club level, making him Santos’ all-time top goalscorer.

He led Santos to the 1962 and 1963 Copa Libertadores, and to the 1962 and 1963 Intercontinental Cup in a golden era for the club. Pelé’s “electrifying play and penchant for spectacular goals” increased the sport’s popularity around the world, and his teams toured internationally to take full advantage of his popularity.

Pelé was, during his playing days, the best-paid athlete in the world for a period of time. Pelé retired in 1977 and became a worldwide ambassador for football. He also made many acting and commercial ventures. Pelé was named the honorary president of the New York Cosmos in the year 2010.

NamePelé
Full NameEdson Arantes do Nascimento
Date of Birth23 October 1940
Died29 December 2022(aged 82)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Birth PlaceTrês Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height1.73 m
PositionLeft midfielder / Left-back / Central midfielder
OccupationSoccer Player
ParentDondinho (father)
Children7
SpousesRosemeri dos Reis Cholbi(m. 1966; div. 1982)​
Assíria Lemos Seixas(m. 1994; div. 2008)​
Marcia Aoki(m. 2016)

Here we have some FAQs about Pelé:

1. What is Pelé’s date of birth?

Pelé’s date of birth is 10 April 1986.

2. What is Pelé’s place of birth?

Pelé’s place of birth is Uccle, Belgium.

3. What is Pelé’s height?

Pelé’s height is 1.93m.

4. What is the full name of Pelé?

The full name of Pelé is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

5. What are some unique achievements of Pelé in his football career?

Some unique achievements of Pelé in his football career are Pelé was, during his playing days, the best-paid athlete in the world for a period of time. Pelé retired in 1977 and became a worldwide ambassador for football.

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