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Pelé

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Born
1940 (80 years old)

Birth Place
Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Forward

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1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

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Soccer

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento (born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé (), is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labelled "the greatest" by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. During his playing days, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world.

In 1999, Pelé was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century. That same year, Pelé was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful top division scorer in the sport with 541 goals in 560 games. His total of 1279 goals in 1363 games, which included friendlies, is a Guinness World Record.

Pelé began playing for Santos at age 15 and the Brazil national team at 16. During his international career, he won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970, the only player to do so. Pelé is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. At club level he is Santos' all-time top goalscorer with 643 goals from 659 games. In a golden era for Santos, he led the club to the 1962 and 1963 Copa Libertadores, and to the 1962 and 1963 Intercontinental Cup. Credited with connecting the phrase "The Beautiful Game" with football, Pelé's "electrifying play and penchant for spectacular goals" made him a star around the world, and his teams toured internationally in order to take full advantage of his popularity. Since retiring in 1977, Pelé has been a worldwide ambassador for football and has made many acting and commercial ventures. In 2010, he was named the Honorary President of the New York Cosmos.

Averaging almost a goal per game throughout his career, Pelé was adept at striking the ball with either foot in addition to anticipating his opponents' movements on the field. While predominantly a striker, he could also drop deep and take on a playmaking role, providing assists with his vision and passing ability, and he would also use his dribbling skills to go past opponents. In Brazil, he is hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in football and for his outspoken support of policies that improve the social conditions of the poor. Throughout his career and in his retirement, Pelé received several individual and team awards for his performance in the field, his record-breaking achievements, and legacy in the sport.


Career Honours


1973

Santos FC


1970

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1970

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1969

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1968

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1965

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1964

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Brazil


1963

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1963

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1962

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Brazil


1962

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1962

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1961

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Statistics


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19712

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19711

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1971135


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19706

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19703

BrazilAssistsFIFA World Cup19702

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup19704

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19701

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup1970540

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1970270


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19696

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19691

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup19696

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup1969517

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies196990


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19681

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies196890


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19662

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19661

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup19661

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup1966180

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies196690


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19658

Santos FCAppearancesCopa Libertadores19657

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19659

Santos FCGoalsCopa Libertadores19658

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1965720

Santos FCMins PlayedCopa Libertadores1965660


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19643

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19642

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1964270


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19637

Santos FCAppearancesCopa Libertadores19634

Santos FCAppearancesFIFA Club World Cup19631

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19637

Santos FCGoalsCopa Libertadores19635

Santos FCGoalsFIFA Club World Cup19632

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1963506

Santos FCMins PlayedCopa Libertadores1963360

Santos FCMins PlayedFIFA Club World Cup196390


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19622

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19622

Santos FCAppearancesCopa Libertadores19624

Santos FCAppearancesFIFA Club World Cup19622

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup19621

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19621

Santos FCGoalsCopa Libertadores19624

Santos FCGoalsFIFA Club World Cup19625

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup1962180

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1962180

Santos FCMins PlayedCopa Libertadores1962283

Santos FCMins PlayedFIFA Club World Cup1962180


BrazilAppearancesCopa America19596

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19591

BrazilGoalsCopa America19598

BrazilMins PlayedCopa America1959519

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies195990


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19584

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup19586

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup1958360


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19572

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19572

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1957180

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