Pelé, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is a retired Brazilian soccer player who is widely considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time.
Pelé, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is a retired Brazilian soccer player who is widely considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He was born on October 23, 1940, in Três Corações, Brazil.
Pelé began playing soccer at a young age and quickly gained attention for his impressive skills on the field. He joined the Brazilian professional league in 1956, at the age of 15, and played for Santos FC for the majority of his career. He helped lead the team to numerous victories, including six Brazilian championships and two Copa Libertadores (the South American club championship).
Pelé's talent on the field earned him numerous accolades, including three World Cup victories with the Brazilian national team in 1958, 1962, and 1970. He is the only player in history to have won three World Cup titles. He is also the all-time leading scorer for Brazil, with 77 goals in 92 appearances for the national team.
In addition to his success on the field, Pelé is also known for his humanitarian work and his efforts to promote peace through soccer. He has served as a UNICEF ambassador and has worked to promote soccer as a tool for social change.Pelé retired from professional soccer in 1977 and has since been inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame and the International Football Federation (FIFA) Hall of Fame. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time and his legacy continues to inspire soccer players and fans around the world.