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Brazilian Football Legend Pele
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Full Name: Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Profession: Brazilian Football Legend


Biography: Regarded by many football critics, past players, current players and football fans in general to be the best player of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

Since retiring in 1977, he has been a worldwide ambassador for football.

Born: October 23, 1940
Birthplace: Três Corações, Brazil
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1994-04-30 Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)

Historical Events

  • 1958-06-29 FIFA World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden, 5-2
  • 1969-11-20 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal
  • 1970-06-21 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412
  • 1977-10-01 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

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