Brazilian Football Legend Pele Full Name: Pele [Edson Arantes do Nascimento]


Profession: Brazilian Football Legend
Why Famous: 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 (77 years old)
Birthplace: Três Corações, Brazil

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

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

Historical Events in the Life of Pele

  • 1958-06-29 FIFA World Cup Final: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1969-11-20 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal
  • 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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