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.
- 1994-04-30 Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)
- 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
- 1974-10-03 Pele retires as soccer player
- 1977-10-01 Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games