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Pelé
Pele by John Mathew Smith.jpg
Pelé in 1995
Born
Edson Arantes do Nascimento

(1940-10-23) 23 October 1940 (age 80)
Occupation
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Spouse(s)
Partner(s)Xuxa Meneghel (1981–1986)
Children7
Parent(s)Dondinho, Celeste Arantes
Association football career
Playing position
Youth career
1953–1956Bauru
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1956–1974Santos638(619)
1975–1977New York Cosmos56(31)
Total694(650)
National team
1957–1971Brazil92(77)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Websitepele10.com

Edson Arantes do Nascimento , more commonly known as just Pelé, was born 23 October 1940 in Três Coraçōes, Minas Gerais, Brazil.,[1]

He is a former Brazilian football player. Pelé is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 678 league goals. In total Pelé scored 1283 goals in 1363 games, including unofficial friendlies and tour games, for which he was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in the history of football.

He was given the title "Football Player of the Century" by FIFA. Many believe that he is the best player in the history of football.


Teams

From 1956 to 1974 he played for Santos, had 605 appearances, and scored 589 goals.[2] From 1975-1977 he played for New York Cosmos, when he had 64 appearances, and scored 37 goals.[2] Then from 1978-1980 he played for XI Classic till he retired p

Club career statistics

[3]

Club performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BrazilLeague
1971 Santos Série A 21 1
1972 16 5
1973 30 19
1974 17 9

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1975 New York Cosmos NASL 9 5
1976 22 13
1977 25 13
Country Brazil 84 34
United States 56 31
Total 140 65

International career statistics

Pelé cries on the shoulder of Gilmar dos Santos Neves, after Brazil won the 1958 Cup.
Pelé (crouched, second from right to left) and Brazil national team at 1959 Copa America

[4]

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
1957 2 2
1958 7 9
1959 9 11
1960 6 4
1961 0 0
1962 8 8
1963 7 7
1964 3 2
1965 8 9
1966 9 5
1967 0 0
1968 7 4
1969 9 7
1970 15 8
1971 2 1
Total 92 77

Honours

Pelé at the White House on 10 September 1986, with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Brazil President José Sarney.
Pelé with U.S. President Bill Clinton in Rio de Janeiro, 15 October 1997.

Club

Country

References

  1. Anibal Massaini Neto (Director/Producer), (2004). Pelé Eterno [Documentary film]. Brazil: Anima Producoes Audiovisuais Ltda. International: Universal Studios Home Video.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Prolific Scorers Data". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. http://www.rsssf.com/players/prolific.html#pele. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  3. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Pelé". http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/17926/Pele.html. 
  4. "Edson Arantes do Nascimento "Pelé" - Goals in International Matches". http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/pele-intlg.html. 
  5. The 1973 Paulista was held jointly with Portuguesa.
  6. The 1964 Torneio Rio-São Paulo was held jointly with Botafogo.