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Profiles of Edson Arantes do Nascimento AKA Pele
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, born on 23 October 1940, known as Pelé , is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. Pelé is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award.
Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee that same year. IFFHS report, Pelé is the most successful domestic league goal-scorer in football history scoring 650 goals in 694 League matches, and in total 1281 goals in 1363 games, which included unofficial friendlies and is a Guinness World Record. at his time in Football, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world. Source: https://www.mangalorean.com/alive
Brazilian legend Pele Football Career
According BBC Sports, Pele retires on 1 October 1977, Brazilian legend Pele, then aged 36, retired from professional football with an exhibition game for New York Cosmos against his former Brazilian side Santos.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento first came to international attention in 1958 – aged 17 – when he helped Brazil to their first World Cup crown, scoring twice in the final for a 5-2 win over hosts Sweden.
A second world title arrived four years later in Chile, but it was his role in Brazil’s iconic victory in the Mexico World Cup of 1970 – the first broadcast in colour around the world – that cemented his reputation.
“The King” played his club football for Sao Paulo club Santos from 1956-1974, with his 1,000th career goal coming at the Maracana in 1969 in front of his adoring home support.
Having quit the game in 1974, Pele returned to action for the New York Cosmos the following year with the hope of bringing “o jogo bonito” (the beautiful game) to the American public.
Pele is credited with six five-goal hauls, scored four in a game on 30 occasions and netted 92 hat-tricks to finish his career with 1,281 goals, including 77 for the Brazilian national side.