Pelé, also known as Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is a legendary Brazilian soccer player who is considered one of the greatest athletes in history. Born on October 23, 1940, in Tres Coracoes, Brazil, Pelé grew up in a poor family and discovered his passion for soccer at a young age. He honed his skills playing for local clubs and caught the attention of former Brazilian international Waldemar de Brito, who invited him to join his team. At the age of 15, Pelé joined Santos soccer club's junior team and quickly proved his talent, earning a spot in the senior team.
A Star Soccer Player
Pelé's career as a professional soccer player spanned from 1957 to 1977. During this time, he became known for his exceptional skills and talent on the field. He referred to soccer as "the beautiful game" and showcased his love for the sport through his performances. Pelé's talent earned him multiple awards and accolades, making him a celebrated figure in the world of soccer.
The Athlete of the Century
In 1999, Pelé was named the "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee. This recognition solidified his status as one of the greatest sports players of all time. Pelé's contributions to the game of soccer and his impact on the sport's history are unparalleled.
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