Pele: The Great

  • Birth

    Edison "Edson" Arantes do Nascimento, born 21 October 1940, best known by his nickname Pele.
    Birth Place was Tres Coracoes, Brazil.
  • Santos FC

    Santos FC
    In 1956, Pele's agent de Brito took him to a Brazilian club team called Santos.
  • First International Match Against Argentina

    Pele's first international match on Brazil was a loss to Argentina 2-1. He scored his first goal for Brazil at only 16 years of age, making him the youngest to ever score for an International team to this day,
  • Top Goal Scorer

    Top Goal Scorer
    When the 1957 season started, Pelé was given a starting place in the first team and, at the age of just 16, became the top scorer in the league with 58 goals.
  • World Cup 1958

    World Cup 1958
    His first match in the World Cup was against the USSR in the first round of the 1958 FIFA World Cup, In the final against Sweden he scored 2 goals to help Brazil to a 5-2 win, At the age of 17 he is the youngest player to score and win a World Cup.
  • Personal Life

    Personal Life
    On Febuary 21, 1966 Pelé married Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi. He has two daughters Kelly Cristina, and Jennifer, he also has one boy named Edson
  • 1970 World Cup

    1970 World Cup
    Brazil reaching to the final with the top goal scoring in every game to play against the defensive Italian team only letting in 2 goals in the whole tournament, Pelé scoring the opener, with a header over Italian defender, Pele later gave 3 assists to give his Brazil squad a 4-1 win over the Italians.
  • Special Award

    Special Award
    Pelé was named Athlete of the Century by the world's combined National Olympic Committees in 1999.