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Pelé

Football Player
Male
Born Oct 23, 1940
Hometown Minas Gerais
Died Nov 11, 2011
Net Worth $18 Million
Team Santos + New York...
Position Forward, Attackin...
Nationality ian

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known by his nickname Pelé, is a retired Brazilian footballer. He is widely regarded as the best football player of all time. In 1999, he was voted Football Player of the Century by the IFFHS International Federation of Football History and Statistics. In the same year French weekly magazine France-Football consulted their former "Ballon D'Or" winners to elect the Football Player of the Century.… Read More

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Romance

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  • Assiria
    Married 1994
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  • Xuxa
    Dated 1981
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  • Assira Lemos
    Married
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  • Rosemeri Cholby
    Married
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  • Anizia Machado
    Dated
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Family

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Pelé
Pelé
d.2011

parents

  • Dondinho
    Dondinho
    Father

children

  • Sandra Regina Arantes do Nascimento
    Sandra Regina Arantes do Nascimento
    Daughter

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pelé.

CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Born on October 23, 1940.

TEENAGE

1954 13 Years Old Pele had a storied football career in Bauru. He led Bauru Athletic Club juniors (coached by Waldemar de Brito) to three consecutive São Paulo state youth championships between 1954 and 1956. … Read More
In 1956, de Brito took Pelé to Santos, an industrial and port city in the state of São Paulo, to try out for professional club Santos Futebol Clube telling the directors at Santos that the 15-year-old would be "the greatest football player in the world." … Read More
1957 16 Years Old 1 More Event
When the 1957 season started, Pelé was given a starting place in the first team and, at the age of 16, became the top scorer in the league. … Read More
Pelé arrived in Sweden sidelined by a knee injury but on his return from the treatment room, his colleagues closed ranks and insisted upon his selection. His first match was against the USSR in the third match of the first round of the 1958 FIFA World Cup, where he gave the assist to Vavá's second goal. … Read More

TWENTIES

1961 - 1963 3 More Events
1966 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The 1966 World Cup was marked, among other things, for the brutal fouling on Pelé, by the Bulgarian and Portuguese defenders. … Read More
1969 28 Years Old Pelé was called to the national team in early 1969, he refused at first, but then accepted and played in six World Cup qualifying matches, scoring six goals.
1970 29 Years Old The 1970 World Cup in Mexico was to be Pelé's last. … Read More

THIRTIES

1971 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Pelé's last international match was on 18 July 1971 against Yugoslavia in Rio de Janeiro. … Read More
1977 36 Years Old …  He led the Cosmos to the 1977 NASL championship, in his third and final season with the club. … Read More

FORTIES

1981 40 Years Old From 1981 to 1986, Pelé had been romantically linked with Xuxa and was seen influential in launching the career of the model who was 17 when they started to date.

FIFTIES

1992 - 1994 2 More Events
1995 54 Years Old He was awarded Brazil's Gold Medal for outstanding services to the sport in 1995; Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso appointed him to the position of Extraordinary Minister for Sport, and he was appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. … Read More
1997 56 Years Old In 1997, Pelé received an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II, at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
1999 58 Years Old …  Pelé was elected "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee and Reuters News Agency in 1999, and by French newspaper L'Équipe in 1981.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2001 60 Years Old Pelé left his position in 2001 after he was accused of involvement in a corruption scandal, although nothing was proven, and it was denied by UNICEF.
2002 61 Years Old Pelé scouted for Premier League club Fulham in 2002. … Read More
2005 64 Years Old In 2005, Pelé received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC and, in June 2006, helped inaugurate the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, alongside supermodel Claudia Schiffer. … Read More
2007 66 Years Old Pelé was guest of honour at the world's oldest football club, Sheffield's 150th anniversary match v Inter Milan in November 2007. … Read More
2009 68 Years Old In 2009, he cooperated with Ubisoft on arcade football game Academy of Champions: Soccer for the Wii and appeared in the game as a coach to its players.
2010 69 Years Old On 1 August 2010, Pelé was introduced as the Honorary President of a revived New York Cosmos, aiming to field a team in Major League Soccer. … Read More
2012 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2012, Legends 10 began handling the Pelé brand and brought all marketing and management efforts under one roof, including all intellectual property rights, global licensing, branding, endorsements, and public appearances.

OTHER

6938 5001 Years Old Died in 6938.
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