Pelé

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Pelé
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Personal information
Full name Edison Arantes do Nascimento
Date of birth 23 October 1940 (1940-10-23) (age 73)
Place of birth Três Corações, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Youth career
1952-1956 Bauru
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956-1974 Santos
1975-1977 New York Cosmos
National team
1957-1971 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pelé or Edison Arantes do Nascimento,[1](born 23 October, 1940 in Três Corações) is a former Brazilian football player.

History[change | edit source]

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

Teams[change | edit source]

From 1956-1974 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 then he retired at playing football at 40 years old.

Club career statistics[change | edit source]

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Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1971 Santos Série A 21 1
1972 16 5
1973 30 19
1974 17 9
United States League
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[change | edit source]

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Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
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[change | edit source]

Club[change | edit source]

Country[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  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. http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/player.php?id=18637
  4. 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.