|Full name||Edison Arantes do Nascimento|
|Date of birth||23 October 1940|
|Place of birth||Três Corações, Brazil|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Striker (retired)|
|1975-1977||New York Cosmos||(35)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He is a former Brazilian football player. Pelé is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 678 league goals. In total Pelé scored 1283 goals in 1363 games, including unofficial friendlies and tour games, for which he was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in the history of football.
He was given the title "Football Player of the Century" by FIFA. Many believe that he is the best player in the history of football.
Teams[change | change source]
From 1956 to 1974 he played for Santos, had 605 appearances, and scored 589 goals. From 1975-1977 he played for New York Cosmos, when he had 64 appearances, and scored 37 goals. Then from 1978-1980 he played for XI Classic till he retired p
Club career statistics[change | change source]
|1975||New York Cosmos||NASL||9||5|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|Brazil national team|
Honours[change | change source]
Club[change | change source]
- Santos (Official Tournaments)
- Campeonato Paulista: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1973
- Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 1959, 1963 and 1964
- Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (Taça de Prata): 1968
- Taça Brasil: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965
- Copa Libertadores: 1962 and 1963
- Intercontinental Cup: 1962 and 1963
- South-American Recopa: 1968
- Recopa Intercontinental: 1968
- New York Cosmos
- NASL Champions: 1977
Country[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Anibal Massaini Neto (Director/Producer), (2004). Pelé Eterno [Documentary film]. Brazil: Anima Producoes Audiovisuais Ltda. International: Universal Studios Home Video.
- "Prolific Scorers Data". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
- The 1973 Paulista was held jointly with Portuguesa.
- The 1964 Torneio Rio-São Paulo was held jointly with Botafogo.