Pelé

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Pelé
Pelé Mar del Plata 1965.PNG
Pelé in 1970
Born
Edson Arantes do Nascimento

(1940-10-23)23 October 1940
Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died29 December 2022(2022-12-29) (aged 82)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Resting placeMemorial Necrópole Ecumênica, Santos, São Paulo
Occupation
  • Footballer
  • humanitarian
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Spouse(s)
  • Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi
    (m. 1966; div. 1982)
  • Assíria Lemos Seixas
    (m. 1994; div. 2008)
  • Marcia Aoki (m. 2016)
Children7, including Edinho
Parent(s)

Association football career
Position(s) Forward, attacking midfielder
Youth career
1953–1956 Bauru
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1974 Santos 636 (618)
1975–1977 New York Cosmos 64 (37)
Total 700 (655)
National team
1957–1971 Brazil 92 (77)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Minister of Sports
In office
1 January 1995 – 30 April 1998
PresidentFernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byRafael Greca (as Minister of Sports and Tourism)
Signature
Firma de Pelé.svg


Edson Arantes do Nascimento, more commonly known as just Pelé, (23 October 1940 in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil[1] – 29 December 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil) was a Brazilian football player. Pelé was 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. That was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in the history of football. He died on the 29th of December, 2022

He was given the title "Football Player of the Century" by FIFA. Many believe that he was the best player in the history of football.

Teams[change | change source]

From 1956 to 1974, Pelé played for Santos, had 605 appearances, and scored 589 goals.[2] From 1975 to 1977, he played for New York Cosmos, when he had 64 appearances, and scored 37 goals.[2] From 1978 to 1980 he played for XI Classic till he retired.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

[3]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BrazilLeague
1971 Santos Série A 21 1
1972 16 5
1973 30 19
1974 17 9

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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 | change source]

Pelé cries on the shoulder of Gilmar dos Santos Neves, after Brazil won the 1958 Cup.
Pelé (crouched, second from right to left) and Brazil national team at 1959 Copa America

[4]

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
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

Health[change | change source]

In September 2021, Pelé had surgery to remove a tumour on the right side of his colon.[5] He began chemotherapy treatment a few weeks later.[6]

Honours[change | change source]

Pelé at the White House on 10 September 1986, with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Brazil President José Sarney.
Pelé with U.S. President Bill Clinton in Rio de Janeiro, 15 October 1997.

Club[change | change source]

International[change | change source]

References[change | change 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. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  3. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Pelé". www.national-football-teams.com.
  4. "Edson Arantes do Nascimento "Pelé" - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com.
  5. "Pelé: Brazil legend remains in intensive care as he recovers from surgery to remove tumour". Sky Sports. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  6. "Brazil: Pele released from hospital to begin chemotherapy". DW. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  7. The 1973 Paulista was held jointly with Portuguesa.
  8. The 1964 Torneio Rio-São Paulo was held jointly with Botafogo.