* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Edison Arantes do Nascimento, more commonly known as just Pelè, was born 23 October 1940 in Três Corações.,
He is a former Brazilianfootball player. Pelé is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 541 league goals. In total Pelé scored 1281 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.
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 playing football at 40 years of age.