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Pelé

(pālā`), 1940–, Brazilian soccer (football) player. His real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Perhaps the greatest player in the history of soccer, Pelé began playing at the age of 5 and joined the Santos team at 16. Playing inside left forward, he led his team to numerous championships and the Brazilian national team to world championships in 1958, 1962, and 1970. He held every scoring record in Brazil, and in international matches he scored an average of one goal per game. His playing style was marked by superb ball control and great tactical ability. In 1971 he retired from the Brazilian national team but continued to play with Santos. He retired (1974) from the Santos team and played in the United States with the New York Cosmos (1975–77). He scored 1,281 goals during his career. Pelé became Brazil's minister of sports in 1995, serving until 1998.

Pele

(pā`lā), Hawaiian goddess of the volcano. Her traditional home is Halemaumau, the fire pit of Kilauea crater on the island of Hawaii.

Pele

(pee -lee, pay -lay) See Io.

Pelé

 

(real name Edson Arantes Do Nascimento). Born Oct. 21, 1940, in Três Corações, in the state of Minas Gerais. Brazilian athlete. Member of the Brazilian national teams that won World Cup soccer championships in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

Pelé played for Santos from 1956 to 1974. He was on the Brazilian National Team from 1957 to 1970, playing in 85 games and scoring 77 goals. During his career he has scored about 1,200 goals. He led Santos to a number of South American clubs’ cups and to world club championships in 1962 and 1963.

peel, pele

In northern England and Scotland in the Middle Ages, a small, emergency defense structure, generally a low, fortified tower, usable as a dwelling place.
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For those who love soccer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, generally known as Pele, is a hero.
Pele - real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento - was riding in the passenger seat of a car when it was stopped near a slum by 10 young men armed with pistols and knives.
Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, helped Brazil win three of its five World Cup titles.
Pele, 67, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, helped Brazil win three of their five World Cup titles.
French stars Juste Fontaine and Raymond Kopa were the big names on everyone's lips going into the tournament but only until a certain Edson Arantes do Nascimento burst on the scene.
Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, in October 1940, Pele was the son of professional footballer Joio Ramos do Nascimento, who played for Brazilian side Fluminense.
Little Edson is named after Brazilian football legend Pele whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
The 64-year-old, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, will also join Dr Wilfried Straub, chairman of the Bundesliga (DFL), at the ribbon-cutting to officially open the exhibition at 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November.
EDSON Arantes do Nascimento - known around the globe as Pele - sprang onto an unsuspecting world aged 17 in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, scoring six goals (including one against Wales) to give the boys from Brazil the first of three Jules Rimet triumphs.
LOS ANGELES -- Soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known internationally as Pele, has signed an exclusive agreement with Global Wireless Entertainment (GWE) to usher the superstar into mobile communications marketing.
Olympic tune Addressing on Tuesday's conference with girlfriend Marcia Aoki at his side, the star, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento on October 23, 1940, said thoughts of football and music had kept his spirits up.
It read: "Patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) continues with his clinical improvement and is in semi-intensive care.