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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.

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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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The sportsman, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time.
Whatever the deserving merits and wonderful talents of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Diego Maradona before them, for football fans of a certain age, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, to give him his full name, will always being considered the best there has ever been.
Le communique nous informe que: [beaucoup moins que]Le patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) se porte mieux et marche dans sa chambre.
A Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, se le conoce como O Rei.
Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, made more than 90 appearances for the Brazilian national side and still remains the country's record scorer with 77 goals, the report added.
He said: "He still sees himself as Edson Arantes do Nascimento, an ordinary citizen.
The 73-year-old, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was said to have died last Tuesday - March 11, 2014 - via a Facebook page entitled "R.
On the football field, how was Edson Arantes do Nascimento better known?
Edson Arantes do Nascimento fue un cabeceador nato, le pegaba al balon con la misma potencia en las dos piernas y la anidaba a su botin con magia.
Los mas votados fueron Edson Arantes do Nascimento, "Pele", Franz Beckenbauer, Johann Cruyff y Diego Armando Maradona.
Summary: We look back at the career of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, as he celebrates his 70th birthday.