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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 fiery pit crater within the Kilauea caldera 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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Auteur de 1.281 buts en 1.363 matches (77 en 91 selections avec l'equipe du Bresil), Edson Arantes do Nascimento, dit Pele, est le seul joueur de l'histoire du foot a avoir remporte trois fois la Coupe du monde (1958, 1962, 1970) et est considere comme l'un des meilleurs joueurs de tous les temps.
Both actors tasked with playing the title role - Leonardo Lima Carvalho as the younger Edson Arantes do Nascimento and Kevin de Paula as Pele - are brilliant with the ball, and not entirely deadpan.
Pele--born Edson Arantes do Nascimento; the "Pele" moniker was initially a schoolboy insult--grew up poor, and the film tracks his soccer-related favela adventures with the neighborhood boys like a Portuguese-accented "Our Gang." Amid lots of cutesy mischief, Pele and his buddies enter a youth competition, their team nicknamed "the shoeless ones," and manage to advance all the way to the finals before a squad of upper-class bullies hands them a defeat.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, has confessed that his recollection is, at best, hazy, at worst, non-existent.
Pele -- born Edson Arantes do Nascimento -- put the beauty into the 'beautiful' game and pioneered the bicycle kick at a time when some professional footballers probably still rode bicycles.
Pele - born Edson Arantes do Nascimento - put the beauty into the "beautiful" game and pioneered the bicycle kick at a time when some professional footballers probably still rode bicycles.
The sportsman, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time.
Le communique nous informe que: [beaucoup moins que]Le patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) se porte mieux et marche dans sa chambre.
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.
Which sportsman's real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento? 7.