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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 winners' trophy was handed over to the winning captain by Pele.
Sarah Manghan, gallery manager for Castle Fine Art, Newcastle, said: "On his 75th birthday, our new collection celebrates the international sporting icon that is Pele.
In 2013, Pele was awarded the honorary Ballon d'Or by the International Football Federation FIFA.
With more than 1,280 career goals, and an unequalled three World Cup titles during his playing career, Pele is considered by many the greatest football player of all time.
Dieu vivant au Bresil, Pele a recu la semaine derniere des messages de soutien d'anciens coequipiers de la Selecao, mais aussi du president de la Fifa Joseph Blatter et de l'ancien international allemand Franz Beckenbauer.
However, for me the brilliance of Pele, clad in his vibrant yellow top, blue shorts and white socks, illuminated my TV screen and touched me in a manner that can only be described as being akin to a "Road to Damascus" experience.
A national newspaper reporter wrote: "In the first half Pele did some magnificent things while managing to look as if he was not really trying.
He's a great player and he will bounce back," Pele added.
According to the BBC, Pele said that he would prefer Brazil face Uruguay, and then they would have the revenge.
The only concern the Sports Trading Club has with its record $26 million wager that Brazil will not win the World Cup, is the fact that it has to overcome the Brazilian legend Pele and history.
Soccer legend Pele became a victim of celebrity death hoax on Friday after CNN's New Day morning show tweeted that the 74-year-old Brazilian passed away without mentioning the cause of death.