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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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Now that he's about to become a 'kuya' (older brother), little Pele is hoping for a baby sister.
Tonight, he will be unveiling the Pele Collection at Northumbria University.
Paul Gascoigne also spoke at the Arena and it was Gascoigne's agent who alerted Griffiths that Pele was available.
The winners' trophy was handed over to the winning captain by Pele.
Pele is considered the historical scorer for Brazil national football team with a record of 77 goals in 92 games, and on the local level, he led his team at Santos to the Copa Libertadores title in 1962 and 1963.
We are delighted to enter into this MOU with SKN," Pele president Al Shefsky said in a news release.
I later had the remarkable pleasure of hosting Pele in the BBC's London studios when a brief business trip to the capital gave him the opportunity to appear at short notice as a pundit on Match Of The Day.
Pele est lucide et s'alimente bien, a de bonnes conditions hemodynamiques et respiratoires.
Earlier on Saturday the hospital released a statement saying Pele would be taken off dialysis on Sunday.
But with an appeal in the pipeline, Pele believes the governing body was well within its rights to make an example of Suarez.