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Pele. The King of Soccer. Birthplace/Dates of life. Pele was born on October 23, 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil Pele is still alive at the age of 66 years old . Pele was born here. Early Childhood. Dad\'s name is Dondhino His mom made very little money

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Pele

The King of Soccer

birthplace dates of life
Birthplace/Dates of life
  • Pele was born on October 23, 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil
  • Pele is still alive at the age of 66 years old

Pele was born here

early childhood
Early Childhood
  • Dad\'s name is Dondhino
  • His mom made very little money
  • His mom didn\'t want him to play soccer because his dad played and made very little money
  • Pele\'s dad played on a team called the Shoeless Ones –This was his first team he played on
middle childhood early adult life
Middle Childhood/Early Adult life
  • When Pele was 14 he had a knee injury and couldn\'t play till he was 17
  • At the age of 21 he was rated best player of the world
  • On Pele\'s extra time he played soccer on the street
family life
Family Life
  • Pele married Rosemarie in 1966
  • Pele had 3 children with Rosemarie
  • Divorced Rosemarie in 1986
  • Remarried to Assiria in 1994
  • Pele had 2 children with Assiria
  • Also he had a daughter who died at the of 42
obstacles pele had to overcome
Obstacles Pele had to overcome
  • Pele could not play because he had a serious knee injury
  • Pele was a different race
important accomplishments awards
Important Accomplishments/Awards
  • When he was 21 was rated the best player of the whole world
  • In 1978 Pele was given the International Peace Award
  • In 1980 he was named athlete of the century
  • In 2000 Pele was named second for the Sportsman of the Century

This is the World Cup trophy

why a hero
Why a Hero
  • Pele got the International Peace Award for being a good sport and being nice on and off the field
  • Pele joined the United Nations as an ambassador for ecology and for the environment
why do i think pele is a hero
Why do I Think Pele is a Hero
  • I think Pele is a hero because, he changed the aspect of soccer and did a lot of things to help children get better at soccer such as, he held clinics in the summer for children after he retired.
interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • Pele scored 1,222 goals in 18 years
  • Pele was the best of the Brazilian team
  • Pele\'s real name is Edson Arantes Do Nascimento
  • One of Pele\'s quotes is “I was born for soccer, just as Beethoven was born for music”
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