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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • Pele could not play because he had a serious knee injury • Pele was a different race
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 • 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 • 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 • 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”