Edison Arantes do Nascimento “Pele” King of Soccer
Who is He??? • He is one of the World’s best soccer players. • He is known for bringing a different style of soccer then just passing the ball and shooting at net. • He is the King of Soccer
Early Life • He was born on October 23, 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil. • His real name is Edison Arantes do Nascimento • His name Pele came to be because he miss pronounce his favorite soccer players name which was Bile • Originally his nick name was Dico
Beginning of his Carrier • In 1956 some guy call Brito took Pele to a professional soccer team call Santos. • He started to play at the age of 15 and people said “he would be the greatest soccer player in the world” cause of his age. • Pele made his debut on September 7, 1956 scoring one goal in a victory over Corinthias 7-1.
Playing with Brazil • Pele started to play with Brazil at the age of 16. • His first International match was against Argentina on July 7, 1957. • He scored his first goal with Brazil that day and made him the youngest player to score an international goal.
World Cups • Pele made 4 appearances in the world cup with Brazil, In the years 1958,1962,1966, and 1970. • He won the world cup 3 times in the years 1958,1962, and 1970. • His biggest win was the final in 1970 beating Italy 4-1 and being lifted by the people with world cup .
Santos/ New York Cosmos • He won 25 cups with Santos by the end of his carrier with Santos. • He scored more than 1 thousand goals. • The played two seasons with the New York Cosmos and won the cup the second season he played.
Individual Awards • Pele won many individual awards like the FIFA golden ball in the world cup of 1970. • But the Awards that made him stand out the most is the FIFA, UNICEF and IFFHS soccer player of the century. • He was also inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame
After Soccer. • He was name “Extraordinary Minister of Sports” and he was appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. • He also dedicated him self to an acting carrier filming many documentaries about him and other type of TV shows for Brazil.
Links Use • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel%C3%A9