Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pele is an athlete who is named after Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pele, his family called “Dico”, who scored 1281 goals, a very difficult sign of a break, and named him one of the best footballers in the world.
Pele came to the world on October 23, 1940 as a child of Dondinho and Celeste Nascimento couple in a very poor family in Três Corações, Brazil. Pele’s first team was Bauru Atletic, a former footballer who started playing soccer with his father, who had to leave football because of breaking his leg.
When he was not playing football, he used shoes to help his family. At the age of 11, Pele, who was discovered by Waldemar de Brito, one of the country’s leading footballers, took him to Sao Paulo and introduced him to Santos coach. Pele moved to Santos Club, where he was transferred in 1956, and was impressed with his first game against Corinthians.
At the age of 17, Pele went to the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, where he played for the successful football he had shown during his time, and started to take part in the first eleven of the national team. Pele, who scored 2 goals in the 5-2 match that gave Brazil the first cup, was fascinated with 6 goals scored throughout the tournament. Pele went to Chile with the national team in 1962 for the World Cup, which experienced and followed the first world championship experience in the national team in 1958. He was injured in the first game he played and was excluded from the team.
In 1966 at the World Cup in England, Pele, a victim of bulletproof defenses by Bulgarian and Portuguese defenders, did not lose much, despite completing the cup with injuries.
At the finals in Mexico in the 1970s, Pele, 29, printed the name of the 100th goal of the Brazilian National Team in the World Cups, defeating Italy with a 4-1 score and bringing the Third World Cup to Brazil.
Pele, who had been given a formal treasure to the Brazilian government himself in order to be scooped by the big European teams at record rates and not to leave the country, went to the North American Football League’s New York Cosmos Club the following year.
With a $ 7 million contract for 3 years, when Cosmo’s sweats his Cosmos form, this spore of millions of Americans began to get interested in Pele, the highest paid actor in American ligature, playing football in the country.
Pele, who has won 3 World Cups throughout his career, has scored 65 goals in 111 games under the Cosmos form he wore between 1975 and 1977, while he recorded 1124 goals in 1265 games played between 1956 and 1974 in Santos.
Between 1956 and 1971, Pele wore the Brazil National Team form and scored an average goal in every national game he played. Pele keeps 97 world records with 97 goals scored in his international hat-trick and international matches.
Pele, who scored 1280 goals in 1360 matches during his football career, follows this record with 1329 goals, Arthur Friedenreich, who is Brazilian like himself.
Pele, who has been shown as the greatest footballer of the world’s past, ended his football career in 1977.