Pelé

Pelé

Football (soccer) player
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Pelé

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award. That same year, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful domestic league goal-scorer in football history scoring 650 goals in 694 League matches, and in total 1281 goals in 1363 games, which included unofficial friendlies and is a Guinness World Record. During his playing days, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world.

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Full name at birth
Edison Arantes do Nascimento
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23 October 1940
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Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Footballer
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5' 7¾" (172 cm)
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$100,000,000 USD
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