Pele, the legendary soccer player, was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in the month of October the year 1940, and could become the most well-known soccer players who ever played this game. To his native country Brazil, he is applauded as the best footballer of all time as they call a sport by the original name there.
Pele grew up in a poor family and then earned more money which was by shining the shoes in Bauru Athletic Club. At the age of fifteen, he joined Santos FC junior teams. He was able to earn his fame and fortune through his talent on the playing field.
Pele was being considered as the national hero because of his accomplishments and the contributions to a sport of the soccer. Due to his achievements in a sport, he was formally declared by the FIFA to be the Football Ambassador in the entire world. In his career as the soccer player, Pele was also well-known as The King of the Football. He is the member of an American National Soccer Hall of the Fame.
In the country of Brazil, Pele is the national hero. Besides his accomplishments in the field, he also has been acknowledged as the football ambassador in the world by the FIFA that is being governed by the body of the international soccer. He also has used his reputation to speak about the improvement of the situations of the lowly in the society. When Pele scored the 1000th goal, he dedicated this to the lowliest children in the country of Brazil.
Pele began playing for the local club at an age of fifteen and was to his national team at the age sixteen. He obtained his very first World Cup at a young age of about seventeen. European clubs desired the chance of signing him, but Brazilian football guidelines at this time assisted Santos FC in keeping Pele signed for nearly twenty years, till 1974.
Pele actually played the position of the striker, inside the forward, and then later could be called a playmaker position. His own natural athleticism and the technique were the world-renowned, and also he was being praised for his own excellent passing and the dribbling, heading, the pace and the ever-present goals scoring.
In the year 1977, he played in the exhibition match which was between the Santos and in Cosmos. It was being played ahead of the sold-out Giants Stadium, and being seen on the TV, on the ABC’s Wide World of the Sports. At a halftime, his own number was being retired, and after a game, he then ran around a field, the American flag in one hand and the Brazilian flag to the other.
Pele is to the elite group of the famous soccer players in the worldwide, and then he was the only footballer to win the World Cup with the three different teams. Later he retired in the year 1977, Pele has after that remained the ambassador for a sport, and he has also taken to some commercial ventures and the acting roles.
Though he was the first of all time the famous soccer players, he had some demanding times off a field. He married in the year 1966 and he had three children with the then-wife Rosemeri dos Reis Cholby, but they then divorced in the year 1978. He then remarried in the year 1994 to Assiria Lemos Seixas. She then gave birth in the year 1996 to the twins, conceived through the fertility treatments.