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Pe·lé(pā′lā) Originally Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Born 1940.
Brazilian soccer player who led his national team to three World Cup championships (1958, 1962, and 1970). He later played for the New York Cosmos (1975-1977).
(Biography) real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento. born 1940, Brazilian footballer: scored 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil (1957–71) and was in the teams that won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970; awarded an honorary knighthood in 1997