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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).

Pelé

(ˈpɛleɪ)
n
(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
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PELE: [Former England captain] Bobby Moore was the best defender I have ever played against.
Pele, the three-time World Cup winner for Brazil and scorer of more than a thousand goals in his phenomenal career, has now become Emirates' global ambassador.
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At 15, Pele's skills had improved enough that he made the Brazilian professional team Santos.
on Pele's mum Joan, 64, said: "He was well-known really because of his character.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, is celebrating his 70th birthday.
Pele' is world renowned as the best soccer player of all time.
Pele's spokesman said he was only admitted as a "precautionary measure", In 2016, he had to pull out of the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics because of muscle pains.
A representative for Pele in Brazil could not immediately be reached for comment.