Pelé: Info, Teams, Titles Won and Stats
Soccer profile of Pelé including teams where he played, tournaments and cups won, National Team, games and goals scored by this outstanding player.
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|Full name:||Edson Arantes do Nascimento|
|Born Date:||October 23, 1940|
|Place of birth:||Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Nickname:||Pelé, O Rei (The King), The Black Pearl|
1957 to 1971
Brazil (Senior National Team)
In what teams did Pelé play?:
1956 to 1974
1975 to 1977
New York Cosmos (USA)
|* 1 - includes games and goals in regional tournaments Paulista and Rio-Sao Paulo.
National Team Tournaments: 3
- World Cup: (3) 1958, 1962, 1970
National Tournaments and Cups: 7
Pele played 91 matches and scored 77 goals for Brazil National Team.
Pelé is in third place in the list of all-time top scorers in World Cup play, with 12 goals, and he is the only player who has been on a team that won three World Cups. He ended his career with a total of 1281 goals out of 1363 games, becoming one of the most prolific goal scorers ever.
He was voted athlete of the century by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1999. He is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
Other interesting information:
Pelé was completely two-footed, a clinical finisher, highly skilled at dribbling and passing, and a remarkably good tackler for a forward.
Pelé started his football career in Santos in 1956, at the age of 15, and played in his first international match only ten months later. Ever loyal to his local club, he stayed with Santos for his entire career. In 1958, Pelé became the youngest ever World Cup winner in Sweden at 17.
He played his last game as a professional on October 1, 1977 in front of a capacity crowd at Giants Stadium against his old club, Santos; he played the first half with the Cosmos and the second half with Santos.