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Pelé


Born
in Três Corações, Brazil
October 23, 1940

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Edison Arantes do Nascimento, KBE, best known by his nickname Pelé, is a Brazilian football player. He was given the title of Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. Time magazine listed Pelé as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century. While his birth certificate shows his first name as Edison (after Thomas Edison), he prefers to call himself Edson, but it is as Pelé that he has become a sporting legend.

In his native Brazil, Pelé is hailed as a national hero. He is known for his accomplishments and contributions to the game of football in addition to being officially declared football ambassador of the world by FIFA and a national treasure by the Brazilian government. He is also acknowledged for his v
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Average rating: 4.09 · 2,863 ratings · 244 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pelé: The Autobiography

3.95 avg rating — 1,516 ratings — published 1977 — 17 editions
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Why Soccer Matters

4.27 avg rating — 979 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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Pele: My Life And The Beaut...

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4.05 avg rating — 155 ratings16 editions
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For the Love of Soccer!

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4.15 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Pele: My Life In Pictures

4.61 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Mi Legado

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings
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Learning Soccer with Pelé

4.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Play Football With Pelé

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4.70 avg rating — 10 ratings2 editions
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The World Cup Murder (Marcu...

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4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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World of Reading For the Lo...

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“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
Pele

“A penalty is a cowardly way to score.”
Pelé, Pele: The Autobiography

“Everything is practice.”
Pele

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