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Simply he was, and for many people still is, the greatest football player of the world. Not a single thing was impossible for him: he won three World Cup with his National Team of Brazil (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970). He scored more than 1.200 goals during his long career (more than 1.300 official matches). He also won many national Leagues and Continental Cup ("Copa Libertadores"), with his team, the Santos Futebol Clube (of Brazilian 'São Paulo' State). In the Sixties he was nick-named "O Rei" (The King) and in the Seventies 95 peoples out of 100 knew his name. ("Wow, man, you're popular!" said Robert Redford, some years ago, after seeing Pelé give dozens of autographs in New York while he was not asked for one). In the late 1960's, when he and his team, Santos, went to Nigeria to play a few friendly matches, the ongoing civil war stopped for the duration of his visit. He finished his career in the New York Cosmos, in 1977. Now he is a United Nation's Ambassador and has been also Minister for Sports in his country, but, for the people who saw him make magics with his right foot, he is, now and forever, the biggest footballer in the world, and the one and only "King".  See full bio on IMDb »

Pele -- Too Sick for OIympics ... Pulls Out of Opening Ceremony

Too Sick for Olympics ... Pulls Out of Opening Ceremony

Soccer legend Pele will NOT attend Friday's Olympic Opening Ceremony in Brazil due to health issues.  READ MORE >

Pele -- World Cup Medal Sells For $500k!!

World Cup Medal Sells For $500k!!

Pele's personal treasures are selling for INSANELY HIGH PRICES -- with his medal from the 1970 World Cup getting a winning bid of ... $500,000!!!!! The medal was part of an incredible collection… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Pele -- OId Balls Up for Grabs ... But They Ain't Cheap! (PHOTOS)

Old Balls Up for Grabs ... But They Ain't Cheap!

Wanna own a piece of soccer history? Better check your bank account ...  Soccer legend Pele is auctioning off some of his most prized possessions -- from record-breaking soccer balls to game… READ MORE >

- 147 days ago
Pele -- Praises U.S. Soccer ... 'Almost Same Level Of Europe' (VIDEO)

Praises U.S. Soccer 'Almost Same Level Of Europe'

The level of soccer in the U.S. is getting dangerously close to the elite leagues in Europe ... so says the greatest player of all time, Pele.  TMZ Sports spoke with the Brazilian soccer… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Soccer Legend Gary Lineker -- Ronaldo Is GREATER Than Pele

Soccer Legend Gary Lineker
Ronaldo Is GREATER Than Pele Ever Was

Gary Lineker is a soccer legend -- he's even been enshrined in England's Football Hall of Fame -- which is why it's a little shocking that someone with his experience and soccer knowledge believes… READ MORE >

- 1177 days ago

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