Pele is the nickname of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, a Brazilian soccer player who is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time.
Pele was born on October 23, 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil.
Pele began his professional soccer career at the age of 16, signing with Santos FC in Brazil.
Pele won three World Cup titles with the Brazilian national team, in 1958, 1962, and 1970.
Pele scored over 1,000 goals in his career, including 77 goals in 92 appearances for the Brazilian national team.
Pele was the first player to score in four different World Cup tournaments.
In addition to his success on the field, Pele also had a successful career as a spokesperson and philanthropist.
Pele was awarded the International Peace Award in 1978 for his efforts to promote peace and understanding through sports.
Pele was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1998.
In 1999, the International Olympic Committee named Pele one of the 125 greatest athletes of the 20th century.