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Brazilian footballer
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Net worth 2018: $100 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Tres Coracoes, Brazil
Country: Brazilian
BirthDay: 23 October 1940
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.73 m

Pele was bornon 23 October 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil, Brazilian, is Brazilian footballer. Pele is a legendary sporting figure and an iconic soccer player who during his active years ruled the game to the point of being called the ‘King of Football’. Till date, he is widely regarded by football fans, critics, experts and players (current and retired) as the best player of all time. With his impeccable style, electrifying play and impressive performance, he scored a total of 1281 goals in 1363 games. It was his deep embedded penchant for the game and knack for scoring spectacular goals that made him a star around the world. He was praised for his exceptional heading ability, powerful shot and unbowed goal scoring. A Brazilian national team footballer and key player for the Santos club, he played a major role in every game he played. While at field, he gave his hundred per cent to every match and played like an unbeaten pro since his very first professional game. Over his career that spanned for a little over two decades, he showcased some invincible performances and catapulted the popularity of the game astronomically. Other than his spectacular showmanship on the field, Pele is regarded as the ultimate humanitarian as well, for he has raised his voice to enhance the living standard and social conditions of the poor, a number of times. In his active years, he created numerous records, some of which till date remain undefeated and unaltered. To know more about this celebrated footballer, scroll further.


$100 Million


In 1995, he was appointed as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador


In 1994, he married psychologist and gospel singer Assíria Lemos Seixas


Post the hugely successful soccer career, he was appointed as a UN ambassador for ecology and the environment in 1992


From 1981 until 1986, he was romantically involved with Xuxa, whom, he aided to become a model


Officially his last game was on October 1, 1977, an exhibition match between Cosmos and Santos


In 1976, he emerged from the semi-retirement by signing a contract with New York Cosmos


As for his club years, 1974 season was his 19th and last season that he played for Santos before retiring


Pele’s last international match was against Yugoslavia on July 18, 1971 in Rio de Janeiro


The 1970 World Cup was the last World Cup in which Pele participated


The 1966 World Cup brought much pain for Pele as he was injured due to the persistent fouling by the Bulgarians


Post the wins recorded in 1964 and 1965, the club’s steep climb upwards rebounded and so did his contribution in the club


Year 1963 replicated the success of the previous year as Santos became the successful defending champions of the Copa Libertadores


As for the 1962 World Cup, despite much hype and hoopla, injury took the better off him as he remained out for most of the tournament


His dream run of success was shortly halted as Santos were unable to retain their Paulista title in 1959, but continued with full force in 1960 as he displayed extraordinary performance on the field thereby helping Santos regain the title


He became the youngest ever soccer player to score a World Cup goal, when he scored a goal against Wales in 1958 World Cup


He played his first international game in July 1957 against Argentina


Pele signed a contract in June 1956 and played his first professional game in September


He led the team to three consecutive victories from 1954 to 1956


He scored his 1000th goal against Vasco da Gama from a penalty kick at the Maracana Stadium in 1969

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