The Sentinel


Dec 30, 2022
Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born on 23 October 1940, in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The origin of the name, “Pelé” for Edson was a mistakable one when he, as a young kid, misspoke the name of his favourite goalkeeper, Bilé
Even though his father was a footballer, poverty struck them from the beginning and Pele had to grow up facing financial limitations.
In 1956, Pele was picked up by the Santos Football Club. He was positioned at the inside left forward.
He scored 643 goals for the club which happened to be the most for a Football Club until Lionel Messi broke his record in 2020.
Pele was picked up by the national Football team of his nation, Brazil.
He played with them in FIFA World Cup 1958 at the very age of 17 years and won
At the age of 16, Pele played his first international match for the national team of Brazil in 1957.
In 1958 World Cup, he was the youngest player ever to participate in a World Cup.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento has had a very tortuous personal life where he had been married thrice and has had a lot of relationships
Pele has had health issues throughout his life. However, he has always been very grateful for his body and the way his health has been in good times.
At the age of 82, Pelé a three-time world cup champion who is largely considered to be one of the best players ever has died