Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) is a retired Brazilian football player. He played as a forward and as an attacking midfielder for Santos, New York Cosmos and the national team of Brazil.
During his career, he scored 1281 goals in 1363 games and he was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in football.
He won 3 FIFA World Cups with Brazil, as well as many Best Player Awards.
He is widely regarded as the best footballer of all time and he became a pop culture icon. He has been named "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee and many sport magazines around the world.
He was appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1995.
His Personal Life
He has been married 3 times and he has 6 children. He was also in a 5-year relationship during the 1980's with TV presenter Xuxa.
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Pelé is a famous Brazilian football player, who was born on October 23, 1940. As a person born on this date, Pelé is listed in our database as the 10th most popular celebrity for the day (October 23) and the 8th most popular for the year (1940).
People born on October 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Pelé is the 138th most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Pelé's birthday, Pelé is the 9th most famous Brazilian.
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