Edson Arantes do Nascimento is the birth name of the late Brazilian football legend, Pele. Edson Arantes got the name Pele in his early years after he mispronounced the name of the former goalkeeper of Vasco de Gama, Bile as Pele.
Pele was born on the 23rd of October 1940 in the state of Mina Gerais, Brazil.
Pele passed away on the 29th of December, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil after a long battle with colon cancer. Pele was 80 years old by the time of his death.
Pele Football Career
Pele was very passionate about football from a very young age. His football career began at the age of 15 and consequently played for the brazillian football team at the age of 16. Throughout his career, he won three world cups amongst other championships. Pele holds the record for the most goals scored in football with a record number of 1,279. His career ended in 1977 after 24 years of playing.
Pele Wife and Children
Pele was married three times, with his last marriage ending in 1982. Pele has seven children from his 3 marriages.