Career Of Pele
Pele is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. He began his career with Santos at the age of 15 and went on to score an incredible 1,279 goals in 1,363 games.
He also won three FIFA World Cups with Brazil, in 1958, 1962, and 1970. Here we take a look at the life and career of this legendary footballer.
Now we will take a look at the career of pele.
Early Life and Education
In Três Corações, Brazil on October 23, 1940, Pele was born. His given name is Edison Arantes do Nascimento, but he is better known by his nickname “Pele”.
Pele’s father was a semi-professional soccer player and he introduced his son to the sport at an early age. Pele began playing organized soccer when he was six years old.
As a young boy, Pele showed great promise as a soccer player. At age 10, he was drafted by Santos FC, one of the most popular professional soccer teams in Brazil.
Santos FC had originally intended to wait until Pele turned 14 before signing him to a contract, but they were so impressed with his skills that they decided to sign him immediately.
Pele made his debut for Santos FC in 1956. He scored his first goal for the team in 1957. By the time he was 17 years old, Pele had helped Santos FC win two consecutive Campeonato Paulista championships (the top-level soccer league in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state).
In 1958, he helped lead Santos FC to victory in the Campeonato Brasileiro (the top-level soccer league in Brazil).
Start of career
Pele’s career began in Santos, Brazil at the age of 15. He quickly made a name for himself as a talented young player and was soon called up to the Brazil national team.
Pele won his first World Cup with Brazil in 1958, at the age of just 17. He went on to win two more World Cups, in 1962 and 1970, becoming the only player ever to do so.
Pele retired from international football in 1977, after scoring a total of 1,279 goals in 1,363 games.
Peak of career
Pele’s career reached its peak in the 1960s and 1970s. He was at his best during this time, winning three World Cups and becoming the all-time leading scorer in the history of the sport.
Pele was also named FIFA World Player of the Century in 1999, an honor that is given to the best player of the 20th century.
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in history, and his accomplishments on the field are matched by a few others.
In his storied career, Pele won several individual and team honors. He was named FIFA World Player of the Century in 1999 and was inducted into the FIFA World Cup Hall of Fame in 2005. Pele is also a member of the International Olympic Committee and was inducted into the U.S.
At the club level, Pele won numerous titles with Santos, including six Campeonato Paulista championships and two Copa Libertadores titles.
He also helped lead Santos to victory in the 1962 Intercontinental Cup. After moving to the New York Cosmos in 1975, Pele won another NASL championship in 1977.
In total, Pele scored 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, a record that stands to this day. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, and his legacy continues to inspire young footballers around the world.
Awards and records
Pele’s honors include three FIFA World Cups, FIFA World Player of the Century, and induction into the FIFA World Cup Hall of Fame.
At the club level, Pele won titles with Santos and the New York Cosmos. He is also the all-time leading scorer in the history of the sport with 1,279 goals.
On November 25, 2020, Pelé died at the age of 77 in São Paulo, Brazil, from renal failure. He was hospitalized on November 19 due to a urinary tract infection.
Pelé’s death was met with an outpouring of grief from the football world.
Many footballers and other athletes took to social media to share their condolences. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro declared three days of national mourning.
Pelé was buried at Brooklin Cemetery in his hometown of São Paulo on December 3, 2020.