Biography of Pelé | Brazilian footballer.

(Edson Arantes do Nascimento; Três Corações, Brazil, 1940) Brazilian footballer. The best soccer player of all time, in the opinion of many, was rejected by the major Brazilian football clubs early in his career, until, after playing in several secondary formations, in 1956 he signed for Santos of Sao Paulo. His father had been a soccer player mediocre who retired early. While learning the trade to dominate the ball, Pelé made a living as a shoeshine boy. But at age 11 had already set in, and at 15 he came to Santos, the team of his life, after the national team of Brazil.

Between 1956 and 1974, Pelé gave the Holy true football recitals. The Black Pearl, one of the appellations that received, was a player of corpulence medium that it combined a great technical skill, a powerful shot with both legs and an unusual ability to advance. Throughout his extensive career, Pele won with his club ten Championships Paulista (being the maximum Director in eleven), five tournament Rio-São Paulo, twice the Copa Libertadores and two Intercontinental Cup in the same years (1962 and 1963), and, in 1962, the first World Championship of clubs.
Pele debuted in the Brazilian team with only seventeen years and, then, its contribution to the magic of the carioca game was key for the world title in Sweden in 1958. The incorporation of young Pelé and Garrincha launched a game art, fluid and Dominator (the so-called jogo bonito) that had very little to do with strength and pitch of the joint Anglo soccer or the improvisation of the Mediterranean.
Thus began at the world championships a bright stage, marked by the legendary figure of Pelé, who stunned the world with his game, his class, his intuition, his control of the ball and the shot. In the 1958 Sweden world, a his goal against Wales made that Brazilians are plantasen in the semifinals against France, which beat by a crushing 5-2 with three goals from Pelé. In the end, the Brazilian machine coils the hosts until the end marker at 5-2, again with three goals from Pelé.
Pele had come to Sweden World Cup as an alternate, as a garoto (LAD) which promised much, and returned with the aura that surrounds to the legends. Would soon be called O Rei (the King), nickname Pelé received in 1961 by the French press. In the coming years, Pelé would confirm his own myth, earning consideration of best player of all time to lead World Cup wins of their country in the Championships of Chile (1962) and Mexico (1970); three world titles led to the Brazilian combined the award in the first established trophy property, call Cup Jules Rimet.

After his retirement, Pelé has followed in the world of football
After obtaining all possible titles and have posted more than a thousand goals in official matches (1,284 goals in 1,363 matches, according to statistics), announced its withdrawal from the active sports in 1974. However, Pelé (whose pseudonym apparently lacking any significance) signed in 1975 by the New York Cosmos, team consisting of a set of great figures of football in order to promote the sport in the United States.
After retiring permanently in 1977, O Rei received numerous awards and recognitions, such as the international peace prize (1978) or the athlete of the century (1980). Haloed by a fame without borders, and having become the athlete better paid so far, Pelé started a relatively successful career in film as an actor (arrived to participate in the John Huston film Evasion or victoria, 1981), and in the music, as a composer of several pieces, among which is included the soundtrack complete biographical character Pelé (1977) movie.
Pelé continued also exerting an important influence in the world of football from the offices, and in 1995 he was appointed Minister of sports in Brazil, position from which prompted the so-called Pele law, which was intended to amend the legislation in the field of sports contracts between clubs and players.
Still a few postulate for the title of best player in history to figures as Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer German Dutch and Argentines Diego Armando Maradona, and already in the 21st century, Leo Messi, arguing that the high level of demand for soccer in the last few decades is not comparable to the time of O Rei. But it is undeniable that Pelé records are still imbatidos and seem unattainable; If not the greatest of all time, it was without doubt the first of the great.
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