Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛtsõ (w)ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu]), better kent as Pelé (Brazilian Portuguese: [pe̞ˈlɛ], name gien as Edison on birth certificate, born 23 October 1940; deed 29 December 2022),[1] wis a Brazilian fitbawer.

Pelé in 1970
BornEdson Arantes do Nascimento[1]
23 October 1940(1940-10-23)[1]
Três Corações, Brazil
Dee'd29 December 2022 (aged 82)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
ThriftFitbawer (retired), humanitarian
Hicht1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hauf-marrae(s)Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi (m. 1966–1982)
Assíria Lemos Seixas (m. 1994)
Pairtner(s)Xuxa (1981–86)
PawrentsDondinho, Dona Celeste Arantes
Personal information
Fou name Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Date o birth 23 October 1940(1940-10-23)
Place o birth Três Corações, Brazil
Hicht 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playin poseetion Forrit[2][3][4][5]
Attackin midfielder[6][7][8][9][10]
Hauflin career
1953–1956 Bauru
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1974 Santos 638 (619)
1975–1977 New York Cosmos[11] 56 (31)
Total 694 (650)
Naitional team
1957–1971 Brazil 92 (77)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly

References eedit

  1. a b c Offeecial forename an birth date, as written on his birth certificate, are "Edison" an "21 October 1940":


    CERTIFICO que sob o n° 7.095 às fls. 123 do livro n° 21-A de Registro de Nascimento consta o assento de Edison Arantes do Nascimento nascido aos vinte e um (21) outubro de mil novecentos e quarenta (1940) às 03 horas e --- minutos em esta Cidade de Três Corações sexo masculino filho de João Ramos do Nascimento e de Celeste Arantes

    Houever, Pelé haes always maintained that those are mistakes, that he was actually named Edson an that he wis born on 23 October 1940.

    Pelé; Orlando Duarte; Alex Bellos (2006). Pelé : the autobiography. London: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7432-7582-8. Retrieved 2 October 2010. Shortly before I came along, there was another arrival in Três Corações: electricity. In order to celebrate this great improvement to our daily lives, Dondinho named me Edson, a tribute to Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb. In fact, on my birth certificate I am actually called Edison with an 'i', a mistake that persists to this day. I'm Edson with no 'i', but to my eternal annoyance quite often the 'i' appears on official or personal documents and time after time I have to explain why. As if that wasn't confusing enough, they got the date wrong on my birth certificate as well – it says 21 October. I'm not sure how this came about; probably because in Brazil we're not so fussy about accuracy. This is another mistake that carries on to this day. When I took out my first passport, the date was put in as 21 October and each time I have renewed it the date has stayed the same.

  2. "Pelé and Maradona - two very different number tens" Archived 2015-04-28 at the Wayback Machine. FIFA.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012
  3. Arantes, Edson (2007). My Life and the Beautiful Game: The Autobiography of Pele. Skyhorse Publishing. p. 108,. ISBN 1602391963.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  4. "The Great Creators" Archived 2014-07-02 at the Wayback Machine. FIFA.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012
  5. "Pele edges Eusebio as Santos defend title" Archived 2015-04-28 at the Wayback Machine. FIFA.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012
  6. Pelé: The Autobiography. London: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. 2006. p. 41,. ISBN 978-1416511212.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. "Santos profile: Pele" Archived 2013-09-23 at the Wayback Machine. Santos Futbol Clube. Retrieved 14 October 2012
  8. "Attacking midfielder/‘Hole’ player" . Talk Football. Retrieved 14 October 2012
  9. Pele: Xavi Archived 2014-07-02 at the Wayback Machine. FIFA.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012
  10. Quand Pelé rêvait d'être Xavi Archived 2014-10-13 at the Wayback Machine. L'equipe. Retrieved 14 October 2012
  11. "NASL Player Profile – Pele". Nasljerseys.com. Retrieved 12 Juin 2010.