Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Have you heard of...............Edson Arantes Di Nascimento



Hello Wednesday still Wednesday morning here for another16 minutes, I did not want to get up this morning but of course staying in bed was out of the question. So it is have you heard of day and today I am asking if you have heard of Edson Arantes Di Nascimento....yes/no.....I have heard of him when I was watching “The Chase” but know nothing about him.

Anyway he was a football player aka soccer player, he was better known as Pelé, he was a Brazilian and considered the greatest World Cup player of all time, his Brazilian team won three World Cups, although he missed one of the finals through injury.

He scored twelve goals in finals tournaments, his first against Wales in 1958, He started club football with Santos at just 15yrs of age and played for Brazil at 16yrs of age, when he scored after just ten minutes against Argentina.

He scored his first thousand goals in only 909 games, at the end of his career he played for New York Cosmos in the U S A. In his last game against his old club Santos he played for both sides during the match and he scored, of course.

In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award. That same year, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful league goal-scorer in the world, scoring 1281 goals in 1363 games, which included unofficial friendlies and tour games. During his playing days, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world.

8 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jo-Anne ... I didn't know he was called that ... but interesting to me ... as we play soccer in Britain and Europe ... cheers Hilary

Rita said...

I didn't know his real name but even I ha e heard of Pele and I don't follow any sports--LOL!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Never heard of him at all.

Dee said...

Dear Jo-Anne, yes, I can so remember Pele. He was a great athlete and inspired so many young men . . . and now young women. Thanks for reminding me! Peace.

CWMartin said...

This might sound like a fib, but I knew I ran across that name recently. You see, I read Brittanica at dinner (by myself) and I'm in the Ps...

Karen @BakingInATornado said...

I was going to say that I'd never heard of him until I read a little further in your post and saw that he was known as Pele. I definitely had heard of Pele, he was well known.

Janie Junebug said...

As soon as I saw the photo I knew it was Pele, but I didn't remember his real name.

Love,
Janie

Quirky Homemaker G said...

I've heard of Pele, but never knew his real name. I also never knew any of those stats about him.

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