Edson Arantes Nascimento, Pele By declan

Early Childhood of Pele.

Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (Pele) was born on October 23, 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil. Pele was named after Thomas Edison. His parents were João Ramos and Dona Celeste and he had two siblings Zeca Nascimento and Maria Luica Nascimento. Joao Ramos was a soccer player who didn't make much money but Pele looked up to him play soccer like his dad.


Pele's education was not very strong. My resources said he dropped out of elementary at 4th grade. There is a record of him going to college. Pele went to Metropolitan University of Santos for college. Since Pele went to college he must have had more schooling some where, either home schooled or some public schools.

Adult Life

Pele had multiple wives Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi, was his first wife from 1966–1982, Assíria Nascimento is his ex wife from 1994–2008, and he got married to Marcia Aoki in 2016. Pele had 8 children Edson Cholbi Nascimento, Kelly Cristina Nascimento, Joshua Nascimento, Flávia Christina Kurtz Nascimento, Sandra Regina Arantes do Nascimento, Jennifer Nascimento, and Celeste Nascimento. Pele was a Brazilian professional footballer player and he is the ambassador for UNICEF. He has served as Brazil's Extraordinary Minister for Sport for Brazil and a United Nations ambassador for ecology and the environment. Pele was most famous for being an amazing soccer player and winning the world cup and scoring five goals on the Brazilian professional football team when he was only 17.

Major accomplishments

World Cup Trophy

Pele helped the Brazil’s national soccer team win in 1958 shortly after that he became a national treasure to Brazil. In the late 1960s, the two factions in the Nigerian Civil War agreed to a 48-hour ceasefire so they could watch Pelé played in an exhibition game in Lagos. The 1970 World Cup win in Mexico created a triumphant return to glory for Pelé and Brazil. November 19, 1969, in front of a huge crowd of one hundred thousand people in Rio de Janeiro, Pelé scored his one thousandth goal. In 1978, Pelé was awarded the International Peace Award for his work with UNICEF. In May of 1997, he was elected Minister of Sports in Brazil his home country. On December 11, 2001, the (FIFA)Federation Internationale de Football Association, named Pelé, along with Diego Maradona, as the men's players of the century!


Major Brazilian Soccer player

To me Pele had four main accomplishments. Pele won the world cup three times and created a soccer move called the bicycle kick and was the sport ambassador for Brazil. Pele works as an ambassador for UNICEF. The biggest thing to me is that Pele created a cease fire in the Nigerian civil war so they could watch him play in a exhibition game in Lagos. He has also worked as a United Nations ambassador for ecology and the environment.


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