Accomplishments and Importance
Pelé was, in his time, probably the most famous and possibly the best-paid athlete in the world.
He was born in Brazil and was a soccer player for the Brazilian national team. He won three World Cup championships (1958, 1962, 1970).
Pelé was declared a national treasure by the Brazilian government in order to ware off large offers from European clubs.
Pelé connects to the 8 theme of power and authority. He connects to this theme because he was considered a national treasure to Brazil. This shows how powerful and important he was.
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." -Pelé
"Pele." Britannica School, 2017. Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.