Pelé By: Hannah santosus

Pelé was born on October 23, 1940 in Brazil. He was named Edson Arantes do Nascimento and we soon be known as the greatest soccer player in the world.

Brazil, Where Pelé was born and raised.

Pele first made his debut in 1957, when he was 16. He had been playing soccer with small teams, but was ready to become something special. This then lead to his team winning the World Cup in 1958.

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

After winning his first World Cup, Pelé went on to be a soccer player that everybody would alwasy remember. After 1058, Pelé won two more World Cups in 1962 and 1970.

He never gave up.

Even with all this winning, Pelé had some downfalls. In the 1966 World Cup, Pelé and his team were disqualified in the first round. This even made Pelé wonder about retiring from the World Cup, but he stood his ground and won in 1970.

Out of all of the eight themes of world history, Pelé is tied most with cultural interaction. This is because Pelé helped shape soccer to an important sport. He invented new moves, invited new players, and brought perseverance to the field.

He won many world cups and always invited people young through old to play soccer. He was an inspiration to many and encouraged anyone to give it their all.

"Pelé." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Aug. 2009. school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Pel%C3%A9/58992. Accessed 10 Feb. 2017.

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