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Retired Brazilian football player


Edison Arantes do Nascimento, KBE, best known by his nickname Pele is a retired Brazilian football player. While his birth certificate shows his first name as Edison, it is as Pele that he has become a sporting legend. He is widely regarded by polls among football experts, former players and fans as the greatest footballer of all time.

Pele Info

Full NameEdison Arantes do Nascimento
Date of BirthOctober 21, 1940
Place of BirthTres Coracoes, Brazil
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing positionForward
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 I was born for football, like Beethoven was born for music or Michelangelo was for painting. 
— Pele / March 2012
 He (Maradona) is not a good coach, because he had a bizarre lifestyle which cannot go down well with his team, 
— Pele saying Maradona is not a good football coach because of his lifestyle / July 01, 2010
 This young German team is a pleasure to watch. It is clear to see that something has changed in German football, it was already beginning to happen at Euro 2008 (where they lost 1-0 to Spain in the final) and the youngsters Mesut Ozil and Thomas Mueller, they are like their predecessors Wolfgang Overath and Pierre Littbarski. They can dribble, deliver pinpoint passes, and produce something surprising at any moment," added Pele, who nevertheless feels that they are too young to win at this World Cup. 
— Pele on the current German squad which trashed England 4-1 in the Last 16 match in the 2010 FIFA Football world cup / July 01, 2010
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 For the public, Robinho plays a more lively type of football, attracting more attention but it's important for the Canarinha that Kaka is in good physical shape. Argentina are not good at the moment but they are used to being in the finals and England has a powerful team. 
— Pele on Brazil and Argentina's chances to win the 2010 Football World cup / March 25, 2010
 Everything is practice 
— Pele