PELE. Brazilian national hero. 1958 World Cup sensation. Cosmos star. Noted Sao Paulo-born athlete. Soccer superstar. Soccer great born Edson Arantes. Brazilian booter. 17-year-old sensation at the 1958 World Cup.
Brazilian soccer hero Pele He had surgery to remove the tumor from his right colon last Saturday, he announced on social media on Monday. The surgery news follows Pele’s denial of reports of fainting last week when he said he was healthy and undergoing regular inspections.
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Pele is often considered the master of the game, and in Brazil is a national hero. This incredible soccer player is thought to be one of the greatest soccer players of all time. In 2000, he was awarded Player of the Century, to stand alongside his many other great achievements. Whilst Pele was playing he won three World Cups with Brazil, scored 1243 goals in his career and 12 out of the 14 World cup goals.
Pele: Birth of a Legend: Directed by Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist. With Kevin de Paula, Leonardo Lima Carvalho, Seu Jorge, Mariana Nunes. Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.
Garrincha - The Triumph and Tragedy of Brazil's Forgotten Footballing Hero. " Like a curupira, the demon of rural folklore whose feet were back to front, he was crafty, mischievous and impossible to catch ".
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Garrincha - Brazil's Forgotten Football Hero:He is regarded as one of the best dribblers in football history. In the Estádio do Maracanã the home changing ro...
A teenage Pele scored Brazil's lone goal in its quarterfinal win, notched a hat-trick in the semifinals against France, then netted two more goals in a 5-2 victory over Sweden in the final. Brazil...
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, debuted for the Brazilian national football (soccer) team in 1957 at age 16. He scored a hat trick in the 1958 World Cup semifinal against France and two goals in the victory over Sweden in the championship game. Afterward the Brazilian government declared him a national treasure.
Carlos Alberto, the man who captained the Brazil team often described as soccer’s greatest ever to victory at the 1970 World Cup, died Tuesday at age 72. FIFA, world football’s governing body ...