the world's greatest football player who gave new direction to
established himself as a highly respected football player, called as
'Football King'. The Brazilian football team achieved great success in
international football under the captaincy of Pele.
was born in 1940 in
Brazil. He belonged to a
poor Negro family. From his childhood, he showed no interest in
studies, but he
was deeply interested in sports. Pele played the first match of his
life as a
member of the Santos Club team.
match, he scored
his first goal. This
match inspired him to become a world-class football player. Since then,
never looked back and became the topmost football player. At the age of
sixteen, Pele was first included in the national football team of
put his heart and soul into the game. Soon Pele climbed great heights
success in football.
scored his 1000th
goal in 1969.
Pele displayed his patriotic feelings when he stayed away from the
of big money offers from Italy and Algeria as his country Brazil was
to his heart. In 1970 World Cup Football, Pele who was also called the
Diamond was honoured with gold medal.
national and international
honours in recognition of his excellent service to football. Pele bade
to football and the world of sports at Maracana stadium, Rio de
he remained active in the arena of football as an advisor.
established a football academy to train the
budding footballers of his country, Brazil. Thus, Pele is not only a
football player of Brazil but also a game advisor and patriot of his