Happy Birthday, PELE! (23 October 1940)
October 23, 2007 3:05am CST
All right everybody, it's time to stop whatever it is you're doing and pay an homage to probably the greatest football player that ever existed! Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Order of the British Empire (born October 23, 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil), best known by his nickname Pelé, is a former Brazilian football player, considered possibly the greatest footballer ever. He was given the title of Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and jointly received a FIFA award for the greatest player in the history of the game, along with another legend Diego Maradona. In his native Brazil, Pelé is hailed as a national hero. He is known for his accomplishments and contribution to the game, in addition to being officially declared the football ambassador of the world by FIFA and a national treasure by the Brazilian government. He is also acknowledged for his vocal support of policies to improve the social conditions of the poor (when he scored his 1,000th goal he dedicated it to the poor children of Brazil). During his career, he became known as "The King of Football" (O Rei do Futebol) or simply "The King Pelé" (O Rei Pelé). He is also a member of the American National Soccer Hall of Fame.
23 Oct 07
happy birthday pele this is true he is a king.he is build up to football and so many footballer learn how play football.soo he has a great carrier and great life.he was be a retired in football but he only act like a footballer not like others(offcourse diego armando maradona).viva O Rei Pele thanks for this topic stvasile. i don t know when pele born