1.Full name: Edson Arantes do Nascimento
2.Date of birth: 23 October 1940
3.Place of birth: Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.Pele scored a total of 1,283 first-class goals, including 77 for Brazil.
5. He won three World Cups, two World Club Championships and nine Sao Paulo State Championships.
6. Pele was signed by Santos when he was 15. He scored four goals on his league debut in a match against FC Corinthians on September 7, 1956.
7.Since April 1994 Pelé has been married to psychologist and gospel singer Assíria Lemos Seixas
8. In Brazil he is often called “Pérola Negra”, which means Black Pearl.
9.Pele scored 92 hat-tricks, and scored four goals on 31 occasions, five on six occasions, and once scored eight in one match
10.On 1 October 1977, Brazilian legend Pele, then aged 36, retired from professional football with an exhibition game for New York Cosmos against his former Brazilian side Santos