Interesting Facts About Pele That You Probably Didn’t Know


Interesting Facts About Pele That You Probably Didn’t Know

Pele is one of the most renowned Brazilian footballers in the world. He has impressed and inspired countless fans all over the world. Everyone knows that he has been the best footballer of all time but there are a few things about this fabulous athlete that many of us are unaware of. This article talks about the lesser-known aspects of his personality, football facts, life, and more.

Pele Named After Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was the first scientist to invent the lightbulb. This young Edson “Pele” showed abundant invention in his career. With his exemplary football skills, he had ignited the minds of several football fans in the world.

Interesting Facts About Pele That You Probably Didn’t Know
Interesting Facts About Pele That You Probably Didn’t Know

Pele’s Assurance To His Father

After the defeat of Brazil to Uruguay in the World Cup final in 1950, his father felt very disappointed. Pele assured his father that one day he will make his team win the world cup. 

Pele Was The Only Player To Have Won Three World Cups

Another astonishing fact about this most valuable footballer is that he has been the only one to have won three World Cups for his team.

In The Debut Match, Pele Scored Four Goals

This notable player began his career in football at an early age of fifteen. He entered into a deal to play for Santos. On his debut match against FC Corinthians, he scored four goals.

There Is No End To Goals In Whichever Match Pele Played

He played every match intending to score as many goals as he can. The footballer scored ninety-two hat tricks, five goals in six matches, four goals in thirty-one matches, and eight in just one match. He made football look like a fantasy game.

Pele Is A National Treasure

Due to his outstanding football talent, he has been a cherished gem for the nation. In 1961, the government of Brazil made a declaration to prevent international football clubs from taking the player out of the nation.

Interesting Facts About Pele That You Probably Didn’t Know
Interesting Facts About Pele That You Probably Didn’t Know

19 November The Pele Day

He scored his one-thousandth goal on 19 November 1969. Due to this remarkable achievement of the legendary star, people have named the day “Pele Day“ in Santos.

Pele’s Father Was Also A Footballer

Not many people know that not just him, but also his father played football at an international level. The five headed goals in a single match earned him fame. So, the legendary star grew up in an environment where football enjoyed high respect. The passion for football has always in his blood since childhood.

Pele’s Transition From The Football Ground To The Government

After he retired from football, he actively joined politics.He also served as Extraordinary Minister of Sport of Brazil from 1995 to 1998. He has also been a UN ambassador for the Environment, and Ecology.

Conclusion

This iconic athlete served an amazing career. Though he has retired now his memories and phenomenal achievements still lies in the heart of people worldwide. I hope this valuable information has inspired you and brought you closer to your idol.

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