Pelé doesn’t die. Pelé will never die. Pelé is going to go on forever. – Pelé
1- Started playing football professionally at 15. His position was inside left forward (striker) and his jersey number was 10, and he played for Santos Football Club from 1956-1974.
2- First won the World Cup at 17.
3- Brazil’s president declared Pelé a national treasure, preventing him from signing on with a team outside of Brazil.
4- Named after Thomas Edison.
5- Appeared in several movies in the 1970s and 1980s.
6- Composed the soundtrack for the film “Pelé (1977),” as well as other musical pieces.
7- Pelé Day occurs in Santos, Brazil, on November 19 each year, to recognize the date of his 1,000th goal.
8- Scored 1,281 goals in his professional career (in 1,363 games).
9- Quote: “I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint.”
10- Spokesman for Viagra.