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: 1940


: 77 years ago


  • Edson Arantes do Nascimento ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu]; born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward
How old is Pelé in 2017? 77 years

Pelé facts

  • He is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time
  • Pelé has also been known for connecting the phrase "The Beautiful Game" with football
  • In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS)
  • That year, France Football asked their former Ballon d'Or winners to choose the Football Player of the Century; they selected Pelé
  • In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC
  • That year, Time named him in their list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century
  • In 2013 he received the FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements as a global icon of football
  • According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful league goal-scorer in the world, with 541 league goals
  • During his career, Pelé scored 1281 goals in 1363 games, which included unofficial friendlies and tour games
  • He was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in football for this

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