Pele Career and Achievements

Tom A. Foster
September 5, 2022
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Pele Career

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pele, is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. Pele’s career and achievements play a big role in this. The Brazilian football player, who worked as a forward, won the World Cup 3 times (1958, 1962, 1970). The player, who started his career in Brazil’s Santos team, managed to score 618 goals in 636 matches there.

The star, together with Santos, reached the happy ending in the Brazilian League 6 times. The star, who also showed an eye-catching performance in the national team, scored 77 goals in 92 matches with the Brazilian jersey.

Pele’s Style of Play

When it comes to Pele’s style of play, the phrase ‘beautiful game’ should be mentioned. Drawing a prolific scorer profile, Pele could use both feet effectively. Therefore, the finishing level was quite high. The relationship he established with his teammates enabled him to become a true ‘athlete’.

Having worked in different areas of the offensive zone in the early years of his career, Pele later started to play in the offensive midfield position. Thus, he began to add assists to his goals. With his excellent technique and dribbling skills, he became one of the players that opponents would like to no came across.

Pele’s Personal Life

When talking about Pele’s personal life, it is seen that the footballer has been married 3 times. The Brazilian star had several children from their marriage. The football player also has a close relationship with politics. In 1970, he was investigated by the Brazilian military dictatorship for suspected leftist sympathies.

Criticized for his conservative views in 2013, Pele wrote an open letter to Vladimir Putin demanding that Russia stop its invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Finally, His right kidney was removed in 1977, the year Pele left football.

Author Tom A. Foster

Tom is a huge sports fan and a semi-professional sports bettor. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the Green Bay Packers. These days, he mostly bets on Stake.com and Sportsbet.io. When he's not writing or watching sports, he enjoys hiking.