Biography of Pele: Bio WIKI, 3 Times Pele won the FIFA World Cup

Biography of PELE: The full name of Pele is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. He is known as Pelé. He was a Brazilian professional footballer and he was considered one of the greatest players and legends of all time. He was born on 23 October 23 1940 in Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He died on 29th December 2022 at Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital situated in São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Pele personal statistics

Real NameEdson Arantes do Nascimento
Nickname(s)The Black Pearl, Dico, Pele
FatherJoão Ramos he was Professional Footballer
MotherDona Celeste (Actress)
BrotherZeca Nascimento (was a Professional Footballer)
SisterMaria Lúcia Nascimento
Marital StatusRosemeri Dos Reis Cholbi (1958-1966) Assíria Lemos Seixas (1992 – 2008) Marcia Aoki (2016 – 2022)
Sons DaughtersEdinho (Professional Footballer), Joshua Kelly Cristina, Jennifer, Sandra Machado
Date of Birth23 October 23 in 1940
BirthplaceTrês Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Death date.On 29th December 2022
Place of DeathAlbert Einstein Israelite Hospital situated in São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Pele HeightIn centimeters– 173 cm
In meters– 1.73 meters
In feet inches– 5 Feet 8 Inches
His WeightIn kilograms– 75 kg
In pounds– 165 lbs (Pounds)
HometownTrês Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Pele football career: Biography of Pele

Pelé began his professional career at the age of 15 on 7th September 1956 with Santos Futebol Clube a Brazilian club team against Corinthians Santo Andrea. He quickly gained fame for his exceptional skill and scoring ability and led Santos to numerous victories in the Brazilian league and international competitions.

Biography of Pele
Biography of Pele

On July 7, 1957, started his international debut with Brazil’s national team and played against Argentina. He became the youngest player to ever participate in a FIFA World Cup at the age of 17 and 249 days. He has helped lead Brazil to victory in the tournament and became an international sensation. He went on to play in three more World Cups 1958, 1962, and 1970. He had scored 1281 goals, a world record (Guinness World Records), in 1,363 games. In a total of ninety-two (92) international matches, he scored 77 goals. He was awarded the North American Soccer League, Soccer Bowl in 1977

In the year 1958 FIFA World Cup, he was the main player who played a crucial role in defeating Sweden and Brazil won her first World Cup. In the 1962 FIFA World Cup, Brazil won her second World Cup title but Pele played very limitedly as he was injured. In 1970 Pele again won the World Cup for Brazil and won the Golden Ball.

Pele Club career

  • Campeonato Paulista : 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A : 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1962, 1963
  • Intercontinental Supercup: 1968

Pele Awards and achievement

Copa Libertadores Top Scorer1965
Campeonato Paulista Top Scorer1957, 1958, 1959,
1960, 1961, 1962,
1963, 1964, 1965,
1969, 1973
FIFA World Cup Best Young Player1958
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (Best Player)1970
Copa América Top Scorer1959
FIFA Player of the Century2000
FIFA Order of Merit1984
FIFA Centennial Award2004
FIFA 100 Greatest Living Footballers2004
Athlete of the Century, elected by the International Olympic Committee1999
South American Footballer of the Year1973
FWA Tribute Award2018
World Team of the 20th Century1998

How much is Pele worth?

Pele’s net worth is 100 million US dollars at the time of his death.

How many goals has Pele scored?

In 92 international appearances, Pele scored 77 goals and he scored 680 goals for club matches.

How many FIFA did Pele win?

Three times Pele won the FIFA World Cup (1958, 1962, and 1970)

Who is the greatest footballer ever?

The answer is PELE, the greatest footballer ever played.

Who is King No. 1 in football?

Again the answer is PELE.

Pele with Messi
Pele with Messi


Pele became a great ambassador for football and sports after his retirement. Pele was appointed as a UN ambassador for ecology and the environment in 1992. Pele was also made a UNESCO goodwill ambassador. Pele was a great footballer and played the game with pride and motivated thousands of players and particularly in Brazil. He died on 29th December 2022 at the age of 82. We remember him as a great footballer and a great human being. The biography of Pele is a tribute to great a LEGEND.