The legendary football player Pele passed away in late December. In addition to his famous backflip goal, he is renowned for elevating the game of football. To learn more about the most fascinating facts about the football star, keep reading.
- Pele joined Santos at the age of 15, and in his league debut against FC Corinthians, he scored four fantastic goals.
- At age 17, he became the youngest person to ever win the world championship in football. Additionally, during his career, he is credited with more than 100 hat tricks. As the youngest player to win the football World Cup and as the player with the most goals scored in a career, he owns two Guinness World Records.
- From 1995 until 1998, he was Brazil’s minister of sports. On November 19, 1969, Pele attained the milestone of 1,000 goals for his career. Santos continues to remember the hero by dedicating November 19 as “Pele Day.” Brazil honored Pele as a national treasure.
- Pele was married three times; his most recent wedding, at the age of 72, was with a businesswoman who was 50 years old. He has fathered many children as well.
World Soccer Star ‘Pelé’ Is Dead!
Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has passed away due to colon cancer
After a long battle with colon cancer, Brazilian soccer player, Pelé has passed away at the age of 82. Condolences for his death poured in from various sports and political personalities around the world.
Pelé was labelled “the greatest” by FIFA and was regarded as the most influential sportsman of the 20th century.
Even if you don’t follow soccer tournaments you would be aware of Pelé and his famous bicycle kick. He holds the Guinness World Record for scoring 1,279 goals in his career of playing 1,363 games. His international career with Brazil is a highly regarded one. Pelé is the only player to have won three FIFA World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He was the youngest World Cup winner in history, winning at just 17 years old!