Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé (born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil on October 23, 1940), former Brazilian footballer. Experts called by the greatest player of all time, to the media and fans is known as O Rei (the King, "" the best of the best »)....
Voted Best Player of the Century from a vote held by the winners of the Ballon d''Or and the International Olympic Committee awarded him the title of Sportsman of the twentieth century.
Militating for selecting Brazil won the World Cups of 1958, 1962 and 1970. His practice as a professional was played at the club Santos FC, during which time the team became one of the most powerful on the planet. With Santos Sao Paulo won nine championships, three tournaments Rio - Sao Paulo Gomes Pedrosa Tournament, Five trophies in Brazil, two Copa Libertadores, Intercontinental Cups and two Super intercontinental champions. The final stage of his career served in the New York Cosmos in the NASL League.
It is the leading scorer in the Brazilian national team (77 goals) and club Santos (474 entries). He scored a total of 760 official entries of which 541 were made in championships, becoming the highest scorer of all time.
A model of athlete was recognized as Honorary Knight of the British Empire, World Citizen of United Nations Ambassador for Ecology and the Environment by the UN (1992), Ambassador of Sport in the World Economic Forum in Davos (2006) by 2004 he was commissioned by FIFA for compiling the list of the 125 greatest living footballers as part of the celebration of the centenary of this institution.