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Pele Soccer Legend By: Matt Roskiewicz October, 2008.

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1 Pele Soccer Legend By: Matt Roskiewicz October, 2008

2 Pele is considered the best soccer player that ever lived.

3 What happened in the beginning?  He was raised in a very poor family in Tres Coracos, Brazil His name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento He was born on October 23, Pele was the first born of three children.

4 How did it happen He was not noticed until he was 11 years old. He first learned the game of soccer from his father, who was a center forward until his career was ended by a fractured leg.

5 Accomplishments He scored 1281 goals in his career. He played in 1360 games. He almost scored 1 goal per game. That is crazy for a soccer player. He was the youngest player to win a world cup when he was 17 years old. In that same game he scored two goals. He played on 4 world cup teams for Brazil and won 3 world cup championships.

6 Pele Comes to the U.S. Pelé came out of retirement in 1975 when he joined the New York Cosmos. He retired from soccer for good in 1979.

7 Pele video Pele Video

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