4 de jan. de 2023

Pele: The King of Football

Is a comprehensive biography of one of the greatest footballers of all time, written by Rodney C.


"This book tells the story of Pele's life, from his humble beginnings in Brazil to his rise to international fame and his eventual retirement from the game. covers Pele's early years, including his childhood in Brazil and his first steps on the football pitch. It then delves into his legendary career, including his time with the Brazilian national team and his stints with clubs like Santos and the New York Cosmos. And finally his death and the cause of it. Throughout the book, Rodney C provides detailed accounts of Pele's many triumphs and accomplishments, including his three World Cup victories and his record-breaking 1,281 career goals. The book also explores Pele's off-field activities, including his philanthropy and his role as a global ambassador for football."Pele: The King of Football," Rodney C has created a compelling and informative tribute to one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. This book is a must-read for football fans and anyone interested in the life and legacy of Pele."


On one of the greatest athletes of all time, Pelé:

"Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, is a former Brazilian sportsman, considered the greatest player in the history of football, a world sports personality and popularly known as the King of Football. He was born in the city of Três Corações, in Minas Gerais, on the day October 23, 1940. He is the son of João Ramos do Nascimento (also a former football player, known as Dondinho) and Celeste Arantes do Nascimento. He died at the age of 82, on December 29, 2022, in São Paulo.

At the age of four, Edson and his family moved to Bauru, in São Paulo. At that time, he was called Dico by his family and Edson by his friends. Influenced by his father, Dico was always a football fan and soon started to be part of the boys' teams that played in the streets of Bauru. He liked to play in goal, inspired by goalkeeper José Lino da Conceição Faustino, Bilé, a friend of his father's team, Vasco de São Lourenço (Minas Gerais).

As Edson could not pronounce the name Bilé correctly, during games with his friends, he would say something similar to “Seguuura, Pilééé!”, when he made his defenses. The fact made his friends start calling him Pelé. He didn't like that, and that's when the nickname stuck with his friends.

In addition to football games, during childhood, the boy helped the family as he could. The father was injured and did not continue to play football, which left the family in difficulties. To contribute to the family income, Pelé worked as a shoeshine boy in Bauru."

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