Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Brasilskt portugisiskt: [ˈɛtsõ (w)ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu]; føddur 23. oktober 1940),[1] kendur sum Pelé (Brasilskt portugisiskt: [pe̞ˈlɛ]), er ein pensioneraður brasilskur fótbóltsleikari, ið spældi sum álopsleikari. Hann verður mettur at vera heimsins besti fótbóltsleikari yvirhøvur.[13] Í 1999 varð hann valdur Aldarinnar Besti Leikari í Heiminum av International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).[14] Sama árið spurdi tíðarritið France Football fyrrverandi Ballon d'Or vinnarar um at velja Aldarinnar Fótbólsleikara; teir valdu Pelé.[15] Í 1999 varð Pelé kosin Aldarinnar Ítróttafólk av IOC, og Time nevndu hann í yvirliti teirra 100 mest týðand fólk í 20. øld.[16] Í 2013 fekk hann FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur sum viðurkenning fyri hansara yrkisleið og fremjan sum ein altjóða ímynd av fótbóltinum.[17]

Pelé í 2008
Fødd(ur) Edson Arantes do Nascimento[1]
(1940-10-23) 23. oktober 1940 (aldur 80)[1]
Três Corações, Brazil
Hædd 173 m (567 ft 7 in)
  • Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi (g. 1966–82)
  • Assíria Lemos Seixas (g. 1994–2008)
  • Marcia Aoki (g. 2014)
Partnari(ar) Xuxa (1981–86)
Foreldur Dondinho, Celeste Arantes

Association football career
Yrkisleið, vaksnamannafótbóltur*
1975–1977New York Cosmos[11]56(31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Dystir (Mál).






New York Cosmos

Sum einstaklingurEdit

Í desember 2000 býttu Pelé og Maradona FIFA virðislønina FIFA Player of the Century.[51]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Almenna navn hansara og føðingardagur, soleiðis sum tað stendur skrivað á føðibrævi hansara, eru "Edison" og "21. oktober 1940":


    CERTIFICO que sob o n° 7.095 às fls. 123 do livro n° 21-A de Registro de Nascimento consta o assento de Edison Arantes do Nascimento nascido aos vinte e um (21) outubro de mil novecentos e quarenta (1940) às 03 horas e --- minutos em esta Cidade de Três Corações sexo masculino filho de João Ramos do Nascimento e de Celeste Arantes

    Hinvegin hevur Pelé altíð tvíhildið at talan er um feilir í føðibrævinum, at hann í veruleikanum varð navngivin Edson og at hann veruliga varð føddur 23. oktober 1940.

    Pelé; Orlando Duarte; Alex Bellos (2006). Pelé: The Autobiography. London: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7432-7582-8. Retrieved 2 October 2010. Shortly before I came along, there was another arrival in Três Corações: electricity. In order to celebrate this great improvement to our daily lives, Dondinho named me Edson, a tribute to Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb. In fact, on my birth certificate I am actually called Edison with an 'i', a mistake that persists to this day. I'm Edson with no 'i', but to my eternal annoyance quite often the 'i' appears on official or personal documents and time after time I have to explain why. As if that wasn't confusing enough, they got the date wrong on my birth certificate as well – it says 21 October. I'm not sure how this came about; probably because in Brazil we're not so fussy about accuracy. This is another mistake that carries on to this day. When I took out my first passport, the date was put in as 21 October and each time I have renewed it the date has stayed the same. 

  2. "Pelé and Maradona - two very different number tens". FIFA.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012
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  13. Pele: The greatest of them all FIFA.com
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    -Bobby Moore: "Pele was the most complete player I've ever seen, he had everything. Two good feet. Magic in the air. Quick. Powerful. Could beat people with skill. Could outrun people. Only 5 ft 8 in tall, yet he seemed a giant of an athlete on the pitch. Perfect balance and impossible vision. He was the greatest because he could do anything and everything on a football pitch. I remember Saldanha the coach being asked by a Brazilian journalist who was the best goalkeeper in his squad. He said Pele. The man could play in any position." Independent.co.uk
    -Ferenc Puskas: "The greatest player in history was Di Stefano. I refuse to classify Pele as a player. He was above that." FIFA.com
    -José Mourinho: "I think he is football. You have the real special one - Mr Pele." BBC Sport
    -Nevio Scala: "Pelé will always be the number one for me." á YouTube
    -Sir Alex Ferguson: "Question:-Best player you ever saw? -AF: Pelé, di Stefano, Maradona, Cruyff. -Q:In that order? -AF: Yes, I think so." Newstatesman.com
    -Romario: "Messi has all the conditions to be the best, but first he has to beat Maradona, Romario and then eventually Pele." Mtnfootball.com
    -Costa Pereira: "I arrived hoping to stop a great man, but I went away convinced I had been undone by someone who was not born on the same planet as the rest of us." FIFA.com
    -Michel Platini: "There's Pele the man, and then Pele the player. And to play like Pele is to play like God." á YouTube
    -Eusebio: "Pele played in an era which had so many great players and in that atmosphere he stood out above the others. He was the complete player in every aspect as well as being a kind human being. Cristiano Ronaldo is young yet, and has many years ahead of himself. But as of now, I do not see anyone who can compare with Pele" Lacancha.com
    -Johan Cruyff: "Pele was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic." FIFA.com
    -Rogelio Domininguez: "The difference between Pelé and Alfredo Di Stéfano is that Di Stéfano knows everything and Pelé invented everything." smh.com.au
    -Zico: “No doubt, he is the greatest ever. When God built Pelé, he put everything that a player needs in him. He knew how to shoot, how to dribble, how to head, be physical. He had everything that a football player needs to have. It’s difficult for someone to achieve what he has in football. Tactically, technically, physically, mentally he was the best. A lot of things that I learnt was from Pele’s sticker albums: how to head, how to shoot the ball. It was like a step-by-step guide. I learnt from Pele as a kid.” Goal.com
    -Sir Bobby Charlton: "I sometimes feel as though football was invented for this magical player." FIFA.com
    -Daniel Passarella: "Pelé was more intelligent as a player than Maradona, he understood football better" YouTube
    -Tostao: "Pele was the greatest – he was simply flawless. And off the pitch he is always smiling and upbeat. You never see him bad-tempered. He loves being Pele." FIFA.com
    -Zico: "This debate about the player of the century is absurd. There's only one possible answer: Pele. He's the greatest player of all time, and by some distance I might add." FIFA.com
    -Franz Beckenbauer: "Pele is the greatest player of all time. He reigned supreme for 20 years. All the others - Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini - rank beneath him. There's no one to compare with Pele." FIFA.com
    -Tarcisio Burgnich: "Before the match, I told myself that Pele was just flesh and bones like the rest of us. Later I realised I'd been wrong." FIFA.com
    -Cesar Luis Menotti: "It's ugly to compare but the greatest was Pele. If we believe that God made man, the "black" Pelé he made him perfect. He gave him everything. He lacked nothing, header, physical power, dribbling, finishing, inspiration, genius, temper, vision, goal. Everything."
    -Gianni Rivera: "However, I do think there's someone who was even better(than Messi) and that's Pele. He used both feet on the pitch. He was as dangerous with his right as he was with his left. He was strong in the air as well, and created a lot of chances." Soccerway.com
    -Hugo Gatti: "Pelé had the skin of a player, head, pace, everything. He was a panther dressed in white, I played with him. He entered to play in the last minute and he could turn the match. And the big difference is that Pelé on the field created fear, Maradona not...For me, it is Pelé, Alfredo Di Stefano and Maradona, in that order. I appreciate Diego, he is a great player. But from another planet was Pelé, not him." Diariomundonuevo.com
    -Teófilo Cubillas: "I confronted him several times on the pitch and I think there will be no one like him."
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