Edson Arantes do Nas also known as Pele was a Brazilian professional footballer, born in Tres Coracoes, Minas on 23rd October 1940. Pele preferred to play either as a forward striker or attacking midfielder. He started his youth career by playing for Bacru between 1953 and 1956. He had evolved to be a professional player and kick started his senior career by joining Santos in 1956 where he played until 1974. Pele later moved to New York Cosmos in 1975 until 1977. He also played for the Brazilian National Team between 1957 and 1971.
According to IFF HS, Pele is the most successful league goal scorer in the world with 1281 goals in 1363 games. He is also the all time goal scorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. Pele is still the record goal scorer for Santos and led them to the 1962 and 1963 Copa Libertadores. The goal machine enjoys being listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals.
Pele began playing for Santos at just 15 years and the Brazil National Team at 16.He won three FIFA World Cups for Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970, being the only player to do so. He retired from professional football in 1977 and remains a football legend, not only in Brazil but also in the whole world.