Pelé

Date of birth21 October 1940
Place of birthTres Coracoes
NationalityBrazilian
PositionForward

Pele's full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

Pele scored 1,281 goals in his career, playing 1,114 games for Santos and 112 games for Brazil. He participated in the 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970 World Cups. With Santos he won the Brazilian Championship eleven times.. Pele's greatest moments were in the 1970 world cup as Brazil won every game with some of the most skillful football ever played.

Since retiring, Pele has acted as an ambassador of sports in Brazil, done extensive work for children's causes through UNICEF, who named him a Goodwill Ambassador, and pursued a successful business career.

Honours

World Cup winner (1958, 1962 and 1970). Copa América Best Player (1959).

With Santos, São Paulo State Champion (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1973), Torneio Rio–São Paulo (1959 and 1963), Brazilian Cup winner (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965), Intercontinental Cup winner (1961–62 and 1962–63), Copa Libertadores winner (1962 and 1963) and Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1968)

With New York Cosmos, North American Soccer League winner (1977)

Voted Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1999.

Has been awarded the International Peace Award (1978) and received an honorary British knighthood in 1997.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1975-76 Team America Bi-Centenary 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 May 1976 Team America v Italy L 0-4 Bi-Centenary
31 May 1976 Team America v England L 1-3 Bi-Centenary


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1957-58 Brazil Copa Julio Roca 1
1
2
1957-58 Brazil FIFA World Cup 4
6
1957-58 Brazil International Friendly 1
1
2
1957-58 Brazil Oswaldo Cruz
1
1
1958-59 Brazil Copa America 6
8
1958-59 Brazil International Friendly 1
1959-60 Brazil Copa Bernardo O Higgins 1
3
1959-60 Brazil International Friendly 3
3
1959-60 Brazil Trofeu Bernardo 1
1959-60 Brazil Unofficial 1
1
1960-61 Brazil Copa del Atlantico 2
1
1961-62 Brazil FIFA World Cup 2
1
1961-62 Brazil International Friendly 4
4
1961-62 Brazil Oswaldo Cruz 2
3
1962-63 Brazil Copa Julio Roca 2
3
1962-63 Brazil International Friendly 5
4
1963-64 Brazil Copa das Nacoes 3
2
1964-65 Brazil International Friendly 5
5
1965-66 Brazil Copa Bernardo O Higgins 1
1965-66 Brazil FIFA World Cup 2
1
1965-66 Brazil International Friendly 8
8
1966-67 Brazil International Friendly 1
1968-69 Brazil 10th Anniversary Brazil 1
1968-69 Brazil Copa Oswaldo Cruz 2
2
1968-69 Brazil International Friendly 7
4
1969-70 Brazil A v B
1
1969-70 Brazil FIFA World Cup 12
10
1969-70 Brazil International Friendly 6
3
1970-71 Brazil International Friendly 2
1
1971-72 Brazil International Friendly 2
1
1973-74 Brazil Garrincha Farewell 1
1
1990-91 Brazil Pele Anniversary 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Jul 1957 Brazil v Argentina L 1-2 Copa Julio Roca
10 Jul 1957 Brazil v Argentina W 2-0 Copa Julio Roca
04 May 1958 Brazil v Paraguay W 5-1 Oswaldo Cruz
14 May 1958 Brazil v Bulgaria W 4-0 International Friendly
18 May 1958 Brazil v Bulgaria W 3-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 1958 Brazil v USSR W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
19 Jun 1958 Brazil v Wales W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
24 Jun 1958 Brazil v France W 5-2 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
29 Jun 1958 Sweden v Brazil W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Final
10 Mar 1959 Brazil v Peru D 2-2 South American Championship Group stage
15 Mar 1959 Brazil v Chile W 3-0 South American Championship Group stage
21 Mar 1959 Brazil v Bolivia W 4-2 South American Championship Group stage
26 Mar 1959 Brazil v Uruguay W 3-1 South American Championship Group stage
29 Mar 1959 Brazil v Paraguay W 4-1 South American Championship Group stage
04 Apr 1959 Argentina v Brazil D 1-1 South American Championship Final
13 May 1959 Brazil v England W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Sep 1959 Brazil v Chile W 7-0 Copa Bernardo O'Higgins
20 Sep 1959 Brazil v Chile W 1-0 TROFEU BERNARDO
29 Apr 1960 Egypt v Brazil W 0-5 International Friendly
01 May 1960 Egypt v Brazil W 1-3 International Friendly
06 May 1960 Egypt v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
10 May 1960 STAEVNET v Brazil W 3-4 UNOFFICIAL
09 Jul 1960 Uruguay v Brazil L 1-0 Copa del Atlantico
12 Jul 1960 Brazil v Argentina W 5-1 Copa del Atlantico
21 Apr 1962 Brazil v Paraguay W 6-0 Oswaldo Cruz
24 Apr 1962 Brazil v Paraguay W 4-0 Oswaldo Cruz
06 May 1962 Brazil v Portugal W 2-1 International Friendly
09 May 1962 Brazil v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
12 May 1962 Brazil v Wales W 3-1 International Friendly
16 May 1962 Brazil v Wales W 3-1 International Friendly
30 May 1962 Brazil v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
02 Jun 1962 Brazil v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
13 Apr 1963 Brazil v Argentina L 2-3 Copa Julio Roca
16 Apr 1963 Brazil v Argentina W 5-2 Copa Julio Roca
21 Apr 1963 Portugal v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 1963 France v Brazil W 2-3 International Friendly
02 May 1963 Netherlands v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
05 May 1963 West Germany v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
12 May 1963 Italy v Brazil L 3-0 International Friendly
30 May 1964 Brazil v England W 5-1 Copa das Napoes
03 Jun 1964 Brazil v Argentina L 0-3 Copa das Napoes
07 Jun 1964 Brazil v Portugal W 4-1 Copa das Napoes
02 Jun 1965 Brazil v Belgium W 5-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1965 Brazil v West Germany W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 1965 Brazil v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Jun 1965 Algeria v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
24 Jun 1965 Portugal v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 1965 Sweden v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
04 Jul 1965 USSR v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
21 Nov 1965 Brazil v USSR D 2-2 International Friendly
19 May 1966 Brazil v Chile W 1-0 Copa Bernardo O'Higgins
04 Jun 1966 Brazil v Peru W 4-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 1966 Brazil v Poland W 2-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1966 Brazil v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 1966 Brazil v Czechoslovakia D 2-2 International Friendly
25 Jun 1966 Scotland v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
30 Jun 1966 Sweden v Brazil W 2-3 International Friendly
12 Jul 1966 Brazil v Bulgaria W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
19 Jul 1966 Brazil v Portugal L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
25 Jul 1968 Paraguay v Brazil W 0-4 Copa Oswaldo Cruz
28 Jul 1968 Paraguay v Brazil L 1-0 Copa Oswaldo Cruz
31 Oct 1968 Brazil v Mexico L 1-2 International Friendly
03 Nov 1968 Brazil v Mexico W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Nov 1968 Brazil v Rest of the World W 2-1 10th Anniversary Brazil
14 Dec 1968 Brazil v West Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
17 Dec 1968 Brazil v Yugoslavia D 3-3 International Friendly
07 Apr 1969 Brazil v Peru W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Apr 1969 Brazil v Peru W 3-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1969 Brazil v England W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Aug 1969 Colombia v Brazil W 0-2 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
10 Aug 1969 Venezuela v Brazil W 0-5 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
17 Aug 1969 Paraguay v Brazil W 0-3 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
21 Aug 1969 Brazil v Colombia W 6-2 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
24 Aug 1969 Brazil v Venezuela W 6-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
31 Aug 1969 Brazil v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
04 Mar 1970 Brazil v Argentina L 0-2 International Friendly
08 Mar 1970 Brazil v Argentina W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 1970 Brazil v Chile W 5-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 1970 Brazil v Chile W 2-1 International Friendly
12 Apr 1970 Brazil v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 1970 Brazil v Bulgaria D 0-0 A v B
29 Apr 1970 Brazil v Austria W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1970 Czechoslovakia v Brazil W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
07 Jun 1970 England v Brazil W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
10 Jun 1970 Brazil v Romania W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
14 Jun 1970 Brazil v Peru W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
17 Jun 1970 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
21 Jun 1970 Brazil v Italy W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Final
30 Sep 1970 Brazil v Mexico W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Oct 1970 Chile v Brazil W 1-5 International Friendly
11 Jul 1971 Brazil v Austria D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Jul 1971 Brazil v Yugoslavia D 2-2 International Friendly
19 Dec 1973 Brazil v Rest of the World W 2-1 Garrincha Farewell
31 Oct 1990 Brazil v Rest of the World L 1-2 Pele Anniversary


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.