Pelé (full name Edson Arantes do Nascimento) is deceased. He was a Brazilian professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He passed away on December 29, 2022, at the age of 82. Pelé is remembered for his exceptional skill and success on the football pitch, as well as for his contributions to the sport and to Brazilian culture.
Pelé is widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, having won three FIFA World Cups with the Brazilian national team and scoring over 1,000 goals in his professional career. He was born on October 23, 1940, in Três Corações, Brazil, and began his professional career at the age of 15 with Santos FC, where he played for 18 years. During his time with Santos, Pelé won numerous titles, including six Campeonato Paulista championships and two Copa Libertadores.
Pelé was also a key member of the Brazilian national team, helping lead them to victory in the 1958, 1962, and 1970 World Cups. He scored a total of 77 goals for Brazil, a national record that still stands today. In addition to his success on the pitch, Pelé was also known for his sportsmanship and humility, earning the respect and admiration of fans and fellow players alike.
After retiring from professional football in 1977, Pelé continued to be active in the sport, serving as an ambassador and working on various football-related projects. He was also involved in charitable work, including efforts to promote peace and improve living conditions for people in disadvantaged communities. Pelé passed away on December 29, 2022, at the age of 82, leaving a lasting legacy as one of the greatest footballers of all time.