Biography on Péle

Pele was born on the 23rd October 1940 in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pele had two younger sibling. He was named after the American inventor Thomas Edison. His parents decided to remove the ‘i’ in Edison leaving the name Edson. Unfortunately, there was a slight mix up on his birth certificate which resulting him with name Edison as  his surname. his football career started in the 1950s all the way over to 1970s. Pele played in the position forward attacking midfielder on the team Santos and his nationality team as brazil. he scored a total amount of goals of 77 goals for the amazing Brazil