Pele was born. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, emerged into the international soccer scene at the age of 16, starring for both club team Santos and the Brazilian national team. Pele had won three FIFA World Cups with Brazil by the conclusion of his career, the most of any player in World Cup history. He retired from football after losing to Johan Cruyff in the final of the 1975 European Championship.
Pele played in more World Cups (10) than any other player and is a record holder for most goals scored (57). He remains one of only two players to have scored in each World Cup game (the other being Alfredo Di Stéfano).
Pele's talent was so great that he appeared in a documentary about himself when he was 14 years old. This made him the youngest player ever featured in a FIFA-sanctioned tournament. He went on to appear in several more documentaries about his life and career.
After retiring from playing, Pele managed several clubs including Santos, where he won another three Brazilian Championships. He also had a brief stint managing the United States men's national soccer team.
In 2007, Pele was given the Golden Ball award by FIFA as the best player in world football. He is still active in sports, acting as an ambassador for Santos' club and country.
Pele won his first World Cup in 1958 in Sweden, a competition in which he played a key role. He scored seven goals, including the opening goal in each of Brazil's four matches, and was voted MVP of the tournament.
Pele then went on to win another two titles with Brazil: in 1962 in Chile and 1966 in Mexico. He retired from professional football after the 1970 World Cup, where Brazil finished third after losing their first two games. At the time of his retirement, Pele had scored 105 goals in 111 appearances for Brazil.
After retiring from playing, Pele continued to be involved with Brazilian football at a national level. As well as working with the Brazil team as a coach, he also made several guest appearances for some of the country's top clubs, including Flamengo, Santos, and Palmeiras. In 1989, he returned to World Cup action when he took charge of the host nation Brazil for one match. Two years later, he led the Brazilian squad out at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Pele has been elected to the International Football Hall of Fame in New York City.
He altered his views and was at the heart of 1970's most popular winners. Pele was resourceful, bold, and a gentleman. He is the only player to have won three World Cups and was featured in one of talkSPORT's most memorable conversations with Arsenal veteran Ray Parlour.
The pair discussed many topics including Pele's retirement plans and what it means to be the greatest of all time. When asked if he would like to continue playing beyond 1970, Pele replied: "Yes, I still have good feelings about football and I want to see how far I can go."
In other news, Fernando Torres has been awarded the Golden Boot after scoring more goals than any other player in La Liga this season. The striker scored 29 goals in 31 appearances for Chelsea last term but missed nearly two months of the campaign through injury. He returned in January and went on to score 15 times in 18 league matches.
As well as being the top scorer in Spain, Fernando Torres has also won the Pichichi Trophy for best scorer in the Spanish League this season. The 25-year-old has helped Villarreal claim a spot in next year's UEFA Champions League by scoring past giants Barcelona and Real Madrid this season.
Villarreal are currently second in the table behind city rivals Sevilla and have a match remaining before they can claim their first ever trophy.
Pele is the all-time leading scorer in international soccer and is one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He has won more awards than any other player in sports history, including the World Player of the Year award three times each from 1976 to 1978. Pelé also holds the world record for most goals scored in a single match with six against San José in 1977.
Pele is the most successful player in the history of soccer and his achievements have earned him status as a national hero in Brazil. He is only second to Jesus Cristo á Viejo as the most decorated athlete in Brazilian history, having won four gold medals at the 1964 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Pele has also won the Golden Ball as the best player at the FIFA World Cup.
Brazil has produced more great players over the years than any other country, with many of them playing for the Brazilian team. The biggest name among them is Pele, who helped bring honor to his country by becoming one of the first professional soccer players.
Who was the first player to score in five World Cup tournaments? Marta Vieira da Silva (born February 19, 1986) is a Brazilian footballer who plays forward for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League and the Brazil national team. She has been called "the female Pele" due to her playing style being very similar to that of Brazil's most famous player.
She has been involved in five controversies during her career. In July 2009, she tested positive for metenolone after a match against China's Tianjin Teda F.C.. She was banned for four months by FIFA, but an appeal led to only this penalty being imposed. In November 2010, she received a three-match ban from the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) after grabbing a referee by the shirt at a club match. In April 2011, she was sent off after arguing with a lineswoman following her side's 1–0 loss to Japan at the 2011 World Cup. Finally, in October 2012, she was given a one-year ban by FIFA after testing positive for methylprednisolone during the 2012 Olympic Games. The drug had been used as a performance enhancer.
Marta has scored in five World Cups, more than any other player. She is also the top scorer at the tournament with six goals.
Furthermore, several of the game's luminaries, including as Bobby Charlton, Diego Maradona, and Lothar Matthaus, have won the World Cup as players but failed as managers. In sports, it is said that great players do not usually make excellent managers.
Sami Al-Jaber is not just the most successful Saudi striker in FIFA World Cup history; he has also scored in World Cups separated by 12 years (1994 and 2006). This record is shared by eight other players, including Pele, Diego Maradona, Miroslav Klose, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Football Players Who Have Won the Most Trophies
Brazil Brazil boasts the world's most historically successful men's national soccer team, with an unrivaled 62 official international trophies to its name. The Brazilian soccer team has won five FIFA World Cups, in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002, in that order. It also holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals awarded in a single event with 22 titles won in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Mexico Mexico is the other big winner at the international level, having won the gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Tel Aviv and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. They are also winners at the continental level, having claimed the CONCACAF Gold Cup seven times, more than any other country. The Mexican team is part of an elite group that includes only Brazil and Italy as countries who have won the most continental championships.
England England's national team has been playing on the international stage since 1863, when it first participated in a tournament called the International Football Association Board Tournament (now known as the FIFA World Cup). The English team has never finished outside the top three countries at this tournament, and it currently holds the record for the longest run of undefeated games in World Cup history. England also has the highest number of wins overall - 34 - although this was not always the case: from 1930 to 1950, no player scored a goal for England.