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70 facts about Brazil legend Pele

Pele is considered one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born on October 23, 1940, in Brazil, and grew up playing football on the streets barefoot.

He made his professional debut for Santos FC at the age of 15 in 1956 and played for the team for almost 20 years.

Pele was part of the Brazilian national team that won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970, and he scored a total of 77 goals in 92 international appearances.

In addition to his success on the field, Pele is also known for his philanthropic work. He established the Pele Foundation in 1993 to support social projects in Brazil and around the world.

He has also worked with organizations like UNICEF and FIFA to promote sports and education for underprivileged children.

Pele retired from professional football in 1977, but his impact on the sport continues to be felt. He is still considered a legend in Brazil and around the world and is often cited as an inspiration by current players.

Pele's influence on football and his commitment to social causes makes him a true icon of the sport.

The legendary footballer sadly passed away at the age of 82 on December 29 after prolonged illness.

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