Brazil Legend Pele Turns 70

Goal.com congratulates Brazilian legend Pele with his 70th birthday.
It's a rather special week for Brazilian legend Edison Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele. The former attacker has a landmark to celebrate when he turns 70 this week.

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There appears to be some doubt about the exact date of birth of the former Santos star, as many celebrate Pele's birthday on October 21. However, the Brazilian is adamant that he was actually born in Tres Coracoes two days later.

Pele is regarded as the best player in the world by many football fans, even though Argentina legend Diego Armando Maradona will certainly have a different opinion on this subject.

The forward started his career at Santos at the age of 15 and made well over 1000 official appearances for Santos before leaving the club for an adventure at New York Cosmos in 1975.

Additionally, Pele played at four different World Cups, lifting the trophy on three occasions. He was the youngest player to play in a World Cup final in 1958.

To honour the legendary attacker, Goal.com will produce a number of specials about Pele. Some of these specials will be published on Thursday, October 21, while we have some exciting exclusives for you on Saturday 23, too.

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