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Pele Biography

Kicking The Sock, National Prodigy, The Black Pearl, The King Of Soccer, ChronologySELECTED WRITINGS BY PELE:


Brazilian soccer player

The greatest and most famous soccer player in history, Brazil's Pele revolutionized the game with his electrifying, creative and athletic style of play. He was such an appealing player that he transcended national boundaries in a sport that is almost synonymous with nationalism. Pele became a global ambassador of the sport, bringing increased attention to soccer in many countries, especially the United States.


(With Robert L. Fish) My Life and the Beautiful Game. Doubleday, 1977.

Sketch by Michael Betzold

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