At 17, pele

became the youngest ever winner of a World Cup. He also scored twice in the final against home side Sweden.

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Pele has

two world records, those are the Most Career Goals and Most World Cup Winners’ Medals.

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At 15 years

Pele signed his first contract with Santos in 1956, earning just $10 a month.

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 Pele was declared

a national treasure in 1961 by Brazilian President Jânio Quadros to prevent him from being traded to foreign teams.

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PelE scored

his 1000th goal on 19 November 1969. 19th November is simply known as Pele Day in Santos.

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Pele scored

92 hat-tricks during his career for Santos, NY Cosmos and Brazil.

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 Pele is

the only footballer to have been on three World Cup winning teams.

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 Pele was

named after the inventor of the light-bulb, Thomas Edison.

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When Brazil

lost the World Cup final to Uruguay in 1950, Pele saw his father crying. “Don’t worry,” he told him. “One day I’ll win it.”

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Pele got

his nickname after his mispronunciation of the name of the Brazilian goalkeeper, Bilé, as Pele.

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