Pele celebrates 80 years with historic achievements and surprising career numbers

Check the numbers of the former player and the documentary of the International Football Federation.
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Pelé completed 80 years of life, glories and several incredible achievements in world football. Consecrated as the greatest player of all time, the King received several important honors for his birthday. FIFA posted a special program of more than half an hour on Edson Arantes do Nascimento, eternal Pelé and a video with testimonials from several international idols.

The ex-footballer, who was born on October 23, 1940 in the city of Três Corações in Minas Gerais, also received a tribute from the Brazilian soccer team that stated in a statement: “Pelé transformed Brazil and changed the history of the sport itself. Not only the Brazilian national team, but soccer would not be the same without Pelé. This is a tribute from the Brazilian national team, to the King of Soccer ".



Pelé was 16 - years old when he defended the selection for the first time (he scored Brazil's goal in the 2-1 defeat by Argentina, on July 7, 1957)


1282 - goals throughout his career. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still need to score about 300 goals to match the Brazilian


0.92 - average Pelé goals in official matches

3 - World Cup titles. Only player to win the World Cup so many times


1091 - goals wearing only the Santos Futebol Clube shirt


1959 - was the year in which the King achieved his greatest number of goals in 365 days: 126 balls in the opposing networks.

1958 and 1970 - it was between those years that Pelé scored 12 goals in the cups. Only four players scored more goals than the three-time champion: Miroslav Klose, Ronaldo, Gerd Müller and Just Fontaine.


17 - Youngest athlete to compete and win a Cup final. Pelé was 17 years old, 8 months and six days in the 5-2 against Sweden in 1958 (he scored two goals in the decision)


36 - titles (by Santos, Brazilian team and Cosmos)

92 - hat-tricks (at least 3 goals in a game)


8 - goals in Santos 11 x 0 Botafogo-SP (11/21/64, for the Campeonato Paulista)


3 - goals in the first time he played for Maracanã (Combined Santos-Vasco 6 x 1 Belenenses-POR, on June 19, 1957)


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