Publisher description for My life and the beautiful game : the autobiography of Pele / by Pele [i.e. E. Arantes do Nascimento] with Robert L. Fish.


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While kicking a ball through the dusty streets of his Brazilian hometown, young Edson Arantes do Nascimento was given the nickname Pele; so casually that no one remembers its meaning. Today, the name is famous worldwide as belonging to history’s greatest soccer player. Here, in Pele;’s own words, is his incredible life story: his five goals in the last two games of the 1958 World Cup at the tender age of 17, his glory years with his Brazilian club FC Santos, his role in four World Cup tournaments, his comeback as a member of the storied New York Cosmos, and his lifelong role as goodwill ambassador for the world’s favorite sport.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Pel‚e, -- 1940-
Soccer players -- Biography.