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Legendary Brazilian footballer and World Cup winner Pelé passed away

Published on January 01, 2023
Current Context: Former Brazilian footballer Pelé, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, died at the age of 82 in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Pelé won the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup three times.
Legendary Brazilian footballer and World Cup winner Pelé passed away
  • He was nicknamed O Rei (The King) and fondly known as “The King of Football”.
  • The city of Tres Coracoes in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is where Pelé was born as "Edson Arantes do Nascimento." He began playing football when he was 15 years old, and at age 16, he was a member of the Brazil National Team.
  • With 77 goals scored in 92 appearances, he holds the distinction as the Brazilian national football team's all-time leading scorer.
  • In the history of football, he scored the most goals. In 1,366 games, he scored 1,283 goals overall.
  • He is the first male football player to have won three FIFA World Cups throughout his international career, which spanned 1958, 1962, and 1970.
  • Pelé was named minister of sports by Fernando Cardoso, who was Brazil's president at the time, in January 1995.
  • Pelé pushed to hold Brazilian professional clubs accountable for their business practises, and as a result, Pelé's Law, as it was known, was approved in 1998.
  • A Brazilian statute known as the "Pelé law" mandated that clubs become taxable for-profit organizations and post balance sheets. Before signing a professional contract, it stipulated that players had to be 20 years old, and it granted them the right to free agency after two years (instead of after age 32).


Q.1 Which legendary Brazillian footballer recently passed away?
a. Pelé
b. Neymar
c. Ronaldinho
d. Romário

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