Obrigado e Feliz Aniversário Pelé

"Pelé is one of the few who contradicted my theory: instead of fifteen minutes of fame, he will have fifteen centuries." — Andy Warhol

Recognized by the world as Pelé, Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born in Três Corações, Brazil on October 23, 1940. Tomorrow, the greatest Soccer Ambassador The Beautiful Game has ever produced is turning 70 years old.

Playing for Santos F.C., the Brazilian National Team, and the New York Cosmos, Pelé has brought smiles and memories to millions and millions of soccer fans worldwide. Being a three-time World Cup Champion who scored an astronomical 1283 career goals, Pelé has given journalists and fans alike a lot to write and talk about.

On October 1, 1977, playing his final game in a friendly between the Cosmos and Santos FC at Giants Stadium, Pelé asked the world to watch over the children. At the time of his request, this writer was one year old and o...

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