• Edson Arantes do Nascimento
  • Born on 23 october 1940, in Tres Coracoes
  • Santos: 1956-1974: 638 games, 619 goals
  • New York Cosmos: 1975-1977: 56 games, 31 goals


"Considerable research on successful soccer players and their developmental history, affirms that a good percentage of them have spent time in isolation, working on soccer skills."

  • Pele


"Pele was the most complete player I have ever seen. Two good feet. Magic in the air. Quick. Powerful. Could beat people with skill. Could outrun people. Only 5 ft 8 in tall, yet he seemed a giant of an athlete on the pitch. Perfect balance and impossible vision."

  • Bobby Moore (Former player of West Ham United and the English national team)


"Pele was the only footballer who surpassed the boudaries of logic."

  • Johan Cruijff (Former player and coach of Ajax and FC Barcelona)