Who Is Pele? (Who Was?)

The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the twentieth century!

His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is known as Pelé. The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age fifteen. He then went on to captivate the world when he joined his country's national soccer team and helped them win three World Cup championships. Although he's hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in soccer, Pelé has been an influential person both on and off the pitch. His work with organizations like UNICEF has helped improve conditions for children around the world. Young readers can learn more about the man who connected soccer with the phrase "The Beautiful Game."
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on June 5, 2018 by Penguin Workshop
ISBN-10: 0399542612
ISBN-13: 9780399542619
2 Book Reviews
  • betbetking
    betbetkingalmost 2 years55 stars
    I think this is a great book because if you like soccer and want to know about one of the best players ever then hear is a book for you. He was born in a little town in Brazil. he won three world cups with the Brazil National Team. His dad was a soccer player too. I give this book a 5 star rating because it gave me so much more information on a soccer legend that I already knew but now I know everything about him. He goes down as the best soccer player in history. He finished his career off with 1281 goals. He donates money to charities and talks to kid to encourage them to play soccer.
    • loganurb
      loganurbalmost 2 years55 stars
      I rate this book a 5 star because I really liked reading about Pele. The connection I made with this book is that Pele played soccer at a young age and so did I. This book is about Pele growing up in a poor town and all he had was a ball so then he started playing and eventually he loved to play the game of soccer. He was so good that he played for Brazil in the world cup at a very young age. During the world cup he scored many goals. He scored 650 goals in 694 games.