Pele: The Autobiography

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 4, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
Even people who don't know football know Pelé. The best of a generation of Brazilian players universally acknowledged as the most accomplished and attractive group of footballers ever to play the game, he won the World Cup three times and is Brazil's all-time record goalscorer.

But how did this man -- a sportsman, a mere footballer, like many others -- become a global icon? Was it just by being the best at what he did, or do people respond to some other quality?

The world's greatest footballer now gives us the full story of his incredible life and career. Told with his characteristic grace and modesty, but covering all aspects of his playing days and his subsequent careers as politician, international sporting ambassador and cultural icon, PELE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY is an essential volume for all sports fans, and anyone who admires true rarity of spirit.

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This is a very good book about the legendary Pelé. This book states how his childhood was like a how he became good football player


Planet Football
The Boy from Bauru
The Beautiful Game
From Santos to Sweden
4Joy and Pain
The First Farewells
Citizen of the World
Pelés Goalscoring Career

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About the author (2008)

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pele, won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He scored nearly 1,300 goals in his professional career and is Brazil's record goalscorer with 97 goals. He lives in Brazil and the United States.

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