Pelé: A Biography
Pelé is not simply an extraordinarily talented athlete who achieved incredible success on the soccer field; his performances inspired millions of soccer fans as well as individuals outside the sport around the world. During the peak of his career, Pelé was arguably the most famous person in the world—at a time when there was no Internet or social media to help build sweeping international awareness of a pop star.
This work is the most up-to-date examination of Pelé's life, covering his personal history from childhood, his star-studded career as a multi-time World Cup champion playing for Brazil, his experiences in the United States playing for the New York Cosmos, as well as Pelé's more recent, current, and future activities as ambassador for Brazil when it hosts the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016. All readers—ranging from the completely uninitiated who do not even recognize Pelé's name, to die-hard soccer fans and players—will gain a full appreciation of the greatest soccer player of all time.
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Chapter 2 Early Fame
Chapter 3 The Biggest Star in Brazil
Chapter 4 World Cup 1962
Chapter 5 Marriage Problems and Super Fame
Chapter 6 World Cup 1966
Chapter 7 More Than a Soccer Player
Chapter 8 1000 Goals
Chapter 9 World Cup 1970