We will name him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, after Thomas Edison.
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Pele was born on October 23, 1940, in Três Corações, Brazil.
Can I go with him? I'll make you proud.
Don't worry I'll take great care of him.
Fine, you can go, but be careful.
Let you go? I don't know.
Pele's family was poor and he grew in poverty, he went to free schools, but he was good at football and was happy.
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You've been chosen
I've been chosen in the Brazilian national team? Yes! Mom and dad would be proud!
As a teenager, Pele joined a youth squad with a coach named Waldemar de Brito.
I did it! Mom would be proud!
When Pele was 15, De Brito convinced Pele's family to let him leave home and try out for the Santos professional soccer club.
Pele signed with Santos and started with the team. He scored the first professional goal of his career before he turned 16, this is when his career had started. In 1958, he was chosen to play for the Brazilian national team.
On the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the 17-year-old and youngest player on the pitch scored and won over France, later on, The Pele received offers to play for European clubs, but Brazilian President Jânio Quadros declared that Pele was a national treasure, so it became legally difficult for him to play in another country.