Elementary Stories

Pele is the world’s greatest soccer player. He was born a poor family in Brazil in 1941. When he was a teenager he used to shine shoes to earn money.

He was by Waldemar de Brito. De Brito was one of Brazil’s best players. He Pele to Sao Paulo and said to soccer directors, “this boy will the greatest soccer player in the world."

He was right! In first game against Corinthians F.C., Pele scored a goal right away. He was 16. In the 1958 World Cup in Sweden Pele scored six . He was only 17 years old. A legend was born!

During career he scored 1,280 goals in 1,360 games. Pele is a to many people in many countries.



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