In an interview with Tuttosport in 2019, the three-time World Cup champion said: “I had a wonderful childhood. My name was Edson but later people called me Pele. I didn’t like it. like that and since then the controversy has arisen. I am a fan of the scientist Thomas Edison. What is Pele? Thomas Edison is the most important person to me.”
Pele’s full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, not the same as the famous American scientist Edison’s last name. Pele’s father changed only slightly from Edison to Edson when naming his son. Pele is proud of her Edson name. In addition to Edson, Pele also wants others to call him “Dico”.
“Football King” confessed that in the past, he had many fights at school just because his friends called him by a different name instead of Edson. Later, the Brazilian football legend admitted that he was used to being called “Pele”.
“Over the years, I learned to live with two people in one heart. One is Edson, who is happy with family and friends. And the other is football player Pele,” the former Brazilian player said. know.
“Football King” Pele breathed his last at the age of 82 on the morning of December 30 (Hanoi time) after a long battle with cancer. The personal page of the Brazilian legend also updated the status line: “The journey of ‘Football King’ Pele is a series of inspirational and loved days. He passed away peacefully today.”
Pele was born on October 23, 1940. He has scored 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil and is the only player to win the World Cup three times in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Duy Luan | 20:10 December 30, 2022