Who Is Pele?, Paperback Book

Who Is Pele? Paperback

Part of the Who Was? series


His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is known as Pele.

The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age fifteen.

He then went on to captivate the world when he joined his country's national soccer team and helped them win three World Cup championships.

Although he's hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in soccer, Pele has been an influential person both on and off the pitch.

His work with organisations like UNICEF has helped improve conditions for children around the world.

Young readers can learn more about the man who connected soccer with the phrase "The Beautiful Game."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, Full Colour Illustrations Throughout
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
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  • Category: People & places (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9780399542619


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