The timeline of Pele - "The Great Brazilian"

Timeline created by Alex_2003
  • Pele's birthdate

    Pele's birthdate
    Pele was born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Tres Coracoes in Brazil
  • Pele joins Santos football team

    Pele joins Santos football team
    He made his debut for the Santos football club after spending time in the junior team.
  • Pele became the youngest player in a world cup final.

    Pele became the youngest player in a world cup final.
    At 17, he made his debut for Brazil and he became the youngest player in a world cup final.He scored 2 goals at the final. Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in this world cup he became famous for wearing his number 10 shirt.
  • Pele scores the 'Gol de Placa'

    Pele scores the 'Gol de Placa'
    Video reconstruction of gol de placa Pele scored the 'Gol de Placa'- which means goal worthy of a plaque while playing for santos against Fluminense, the goal was so amazing, they made a plaque to celebrate what they call the most beautiful goal in the history of soccer.
  • 1962 World Cup in Chile kicks off

    1962 World Cup in Chile kicks off
    Wealthy european clubs wanted to buy him on their team, however, he was considered a national treasure so he wasn't able to leave.He was chosen to play for Brazil and Brazil won the 1962 World Cup.
  • 1000th goal

    1000th goal
    Video of 1000th goal
    Pele scored his 1000th total goal during a match against Vasco Da Gama, this goal is known as O Milesimo in english this means the thousandth.
  • World cup in Mexico kicks off

    World cup in Mexico kicks off
    Video of highlights from Mexico world cup After England won in 1966 Brazil made a triumphant comback in 1970 and it proved to be Pele's last ever world cup
  • Pele played his last international match

    Pele played his last international match
    Pele played his last international match against Yugoslavia.
  • Pele joins the New York Cosmos

    Pele joins the New York Cosmos
    Pele joined the New York Cosmos. After Retiring from brazillian club football, he was credited with making soccer popular in North America.
  • Pele retires from football

    Pele retires from football
    Video report on retirement
    Pele retired from football on October the 1st 1977 when he played his final game: Cosmos v Santos in New York. He played the first half for Cosmos and the second half for his old team Santos. Since then he has been a world-wide ambassador for football And even starred as an actor, his most famous film being escape for victory.
    Acting info
  • International Peace Award

    International Peace Award
    Pele was awarded the International Peace Award for all his work with UNICEF. UNICEF helps children all over the world.
  • Life after football

    Life after football
    Starting in 1992 Pele was a United Nations ambassador for ecology and the environment. Since then he has been a Goodwill Ambassador and Brazil's Extraordinary Minister for Sport.
  • Honourary Knighthood

    Honourary Knighthood
    Pele was awarded an honourary knighthood from the Queen on December 3rd 1997.
    Newspaper report
  • Honourary Degree

    Honourary Degree

    Video of Pele receiving his honourary degree

    Pele was awarded an honourary degree from the University of Edinburgh.
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    Timeline of Pele

    This is a timeline of Pele's achievements- did you know that in 1967 the 2 sides in the Nigerian civil war agreed to stop fighting for 48 hours so they could watch Pele playing in Lagos.Pele won many football awards (eg.footballer of the century and BBC sports personality of the year) In 1978 he was given the international peace award, he also has been extraordinary Brazils sports minister as well as being a united nations ambassador for ecology and the environment.