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ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)
Personal Details

Full Name 	: Edson Arantes Do Nascimento 'Pele'
Date of Birth 	: 23 October 1940
Place of Birth 	: Tres Coracoes, Brazil
Height 		: 1.73m / 5ft 8in
Position 	: Forward
Nationality 	: Brazilian

Sao Paulo State Championship (10) : 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 
                                    1967, 1968, 1969, 1973
Rio-Sao Paulo Championship (3)    : 1959, 1963, 1964
Taca de Prata 			  : 1968
NASL Championship 		  : 1977
Brazilian Cup (5) 		  : 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Copa Libertadores (2) 		  : 1962, 1963
Intercontinental Cup (2) 	  : 1962, 1963
World Cup (3) 			  : 1958, 1962, 1970
Sao Paulo State Top Scorer (11)   : 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,
                                    1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1973
Rio-Sao Paulo Top Scorer 	  : 1963
Copa Libertadores Top Scorer 	  : 1965
Copa America Top Scorer 	  : 1959
South American Player of the Year : 1973

Roca Cup			: 1957, 1963
FIFA World Cup			: Winner: 1958, Winner: 1962, Winner: 1970
Copa América			: Runner-up: 1959
Cruz Cup			: 1958, 1962, 1968
Bernardo O'Higgins Cup		: 1959
Atlantic Cup			: 1960
Oswaldo Cruz Cup		: 1958, 1962, 1968


Copa Libertadores (2)		: 1962, 1963
Intercontinental Supercup (1)	: 1968
Supercopa  (1)			: 1968
Intercontinental Cup (2)	: 1962, 1963
Campeonato Brasil Serie A (6)	: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968
Torneio Rio-São Paulo (4)	: 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966
Campeonato Paulista (10)	: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 
				  1967, 1968, 1969, 1973

FOR New York Cosmos
North American Soccer League    : 1977
Soccer Bowl (1)			: 1977
North American Soccer League (1): 1977
Atlantic Conference Champ (1)   : 1977

In total Pelé has 40 official titles.

Individual FOR Santos
Intercontinental Cup                    : All-Time Leading Scorer
Copa Libertadores Top Scorer (1)	: 1965.
Campeonato Brasil Série A Top Scorer (3): 1961, 1963, 1964.
Campeonato Paulista Top Scorer (11)	: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 
					  1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1973.
Torneio Rio-São Paulo Top Scorer (1)	: 1963.

Individual FOR  Brazil

Copa América Top Scorer (1)			: 1959.
Brazil National Team All-Time Leading Scorer 	: 95 goals
FIFA World Cup (Best Young Player): Winner (1)	: 1958
FIFA World Cup (Silver Boot)			: 1958
FIFA World Cup Silver Ball			: 1958
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (Best Player)	: Winner (1): 1970
Copa America Best Player			: 1959
FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur			: 2013
Guinness World Records: Most career goals	: 1283 goals in 1363 games.
Guinness World Records				: Most World Cup Winners’ Medals.
(IFFHS)						: World´s most successful Top
						  Division Goal Scorer: 541 goals
All time Top Scorer in one calendar year	: 127 goals(1959)
World record number of hat tricks		: 92
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 		:Winner (1): 1970
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime	:Winner (1): 2005
Greatest football player by Golden Foot		: 2012
Athlete of the Century, by Reuters News Agency	: 1999
Athlete of the Century, Olympic Committee	: 1999
Athlete of the Century, journalists		: 1981
South American Footballer of the Year		: 1973
American National Soccer Hall of Fame in 	: 1993.
Knight Commander of the British Empire		: 1997
Postage Stamp : 				: In 1989 DPR Korea.
UNICEF Football Player of the Century		: 1999
100 Most Important People of the 20th centurY	: 1999
FIFA Player of the Century 			: 2000
Football Player of the Century, France Football	: 1999
Football Player of the Century, by IFFHS	: 1999
South America Football Player of the Century	: 1999
Award from S.African President Nelson Mandela	: 2000
FIFA World Cup All-Time Team			: 1994
World Team of the 20th Century			: 1998
FIFA World Cup Dream Team			: 2002
World Soccer Greatest XI of all time		: 2013

ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)

Pele's 125 all time greatest football players-50 active and 75 retired (but alive) upto 2004.
  Argentina  : Gabriel Batistuta, Hernan Crespo, Mario Kempes, Diego Maradona, Daniel Passarella, Javier Saviola, Omar Sivori, Alfredo Di Stefano, Juan Sebastian Veron, Javier Zanetti

  Belgium  : Jan Ceulemans,Franky van der Elst, Jean-Marie Pfaff

  Brazil  : Carlos Alberto, Cafu,Falcao, Junior, Pele, Rivaldo, Rivelino, Roberto Carlos, Romario, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Djalma Santos, Nilton Santos, Socrates, Zico

  Bulgaria  : Hristo Stoitchkov

  Cameroon  :Roger Milla

  Chile  : Elias Figueroa, Ivan Zamorano

  Colombia  : Carlos Valderrama

  Croatia  : Davor Suker

  Czech Republic  :Josef Masopust, Pavel Nedved

  Denmark :Brian Laudrup, Michael Laudrup, Peter Schmeichel

  England : Gordon Banks, David Beckham, Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan, Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer

  France  : Eric Cantona, Marcel Desailly, Didier Deschamps, Just Fontaine, Thierry Henry, Raymond Kopa, Jean-Pierre Papin, Robert Pires, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Marius Tresor, David Trezeguet, Patrick Vieira,Zinedine Zidane

  Germany : Michael Ballack, Franz Beckenbauer, Paul Breitner, Oliver Kahn, Juergen Klinsmann, Sepp Maier,Lothar Matthaeus, Gerd Muller, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Uwe Seeler

  Ghana : Abedi Pele

  Hungary  : Ferenc Puskas

  Ireland  : Roy Keane

  Italy  : Roberto Baggio, Franco Baresi, Giuseppe Bergomi, Giampiero Boniperti, Gianluigi Buffon, Giacinto Facchetti, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nesta, Alessandro Del Piero, Gianni Rivera, Paolo Rossi, Francesco Totti, Christian Vieri, Dino Zoff

  Japan : Hidetoshi Nakata

  Korea Republic  : Hong Myung-Bo

  Liberia  : George Weah

  Mexico  : Hugo Sanchez

  Netherlands : Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Johan Cruyff, Edgar Davids, Ruud Gullit, Willy van de, Kerkhof,Rene van de Kerkhof, Patrick Kluivert, Johan Neeskens, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Rob Rensenbrink, Frank Rijkaard, Clarence Seedorf

  Nigeria  : Jay-Jay Okocha

  Northern Ireland  : George Best

  Paraguay : Romerito

  Peru  : Teofilo Cubillas

  Poland  : Zbigniew Boniek

  Portugal  : Rui Costa, Eusebio, Luis Figo

  Romania  : Gheorghe Hagi

  Russia  : Rinat Dassaiev

  Scotland  : Kenny Dalglish

  Senegal  : El Hadji Diouf

  Spain  : Emilio Butragueno, Luis Enrique, Raul

  Turkey : Emre Belozoglu, Rustu Recber

  Ukraine : Andriy Shevchenko

  Uruguay  : Enzo Francescoli

  USA  : Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm (Women)
ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)
Pele Matches		Match   Goals 
Domestic Tournaments 	702 	656 	 
International Cups 	18 	24 	 
Brazil 			92 	77 	 
Official 		812 	757 	 
Friendly and other 
Tournaments 		554 	526 	 
Total 			1366 	1283 	

  	M     W     D    L    GF    GA   GD    PTS
  	92    67    14   11   235   87  +148   148  

  	M     W     D    L    GF    GA   GD    PTS
	63    40    10   13   134   83   +51   90
Pele scored 32% of Brazils goals.In World Cups he had 9 assists in 14 games.Brazil scored 235 goals in Peles 92 caps- and a 61% total participation(scored or assisted) in Brazils goals. Pele played 3 of his 14 World Cup games injured during half of the game though. Those were the games with Czechoslovakia 1962, and Bulgaria and Portugal in 1966. 

757 official goals (643 in Santos, Cosmos 37 and 77 in the Brazil). 1283 that he scored should be struck 446 in friendlies or training with Santos, 26 in friendlies with the Cosmos, 9 in selected provincial Sao Paulo, 6 in a combined team between Santos and Vasco da Gama, 18 exhibitions the selection of Brazil, 3 for Athletes Union of Sao Paulo, 5 parties to benefit and 14 goals in the Brazilian Army team.

ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)

ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)

ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)

 Pele press meet at Kolkata
In a question of the media " Who is the best footballer of the world to you in the last 10 years? The king says - " ARGENTINE SUPER STAR LEO MESSI IS THE BEST PLAYER TO HIM IN LAST 10 YEARS."

Lionel Messi is reigning the World football since last ten years. Messi is the best footballer since last ten years. This was the feeling of Giant of Brazil, Pele who was interacting in a media meeting at a city hotel in South Kolkata this morning. The Brazilian giant are in a three days visit to the city of joy after a span of 38 years.

At the beginning of the meeting Pele requested to avoid any question which is relating to FIFA and it’s activities. Though, he said even in the crisis he does not want occupy any rank and file of FIFA. While answering to a question, Pele said that Christano Ronaldo is a great footballer but still not a legend. Ronaldo is a centre forward and a prolific scorer. But he will vote in favor of Leonel Messi for his individual brilliance as the best footballer for last ten years.

But who is the best footballer of your generation?

 Pele press meet at Kolkata
Pele are of the opinion that British legendary footballer Bobby Moore is the best footballer during his time, but he would like to mention the skills and ability of Zalma Santosh and Nilton Santosh. He played with a number of excellent footballers, among whom the names of Garincha and Zico of Brazil are to be mention. He is also impressed by the football skills of Rosio Chinaliya and Franz Beckenbauer with whom he played during his contract with Cosmos Club of New York. The King of football feels, Nymer is the future prospect who has the ability to deliver honors’ to Brazil. Neymer was coached by Pele's son Adriano at a very young age.

While answering a question to Sourav Ganguly, Pele said, that Indian boys are to be trained from the young age. The authorities should concentrate to devolope from the grass rot level with modern infrastructure. Pele added that the young boys should have an overseas exposer which is required to improve their confidence in future.

The Press meeting was organized by Atletico De Kolkata. The owners of the Franchisee handed over a ATK match jersey before the meeting. Pele will going to meet with the footballers of Atletico De Kolkata and witness the match against Kerala Blasters on tomorrow evening.


11.10.2015 : The legend of World football King Pale received a warm welcome at the Kolkata International Airport on Sunday morning as he arrived in the “City of Joy “ after a span of 38 years. A huge number of football enthusiastic were at the airport to cheer him after he landed at Kolkata.

This is Pale’s second visit to the city after three decades and it was a tough time for the organizers and securities to guide him out from the Airport. Pale played an exhibition match in the year 1977 against Mohun Bagan at Eden Gardens representing Cosmos Club of New York, as the match ended in a 2-2 draw. Indian football legend Chuni Goswami welcomed Pale in a South Kolkata hotel where he will going to stay in the next two days.

Pale will going to start his campaign in Kolkata on tomorrow morning by interacting with the media person . He will going to meet the students of a educational at South Kolkata. He will attend a programme at Netaji Indoor stadium in the evening where he will participate in a chat show with Saurav Ganguly. The footballers of Mohun Bagan who played against Pale in 1977 will be present at Nejaji Indoor stadium for an interaction.

Pale will going to meet with the footballers of Atletico De kolkata on Tuesday morning and will be present at Salt lake stadium to witness the Indian Super League match between Atletico De Kolkata and Kerala Blasters.

ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)
ISL- 2015 (PELE IN KOLKATA 12-13 OCT 2015)