My Life and the Beautiful Game (Paperback)

The Autobiography of Pele

By Pele, Robert L. Fish, Shep Messing (Foreword by)

Skyhorse Publishing, 9781602391963, 382pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2007

List Price: 14.95*
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While kicking a ball through the dusty streets of his Brazilian hometown, young Edson Arantes do Nascimento was given the nickname Pele so casually that no one remembers its meaning. Today, the name is famous worldwide as belonging to history's greatest soccer player. Here, in Pele's own words, is his incredible life story: his five goals in the last two games of the 1958 World Cup at the tender age of 17, his glory years with his Brazilian club FC Santos, his role in four World Cup tournaments, his comeback as a member of the storied New York Cosmos, and his lifelong role as goodwill ambassador for the world's favorite sport.

About the Author

Pele was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento. He scored 1,283 goals in 1,367 games during his career, and is widely considered the greatest soccer player of all time.