He was nicknamed as “Dico”, but his friends started calling him Pele after his favourite footballer Vasco da Gama’s goalkeeper ‘Bile’, whom he mispronounced as ‘Pele’. He learned the first kicks of soccer from his father and played for many amateur teams in his youth.
Named after Thomas Edison and nicknamed "Dico," Pelé moved with his family to the city of Bauru as a young boy.
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Pelé is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. At club level he is Santos' all-time top goalscorer with 643 goals from 659 games. In a golden era for Santos, he led the club to the 1962 and 1963 Copa Libertadores, and to the 1962 and 1963 Intercontinental Cup.
Originally nicknamed Dico, his friends started calling him Pele after his favourite football player Vasco da Gama ‘Bile’, whom he mispronounced as ‘Pele’. Struck by poverty, he took up various odd jobs as a child to earn extra money.
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Tiểu sử. Pele được sinh ra tại Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brasil, con trai của cầu thủ bóng đá Fluminense Dondinho (tên khai sinh: João Ramos do Nascimento) và Celeste Arantes. Ông là anh lớn của hai anh em ruột.
First nicknamed “Dico” by his family, Pelé later explained that the moniker by which he’s currently known worldwide “really bugged” him at first.
Growing up, Pelé went by a number of nicknames, including the nickname “Dico”. But did you know that he was not a big fan of his nickname “Pelé”? It remains a bit unclear where his name “Pelé” came from. Some family members stated that the name came from his mispronunciation of Bilé, the goalie of Vasco da Gama soccer club.