Welcome to Pelé Class!
Pelé, with his enthusiasm and perseverance has inspired us to work hard and always try our best. ‘I am happy because I tried to do my best.’
Pelé was determined to achieve his dreams of playing football even though he was very poor and did not even have a ball and he worked hard towards his goal and never stopped trying!
We are a very creative class and we enjoy using our imaginations to create pieces of art work and construction models. We love learning new things and are enjoying all the different themes we are looking at this year, such as The Big Build, Celebrations and To the Rescue.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé and born on 21 or 23 October 1940 is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who is widely regarded to be the greatest player of all time.
Pelé is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 541 league goals. In total Pelé scored 1281 goals in 1363 games, including unofficial friendlies and tour games, for which he was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in football.
In his native Brazil, he is hailed as a national hero, for his accomplishments in football, and for his vocal support of policies to improve the social conditions of the poor.
He won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970, the only player ever to do so; and is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals.ls in 92 games.