pele – Football For Peace


Nationality: Brazilian

Age: 82


Goal: Striking Poverty

Club: Santos, New York Cosmos, 92 Caps for Brazil

Soccer legend Pelé became a superstar with his performance in the 1958 World Cup. Pelé played professionally in Brazil for two decades, winning three World Cups along the way, before joining the New York Cosmos late in his career. Named FIFA co-Player of the Century in 1999, he is a global ambassador for soccer and other humanitarian causes.

In 1978, Pelé was awarded the International Peace Award for his work with UNICEF. He has also served as Brazil’s Extraordinary Minister for Sport and a United Nations ambassador for ecology and the environment. Pele has his namesake global legacy foundation, The Pelé Foundation A charitable endeavor that benefits organizations around the world and their dedicated efforts to empower children, specifically around poverty and education. Pele has been a continuous supporter of Football for Peace work participating in peace Matches including the Easter Island Peace Match.

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