How did Pelé contribute to society?
Pelé is an icon in Brazil and around the world, and is a former Brazilian ambassador for sport, as well as currently acting as a FIFA Ambassador against racism. He has worked for children’s causes through UNICEF. He has been a patron of the ABC Trust since 2002 and has donated a number of signed items.
Why is Pelé a hero?
“He is one of the few human beings who have become more influential, more popular, more famous and more legendary after their glory days than during them.” He is a hero in every sense of the word: for what he represents and what he has done, but maybe more so because he would not let hubris get the better of him.
What are 3 important facts about Pelé?
His position was inside left forward (striker), his jersey number was 10, and he played for Santos Football Club from 1956-1974. First won the World Cup at age 17. Brazil’s president declared Pelé a national treasure, preventing him from signing on with a team outside of Brazil.