BC: http://goo.gl/Cm266 | Bibliography! | Works Cited Kowet, Don. Pele. New York: Atheneum, 1976. Print | Thanks for Reading! | http://goo.gl/TOK2G
FC: Pele! | The Best Soccer Player Ever! | http://goo.gl/SgiOV | http://goo.gl/MsQsS
1: Bio Riddle I grew up very poor On a low budget I did score. When I was a kid I had no ball, My parent’s money was too small. Edson is my given name, But with that name, I had no fame. My country is Brazil, With a soccer ball I have skill. I don’t like my nickname, But it bought me lots of fame. The number I like best, Is a ten worn on my chest. Although I’m 5 foot 8 I can header a ball just great. I have 1,000 goals In the defense I found holes. From playing I did retire Helping kids is what I desire. My name is a mystery, I’m the best in football history! | Bio Riddle I grew up very poor On a low budget I did score. When I was a kid I had no ball, My parent’s money was too small. Edson is my given name, But with that name, I had no fame. My country is Brazil With a soccer ball I have skill. I don’t like my nickname, But it bought me lots of fame. The number I like best, Is a ten worn on my chest. Although I’m 5 foot 8, I can header a ball just great. I have 1,000 goals, In the defense I found holes. From playing I did retire, Helping kids is what I desire. My name is a mystery I’m the best in football history! Who am I? | http://goo.gl/6d7bU
2: News Flash | News Flash Youngest Winner of World Cup By: Libby Snyder Youngest Winner of World Cup By: Libby Snyder Edson Arantes do Nacimento, better known as “ Pele,” is the youngest World Cup winner at age 17! Pele missed the first 2 matches of the 1958 World Cup held in Solna, Sweden. He debuted in the 3rd game against Russia. His first goal was against Wales in the quarter-finals and he scored a hat trick in the semi-finals against France. The first year he joined the Brazilian soccer team, they won the World Cup! The final game was against Sweden, Brazil won that game 5-2, thanks to Pele for two of the five goals, winning the World Cup.
3: When Pele was young his family couldn’t even afford a soccer ball, so they took a sock and stuffed it with miscellaneous objects, creating a soccer ball. Then he practiced with it and became outstanding. During one of Pele’s many soccer games, de Brito discovered Pele and made him what he is today. Being on a team that has won 5 World Cups is amazing and it must be a great privilege to be on that team. To win a World Cup is awesome. To win a World Cup, when your are only 16 is absolutely extraordinary. | http://goo.gl/HmXmt
4: Physical Activity | Pele is known as “The Best Soccer Player Ever.” He has everything, the foot skills, the speed, and most importantly the effort. Pele tries his best every time he plays. That shows true character in a person. Pele is also known for scoring more than 1,000 goals in 1,363 games. Scoring that many goals, in only that many games is incredible. I'm sure anyone that played with him wanted to be just like him. I know if I were someone on his team, I sure would. I think it would be an honor just to watch Pele play with a soccer ball, and watch all of his unique moves, and try learning them.
5: http://tinyurl.com/78hdkgn | Memories! | One of Pele's best memories was when he scored his first World Cup goal. Scoring a World Cup goal is a big deal in the first place no matter how old you are, but scoring your first World Cup goal when your only 17 years old is incredible. After Pele scored his first World Cup goal, he knew he could make a difference. It was against Wales, making their so-far only finals appearance, that Pele scored his first goal. He would call this the most important goal of his career, before France was swept away by a thrilling hat-trick in the semis. Pele was put in the record books right away as the youngest World Cup winner. Pele has broken many records in his career, including this.
6: Dear Diary, | Today started out as a normal day. First I ate breakfast with my family, Rosa, Edson, and Kelly. Then I suited up for one of my many soccer games. It was against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium. On my way there I was pumped and ready to go. In my last game I had scored my 999th goal so all the fans packed the stadium to show all their support, and to watch me attempt my 1,000th goal. When I walked out onto the field, it was so loud; I could barely hear myself think. Fans were chanting my name “Pele Pele!” I knew from the moment I stepped on the field that this was the day to score my 1,000th goal. I must have had 20 shots on goal, and nothing was seemed to be going in. Their goalie was trying his very hardest not to be the one going in the record book with Pele, saying that he was the one scored upon. | November 19, 1969
7: The opposing team work as hard as the possibly could, even if it meant scoring on their own goal, just so I didn’t have another chance on goal. But the time finally came when I made my move towards the goal. When I was in the box a player from the opposing team fouled me, so I got to take a penalty kick. At this point the crowd is going absolutely crazy! I set the ball down, took a couple of steps back, and then stroke the ball in the side of the net. As soon as I saw the fans running 100 miles per hour at me, I knew this was going to be an amazing day. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx5H39vCpdY