Adrian Castruita


           I’m learning about biographies and I am researching Pele. One of my reasons for choosing this person is because I love playing soccer and Pele was a famous soccer player. Another reason is because he helped poor kids. My final reason is because he won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups in soccer.

           Pele was born on October 23, 1940, in Tress Coracles, Brazil. His family was poor so they had to grow their own food. When he was in school he was always thinking about playing soccer. When he was 5 years old, he started playing soccer and playing on the same team for 5 years. He also liked playing with his friends and entertaining people. His real name was Edison Arantes do Nascimento.

         Pele didn’t go to college. He helped the FIFA and EA sports get more money to still play in the World Cup. He started playing professional soccer at age 15.

         Pele helped poor kids with clothes and food. He also helped the FIFA get more money to still play in the world Cup. He died at age 73.


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