Pele: A Biography

Pele: A Biography

by Lew Freedman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440829802
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/31/2014
Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
Pages: 187
Sales rank: 508,597
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lew Freedman is a veteran journalist who has authored 60 books—primarily about sports and Alaska—and won more than 250 journalism awards.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Introduction ix

Timeline: Events in the Life of Pelé xiii

Chapter 1 Early Life 1

Chapter 2 Early Fame 15

Chapter 3 The Biggest Star in Brazil 33

Chapter 4 World Cup 1962 45

Chapter 5 Marriage, Problems, and Super Fame 55

Chapter 6 World Cup 1966 65

Chapter 7 More Than a Soccer Player 77

Chapter 8 1,000 Goals 89

Chapter 9 World Cup 1970 101

Chapter 10 Easing into Retirement 115

Chapter 11 Gentleman Businessman 129

Chapter 12 New York, New York 141

Chapter 13 Cosmos II, Retirement II 155

Chapter 14 The Rest of the Story 165

Appendices: Pelé Quick Facts, Professional History, Notable Goals, and Individual Worldwide Honors 175

Bibliography 179

Index 181

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