Today in Latin American History
Brazilian Footballer Pelé Known as the “King of Football” was Born in 1940
Today in Latin American history, Brazilian footballer Pelé known as the “king of football” was born in 1940.
He is regarded by many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans in general as the best player of all time.
Pelé was elected “Athlete of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee and Reuters News Agency in 1999.
In total Pelé scored 1281 goals in 1363 games.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican golfer Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez who won 8 titles on the PGA tour was born in 1935
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian model Izabel Goulart who was in Victorias Secret & Armani campaigns was born in 1984