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Pele is the stage name of a dancer in the excellent novel "Eden Burning" by Elizabeth Lowell.
Pele is the name of a famous soccer player.
Actually, the famous Soccer star is Pelé. He was the greatest Brazilian Soccer player of all time. Full name is Edison Arantes Do Nascimento.
Pele' is the name of the highest scoring, greatest soccer/football player in the world having made 1281 goals in 1360 games.
His full name is Edson Arantes Do Nascimento. His childhood nickname was "Dico."
Pele' or "Pel" was a childhood nickname, which he didn't like. In Hebrew Pele means miracle or wonder.
Pele' Began playing soccer in a Brazilian minor league at 16. He was the youngest to play in World Cup finals.
Pele' ranks #1 in career goals. 1, 280 in 1, 360 games
He also holds the world record for hat tricks. 92 in total.
Pele' was inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1999.
You could also use this as a male name in honour of Brazilian football Pelé. His nickname is pronounced pe-LAY but English-speakers often say it PELL_ay, and it has no meaning in Brazilian Portuguese. In his autobiography he says that he has no idea how he got the nickname and neither do any of his friends.
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