Pele is perhaps famous footballer in the world. He born in 1940 and, at the beginning, his mother him to be a footballer. But he to watch his father play and, because his father practise for many hours every day, he learned to use his right.
He got the name Pele when he . By 1956 he Santos and had scored his first goal and in 1957 he for the Brazilian national team. The World Cup Finals were in 1958 and Pele was looking forward but he hurt knee in a game in Brazil.
He thought he be able to play in the finals in Sweden. If he so important to the team he would have been left behind but he was brilliant player they took him anyway. And he was injured he helped Brazil to win the final.
The history of the World Cup is short one. Football played for a hundred years but the first World Cup competition held until 1930. Uruguay the Olympic football final in 1924 and 1928 and wanted World Champions for the third time. Four teams entered from Europe, but with success. It was the first time professional teams for a world title.