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Pelé

[pey-ley, pey-ley] /peɪˈleɪ, ˈpeɪ leɪ/
noun
1.
(Edson Arantes do Nascimento) born 1940, Brazilian soccer player.
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  • The most fearful of all their deities was Pelé, a goddess supposed to reside in the famous volcano of Kilauea.

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Pelé

/ˈpɛleɪ/
noun
1.
real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento. born 1940, Brazilian footballer: scored 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil (1957–71) and was in the teams that won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970; awarded an honorary knighthood in 1997
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