A Little Boy from Brazil
In October 23, 1940 a boy named Edson Arantes Do Nascimentoin was born in Tres Coracoes, Brazil.
He grew up in poverty and although he loved to play soccer he couldn’t even afford a soccer ball. But children can be very inventive so they played in the streets with stuffed socks.
But the talent of little Edson was so obvious that he was noticed by Waldemar de Brito, a former soccer star. He believed in him and helped him excel in his youth team. His next step should have been the major league but he was rejected at first.
Waldemar de Brito didn’t give up and managed to help the boy so that, at the age of 15, Edson Arantes Do Nascimentoin was accepted by the Brazilian soccer club Santos. He spent 20 years in this club.
Do you know who we are talking about? He is perhaps the world’s most famous soccer player ever who today is called – Pele.