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⑈ Free leveled reading Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) ⑯ Author James Buckley ┒ ⑈ Free leveled reading Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) ⑯ Author James Buckley ┒ James Buckley Jr has written than 50 books for kids, including Who Was Ernest Shackleton and Who Was Roberto Clemente Andrew Thomson is an illustrator and artist, currently living and working in Guildford in the south of England.Who Is Pel In the summer of 1956, Pel was homesick Pel say PEH lay had arrived in the city of Santos, Brazil, just weeks earlier He had grown up in Bauru, a tiny town to the west, but his incredible skills on the soccer field got him noticed by a team called Santos He was only fifteen, and moving to the city had been a major decision for Pel Without soccer, he might still be shining shoes or working in a field Most of his friends on his hometown team could never dream of leaving Bauru Now, on the Santos team, Pel would earn enough money to support his family And he could make his dream of becoming a soccer star come true At just over five feet tall, Pel was small for his age He was an amazing player who could dribble well, and he was very quick On his new team, though, he was playing against older, larger adults He was worried he would not succeed He was also living away from home for the first time And Santos was a strange place Then he missed an easy penalty shot during a game that cost his team a victory He was embarrassed and sad Pel had had enough of life in the big city Thats it, he thought, Im quitting Early in the morning, he packed his bag and tiptoed out of his room He had just enough money for a bus ticket back to Bauru But as he walked quietly through the players dormitory, he was stopped by a man who worked for the team Big Sabu helped the players with their gear and watched over the young players In his many years with Santos, he had seen other teens like Pel They were young, scared, and often thought of quitting So Big Sabu stopped Pel and told him he could not leave without permission He wanted to keep Pel on team Santos Pel listened and made an important decision He headed back to his room He would keep aiming for his dream And it turned out to be the right decision Pel had arrived at Santos as a very good player, but that was not enough Pel worked hard and soon learned to do than just dribble He worked on shooting and passing and being in the right position to help his teammates He ate , exercised, and grew stronger and confident In a few months, he was one of the teams stars, scoring goal after goal With Pels help, Santos became one of the top teams in the country When Pel was only seventeen, he was named to the national team for Brazil and helped his country win its first World Cup championship In the years that followed, Pel became the best, and most famous, soccer player in the world He helped Brazil win three World Cup titles and scored than 1,200 goals for his teams and his country He also traveled to the United States in 1975 and helped the sport of soccer become popular among Americans As the best player in the worlds favorite sport, Pel became an ambassador for soccer and a symbol for the sport itself Chapter 1 The Boy Who Loved Soccer Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born on October 23, 1940, in the tiny village of Trs Coraes say TRACE kor ah SOYS , Brazil Even in 1940, there were many parts of the world that did not have electricity Most of southeastern Brazil was one of those areas In honor of their village finally getting electricity, Edsons parents named their first son after the American inventor Thomas Edison Edsons father was named Joo Ramos but went by the nickname Dondinho Most Brazilian men are known by a nickname He was a soccer player for the towns team Edsons mother was named Celeste Two years later, his mother had another son, Jair Edson had not yet been nicknamed Pel Like all Brazilians, the Nascimento family spoke Portuguese Brazil had been a colony of Portugal until 1822, when it gained independence In the 1700s and 1800s, millions of Africans had been brought to Brazil as slaves to work for the Portuguese The Nascimento family had ancestors among those African people, so Edson had very dark skin Dondinho loved playing soccer and hoped that his sons would follow him But playing professional soccer was not an easy life In Brazil at this time, every village and town had a team But only the very top players on the biggest teams earned the best salaries The smaller teams, like the one in Trs Coraes and nearby towns, could not pay their players well And that made life hard for Edsons family They lived in a brick house that was nearly falling down in places And Edson didnt own a pair of shoes until he was seven years old In 1943, Edsons sister was born She was named Maria Lcia When Edson was four, Dondinho was asked to play for a team in Bauru, a larger town to the south He was also promised a second job for when he was not playing soccer This was good news for the family On the way to Bauru, Edson was excited to ride a train for the first time He was thrilled to see the country of Brazil rush by the open window He nearly fell out of one before being caught by Dondinho Life in Bauru was not easy The familys house was also very crowded Edsons grandmother and his uncle Jorge had also moved to Bauru so the family could stay together The house had only a small backyard, and it was often muddy They had no air conditioning in the steamy summers And they heated the house during the winters with a woodstove, which they also used for cooking It was Edsons job to stack the wood that was delivered to the house each week Dondinhos team did not provide the second job it had promised him And he had injured his knee, which meant he could not play all the time Sometimes the family struggled just to have enough to eat Their relatives tried to help them out Even Edson had to help He worked as a shoeshine boy at the railroad station He also sometimes worked at the soccer stadium when Dondinho played He loved watching his tall, strong father leap above the other teams players to knock the ball into the goal with his head Every boy in Edsons neighborhood played soccer He spent many hours playing with his friends He was fast, and even though he was small for his age, he was one of the best The boys were too poor to buy a ball So they got an old sock, stuffed it tightly with rags, and tied it up with string This lumpy ball was kicked all around the streets in their neighborhood The goalposts might be a pair of old shoes There were no real fields and very few organized leagues for children Edson did have one advantage his father Dondinho loved showing his boys all that he knew of the game he loved They practiced dribbling and passing with the sock ball He told them about the positions on the field and how to shoot the ball at the goal He showed his sons how important it was to be able to play well with both feet, and how to control the ball no matter how it came to you Edson loved this time with his father The Edson played, the he had dreams of being a pro player like Dondinho One day, he told his friends, Im going to be as good as my dad About a year after they moved to Bauru, Dondinho finally got his second job He worked at a government health clinic, sweeping floors and helping the staff Edson sometimes helped his father at work Dondinho would use the time to tell Edson stories of his life in soccer As Edsons dreams grew bigger, he grew even closer with his father Now that the family had enough money, Edson could finally go to school Poor families in Brazil needed to save money for school fees and supplies before their children could begin classes His mother and his aunt sewed up his old shorts and made him a nice shirt He got a box of colored pencils to use in school But Edson, the boy who loved playing soccer, did not enjoy school He did not like sitting still and he did not like doing homework He often sneaked out to go swimming or to play soccer with his friends When he was in class, he talked too much As a punishment, his teacher sometimes stuffed his cheeks with paper Other times, she made him kneel on hard, dry beans When Edson was about nine, the boys he played soccer with started calling him Pel Most nicknames in Brazil are based on a persons name, what they look like, or how they act But no one really knows what Pel means Ive been back to Bauru many times, Pel later wrote, and have asked all my old friends from those days, but they dont have a clue how or when it started At first, he hated the nickname He was even suspended from school for hitting a boy who called him Pel But he eventually grew to love the name that he would soon make world famous. Pel Wikipedia Edson Arantes do Nascimento Brazilian Portuguese ts w t iz du n si m tu born October , known as Pel is a retired professional footballer who played forward He regarded by many in the sport, including football writers, players, and fans, greatest player of all time Soccer Player Biography Childhood was on Trs Coraes, Brazil, first child Joo Ramos Dona Celeste Pele deity Biography IMDb Dutch artist Dick Brynestein made drawing him called Pietje Pele has been, continues to be, experts, fans best time, with numerous awards proclamations supporting this Biography, World Cups, Facts Britannica Pel, byname Nascimento, Brazil soccer player, his probably most famous possibly paid athlete world Profile Career History ambassador USA would not live regret decision The national team ever King Football Best Dribbling Skills Goals Sep Romario Messi conditions be best, but he beat Maradona, then eventually Michel Platini There s man, Who Is James Buckley, Jr Who HQ About story poor boy from became one important athletes twentieth century His parents may have named rest world, Lighting up ancient Hawaiian legends, pronounced peh leh goddess fire, lightning, wind, dance volcanoes well character answers considered or scored goals carer notice when Played at Went And won cupJames Buckley August Croydon, England Patrick an actor producer, for Inbetweeners Movie Popstar Never Stop Stopping English stand comedian, actor, musician, YouTuber playing foul mouthed Jay Cartwright BAFTA winning E sitcom L Lane March American jurist, politician, civil servant, attorney, businessman, author In elected US Senate nominee JamesBuckley Twitter Seems EpicGames are happy take my money wont tell me why account been deactivated even help reactivate it Ive tried twice use their website left voicemail buxtagram Instagram photos and k Followers, Following, Posts See videos Top profiles LinkedIn View professionals LinkedIn exchange information, ideas, opportunities Completed It Mate YouTube Gaming channel idiot inbetweeners no that idiot, tall glasses, blonde bowl Profiles Facebook people Join Facebook connect others you know gives power Public Records Found Addresses Phone Numbers Quick access Florida, New York, Rhode Island California Black Ops I Lose Again Mar This feature available right now Please try again later Who Is Pele? 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    • Who Is Pele? (Who Was?)
    • 4.2
    • 421
    • Library Binding
    • 112 pages
    • James Buckley
    • English
    • 07 February 2016

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