Try Out This Quiz On Pelé

Pelé holding the World Cup trophy (Getty Images)

How old was Pele when he signed for Santos?

Pelé during his early days at Santos (image via Santos FC)
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Pele was signed by Santos when he was 15.

How many goals did Pele score on his league debut for Santos?

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Pele scored four goals on his league debut in a match against FC Corinthians on September 7, 1956.

Which Ghanaian football club did Pele and his Santos team play against on February 6, 1969?

Accra Hearts of Oak legend George “Ga Mantse” Alhassan and Pelé
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On February 6, 1969, Accra Hearts of Oak played a 2-2 draw against a Pele-led Santos team in a friendly game at the Accra Sports Stadium.

In what year was Pele declared an official national treasure by the Brazilian government?

Pelé (Getty Images)
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The Brazilian government under President Jânio Quadros declared Pelé an official national treasure in 1961 to prevent him from being transferred out of the country.

In what year did Pele receive an honorary British Knighthood?

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In 1997, he received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace

How many World Cups did Pele win?

Pele with the World Cup trophy after Brazil's triumph in 1970 in Mexico
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He won three World Cups with Brazil

How long did Pele serve as Minister for Sports in Brazil?

Pelé was honoured for his contribution to the sport in Zurich (image via AP)
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In 1995, Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso appointed Pelé to the position of Extraordinary Minister for Sport, serving until 1998.

When is 'Pele Day' celebrated?

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Pelé Day is observed in Santos, Brazil, on November 19 each year, to celebrate the anniversary of his 1,000th goal

Which famous actor did Pele star in a movie with?

Pelé in the movie, 'Escape To Victory'
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Pelé starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the movie, 'Escape To Victory'

Pele scored Brazil's 100th World Cup goal with his?

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Pele's header against Italy in the 1970 World Cup final was their 100th World Cup goal.

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