Pel : A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

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Pel : A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 187 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781440829802
  • DDC分類 B

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How did a young boy born into poverty become not only an international soccer star but a celebrity who visited and dined with kings and presidents? Where did the passion that fueled his success originate? This book examines the life of Pele to find the answers. * Provides detailed information about Pele's life and amazing career that reveals the unique mindset that was instrumental to his success, allowing readers to fully appreciate how special and inspirational this athlete's accomplishments were * Supplies insights into how Pele singlehandedly brought more worldwide attention to soccer and helped spawn professional soccer-and generate a true fanbase for the sport of soccer in general-in the United States

Table of Contents

Series Foreword                                    vii
Introduction ix
Timeline: Events in the Life of Pele xiii
Chapter 1 Early Life 1 (14)
Chapter 2 Early Fame 15 (18)
Chapter 3 The Biggest Star in Brazil 33 (12)
Chapter 4 World Cup 1962 45 (10)
Chapter 5 Marriage, Problems, and Super Fame 55 (10)
Chapter 6 World Cup 1966 65 (12)
Chapter 7 More Than a Soccer Player 77 (12)
Chapter 8 1,000-Goals 89 (12)
Chapter 9 World Cup 1970 101 (14)
Chapter 10 Easing into Retirement 115 (14)
Chapter 11 Gentleman Businessman 129 (12)
Chapter 12 New York, New York 141 (14)
Chapter 13 Cosmos II, Retirement II 155 (10)
Chapter 14 The Rest of the Story 165 (10)
Appendices: Pele Quick Facts, Professional 175 (4)
History, Notable Goals, and Individual
Worldwide Honors
Bibliography 179 (2)
Index 181