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Quiz footballer Pele

July 31st, 2011
10:31 PM ET

His name is synonymous with football.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, famously known as Pele, is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

The Brazilian-born star is a veteran of four World Cups with a strike rate of one goal in every international game that he played.

In all, Pele put more than 1200 balls into the back of the net during a career that spanned two decades and ended with American club New York Cosmos in 1977.

The retirement of Pele and other great players of the era saw the game's popularity gradually wane in the United States to the point that Cosmos, the most glamorous club in the U.S., folded in 1984.

Twenty-five years on, Pele is back serving as the club's honorary President, spearheading its revival.

Becky Anderson will be talking to this giant of the sport on Monday about New York Cosmos's first game in a quarter of a century against Britain's Manchester United.

If there is something you would like to ask the great Pele, leave your questions here.

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Desmond arthur

    Mr.pele,who do you think is better between messi and ronaldo?

    July 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  2. Olanrewaju Ogunlade

    No doubt Pele's skills were in a class of their own in his heyday, and he deserves the plaudits he's gotten. My question is, considering the kind of football being played nowadays does he personally feel he's one of the greatest of all time? I should add that for me, he is one of the greatest.

    July 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Reply
  3. Raphael Villatore

    To all of us Brazilians, and most of the world, you were the best footballer of all time. But, to our fellow Argentinians, Maradona was the best. Which characteristics, in your opinion, on your gameplaying made you top Maradona? And, how good do you think you would do playing football nowadays? Thanks...

    July 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  4. Akindele Akinniyi

    Peel,is there any footballer this this you considered yet to reach you height in football ?

    July 31, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Reply
  5. RANA SINGH YADAV

    who is asian pele and indian pele ? How the name football genrated? Which country in the world have football as their national game ?

    July 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  6. Akindele Akinniyi

    Pele was considered a great footballer.is there any footballer who had attained his height in football so far?quiz for you Pele.

    July 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  7. Akindele Akinniyi

    Pele,you wish to play for Brazil in 2010 world cup finals,what was the reason for halting it? Because i wanted you to create history on this.

    July 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  8. Akindele Akinniyi

    Pele a black man had made history in soccer world, He deserve a spotlight post in FIFA administration before now.

    July 31, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  9. Suleyman Irfaan

    From your own perspective,who do you think is the Worlds best player and the youngest?

    July 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Reply
  10. onwueme philip c

    Besides Santos, what other clubside in Europe is dear to your heart?

    July 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Reply
  11. Emil Barjami

    Dear Pele,
    Nowadays the players looks powerful, extremely rich and many times selfish. Football stadiums are more and more inaccessible for common and poor people. Is all this fair Mr. Pele? What could be done so that we could go to the stadiums and talk around a cup of beer with our friends later about the quality of the game and not about the fact that "I managed to enter the gate of that stadium"? Best wishes and may God bless you!

    July 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Reply
  12. tony big t

    Its an honour to interact with a legend,my question is- the world is getting tech savy daily, why has fifa refused goal line tech?

    August 1, 2011 at 1:16 am | Reply
  13. Oghenekaro

    What advice will u give a man who is passionate about education but at the same time, "whole-heartedly" in love with soccer?

    August 1, 2011 at 1:25 am | Reply
  14. Mogborukor Precious

    Well there is no doubt that Pele was one of the greatest footballer of all time. But the question I really want to ask is this. Pele how do u intend to intervene is some of the funny situations that has been happening recently in FIFA?

    August 1, 2011 at 4:02 am | Reply
  15. Femi Olu

    Can Pele and Maradona ever agree for the good of the game?.

    August 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Reply

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