Yesterday was Pelé's 70th birthday. He was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento on October 23, 1940. Pelé is still a national hero in Brazil, and he was the greatest futbol player in a country that is crazy for it's futbol. Most people feel that he was the greatest player ever, scoring over 1200 goals. He is the only player to play on 3 World Cup winning teams. Known as "O Rei" (The King), he played the majority of his futbol for Santos Futbol Clube, which is the team in the city where we currently live.