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December 29 became one of the saddest days in the history of world soccer, when the death of Pelé was announced, considered by many to be the best player of all time. He passed away at 82 years of age.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born on October 23, 1940 in his parents’ bedroom, located in a house in the municipality of Três Corações, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was the son of María Celeste Arantes and João Ramos do Nascimento, who made a great effort to support their family.
During his first years of life, O Rei, as he was commonly known, did not spend his free time playing with other children his age, but used it to help with the family income, having worked as a shoe shiner and even in a factory. of shoes.
He lived those first years in a simple one-story house, built in 1910 and demolished in the 1970s. Despite the fact that only memories remain of his childhood home, in 2012 a replica of that humble home It was rebuilt and this is how it looks today on the street that was renamed, how could it be otherwise, with the name of Rua Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé).
The current house, which sought to relive the childhood of the great Pelé, has a small lobby area, with a kitchen, a dining room and two bedrooms. One of the rooms includes a replica of the crib where Pelé slept during the first years of his life. Outside is the patio area, which was the ex-soccer player’s favorite place.
Throughout the house there are photographs of him and his family, while in the front area there is a canvas of him in the company of his parents and his two brothers, Zoca and María Lucía.
Near the house is the Elias Arbex Stadium, home of Clube Atlético Tricordiano, formerly known as Atlético de Três Corações, the club where his father played.
The house is open to the public, so whoever wishes can see the place where the greatest idol of Brazilian soccer was born.
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