“I was born for soccer, just as Beethoven was born for music.”
President Nixon meeting with Edson “Pele” Arantes do Nacimento, professional Brazilian soccer player and Director of the International Soccer Program. 05/08/1973
Pele is the only soccer player to hold three World Cup championships. He has been honored by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, and has served as an ambassador for sports in Brazil, for ecology to the United Nations, for UNESCO, and UNICEF.
It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This May, we’re featuring fitness and athletes at the White House, Camp David, and more.