You are a ‘Pele’ …………………Pele’ is now a word to describe ‘someone out of the ordinary’

Pele’ is now a word to describe ‘someone out of the ordinary’ as the three-time world cup winner’s name was included as a new adjective in the Portuguese edition of the Michaelis dictionary.

Earlier this month, the pele foundation and Sportv launched the “pele in the dictionary” campaign to pay tribute and recognise his legacy in other fields besides sport.

Having reached more than 100,000 signatures, the name of the former player, who died in December, is now an entry in the dictionary.

Pele  that or someone who is out of the ordinary, who or who by virtue of their quality, value or superiority cannot be equalled to anything or anyone, just like pelé®,” says the dictionary entry which was unveiled yesterday.

Pele’s family was presented with a plaque with the entry and Michaelis has already included it in its digital edition………the definition will also be included in the next printed version.

Born Edison Arante Do Nascimento Pelé is the joint-top goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. At the club level, he was Santos’s all-time top goalscorer with 643 goals in 659 games.



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