Top Six: Footballers called Pele

Ollie Irish

14th, May 2008

There’s only one Pele? Is there balls.
1. Pele
As in Edison Arantes do Nascimento the Pele. The Brazilian superstar-turned-corporate whore tops our list of Peles given that he is one of the greatest players to a kick a ball.
2. Abedi Pele
Not a Pele by birth, but widely known by this name throughout his playing career. Abedi was born Ayew. Ghana’s greatest export was doing his thing for Marseille while Michael Essien was just a hyperactive five-year-old jumping into two-footed lunges on the streets of Accra.

3. Pedro Pele
This Pele will be gracing the Premier League next season with West Brom. Portuguese by birth, Pele accepted he was

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