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Trivia Quiz - Pele - Soccer Superstar


Widely regarded as the best soccer player to have played the game, Pele has an illustrious history of success on and off the field.

Quiz Number: 5875
Date Submitted: October 06, 2020
Quiz Categories: Sports, Soccer
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 50 percent
Times Taken: 2 times
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1. Born on October 23, 1940 to the Nascimento family,the boy who became Pele was named after which famous person?
  A.   Jesus
  B.   George Washington
  C.   Julius Caesar
  D.   Thomas Edison

2. Pele began playing football professionally at the age of 15 for what Brazilian club?
  A.   Sao Paulo
  B.   Santos
  C.   Santa Cruz
  D.   Espirito Santo

3. Pele played his first international game for Brazil aged 16, also scoring in this match against which South American neighbor?
  A.   Colombia
  B.   Uruguay
  C.   Argentina
  D.   Paraguay

4. What was Pele's usual jersey number?
  A.   3
  B.   7
  C.   9
  D.   10

5. Playing in four FIFA World Cups, in which tournament did Pele score his highest number of goals?
  A.   1958
  B.   1962
  C.   1966
  D.   1970

6. Which of the following is not true about Pele and football?
  A.   He was the youngest player to score in a World Cup.
  B.   He was the youngest player to score a World Cup hat-trick.
  C.   He was the youngest player to score in a World Cup final.
  D.   He was the youngest player to captain Brazil.

7. In the first round of the 1966 World Cup, Brazil did not progress beyond the first round mainly due to fouls committed on Pele by players of which two countries?
  A.   Italy and North Korea
  B.   Bulgaria and Portugal
  C.   Hungary and the Soviet Union
  D.   Spain and Argentina

8. Pele finished his professional career playing in America with which team?
  A.   L A Galaxy II
  B.   Saint Louis FC
  C.   New York Cosmos
  D.   Miami FC

9. How many goals did Pele score in the 831 official games he played?
  A.   954
  B.   767
  C.   532
  D.   499

10. Following his retirement Pele was honored with many awards and positions. Which of the following was not one of those?
  A.   U.N. Ambassador for ecology and environment
  B.   UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
  C.   Athlete of the Century
  D.   Papal Knighthood


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