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In his mid-teens, he played for an indoor football team called Radium.Indoor football had just become popular in Bauru when Pelé began playing it.He earned extra money by working in tea shops as a servant.Taught to play by his father, he could not afford a proper football and usually played with either a sock stuffed with newspaper and tied with a string or a grapefruit.In his autobiography, Pelé stated he had no idea what the name means, nor did his old friends.Pelé grew up in poverty in Bauru in the state of São Paulo.He was part of the first Futebol de Salão (indoor football) competition in the region.Pelé and his team won the first championship and several others.

Since retiring in 1977, Pelé has been a worldwide ambassador for football and has made many acting and commercial ventures.In 2010, he was named the Honorary President of the New York Cosmos.Pelé has also been known for connecting the phrase "The Beautiful Game" with football.Ten months after signing professionally, the teenager was called up to the Brazil national team.After the 1962 World Cup, wealthy European clubs such as Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United tried to sign him, but the government of Brazil under President Jânio Quadros had declared Pelé an "official national treasure" the year before to prevent him from being transferred out of the country.

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