‘Pele: exceptional, incomparable, unique.’
The name of ‘football emperor’ Pele, who passed away last year, has been listed in the Brazilian dictionary.
The British ‘BBC’ reported on the 27th (Korean time), “Pele, the great soccer player, appears in the dictionary. He is now listed in the Portuguese dictionary and has left his name not only in sports but also in the language.”
According to the media, the popular Brazilian Portuguese dictionary ‘Michaelis Dictionary’ has added ‘Pele’ as a new adjective to its online version. Not only that, but the word Pele will be added in the very next part of the print edition.메이저놀이터
The Michaelis Dictionary defines Pele as ‘Idson Aranchis do Nacimento (1940-2022), considered the greatest athlete of all time, unmatched by anything or anyone by virtue of that or their exceptional quality, value or superiority. ) as a nickname’.
This was only possible thanks to the concerted efforts of many Brazilians. According to the BBC, the ‘Pele Foundation’ established in honor of Pele carried out the campaign, and about 125,000 people were willing to sign.
Pele passed away in December of last year due to complications after battling colon cancer. He is the only player to have won the FIFA World Cup three times (1958, 1962 and 1970). He scored 1281 goals in 20 years on the pitch. Although opinions are divided as to his official goalscoring record,
Meanwhile, the Pelé Foundation announced the inscription on social media, saying, “The expression used to refer to someone who is the best at something is now immortalized in the dictionary pages. Together we made history and named the King of Football in Portuguese.” notified