Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 1.6K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Brazilian football legend, ‘Pele’ has been added to the dictionary in Portugal as an adjective to describe someone ‘out of the ordinary.’ The announcement by the Michaelis dictionary was part of a campaign that gathered more than 125,000 signatures to honour his impact beyond football. For the world’s 265 million Portuguese speakers, ‘pele’ can now be used to denote something or someone extraordinary for which it is already employed informally in Brazil. Under the new entry, the word is defined as ‘exceptional, incomparable, unique’, qualities associated with ‘The King’ of football. More Articles You Would Love Hot 6 Pack IMO state Chidubem Is Mr Ideal Nigeria 2013 VIDEO: Idris Elba Explains How He Design His Immaculate Outfit As He & His Wife Serve Goals On BET2022 Red Carpet The three-time World Cup winner died in December aged 82 after a fight against colon cancer. The dictionary entry reads: ‘The one that is extraordinary, or who because of his quality, value or superiority cannot be matched to anything or anyone, just like Pele; nickname of Edson Arantes do Nascimento (1940-2022), considered the best athlete of all time; exceptional, incomparable, unique. ‘Examples: He is the Pele of basketball, she is the Pele of tennis, she is the Pele of Brazilian theater, he is the Pele of medicine.’ The Pele Foundation, Santos FC – where he played most of his career – and many Brazilians celebrated the decision by the publishers of one of the country’s most popular dictionaries. ‘The expression that was already used to refer to the best at something is already eternal in the pages of the dictionary,’ Pele’s social media channels said after the announcement. ‘We made history together and put the name of the King of Soccer into the Portuguese language. Pele means “THE BEST”.’ ‘The Pele campaign in the dictionary is one of the most original we have ever participated,’ said Joe Fraga, executive director of the Pele Foundation. ‘His name in the dictionary is a very important piece of his legacy that will keep Pele alive forever.’ Pele scored a world record 1,281 goals during his more than two decades playing with Santos (1956-74), the Brazilian national team and the New York Cosmos (1975-77). Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. info@FashionGHANAcom More For You Get A Load Of The Top 15 Afrobeats Jams As Jyzno & Lasmid... “We Created A Banger” Ghanaian Afrobeats Star Lasmid Pays Respect To Deceased Nigerian... VIDEO: “Show Me The Part Where I Said It” Burna Boy Responds To... Court Orders Halle Berry To Pay $8K Monthly In Child Support To Olivier... Rihanna and ASAP Rocky Welcome a Baby Boy RZA Fans Claim Burna Boy’s Latest Album Is “Not Afrobeats Enough” & Blast Him... Ghanaian Celebrities Wanlov & Sarkodie Plead With Ghanaian Army Not To Kill Nigeriens... “All That (Stolen) Money And Still Couldn’t Buy A Good Wig” – Efia... Bonang Matheba Steals The Show At The Just Ended Miss South Africa 2023... VIDEO: “I Would Love To Go To Ghana” Legendary Rapper Nas (Nasir Jones)... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.