PELE is an answer for the NYT Crossword puzzle. Here you can get the history and usage for PELE in NYT Crossword from 1994.

This "PELE" answer was first appeared in "29 Nov 1993" NYT Crossword for the hint of "Soccer legend (4)". It was authored by Sidney L. Robbins. Recently, the "PELE" answer has been used for "3 Dec 2023" NYT Crossword for the hint of "Who said “Football is not about one or two or three star players”". It was authored by Tracy Bennett. "PELE" appeared 96 times in Shortz Era puzzles. So lets take a look for clue and answer history of "PELE" word.

Date Grid Clue Author
3 Dec 2023 31D Who said “Football is not about one or two or three star players” Tracy Bennett
27 Nov 2023 59D One-named Brazilian soccer icon Ricky J. Sirois
5 Sep 2023 48A Brazilian named “Athlete of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee Alan Siegel
16 Mar 2023 69A Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes and fire Rebecca Goldstein
24 May 2022 5D Mononymous “King of Football” Ella Dershowitz
31 Mar 2022 52A Youngest player to score in the FIFA World Cup (age 17) Oliver Roeder
12 Dec 2021 42A New York Cosmos star of the ’70s Daniel Okulitch and Doug Peterson
5 Oct 2021 45A Only player on more than two winning World Cup teams Hoang-Kim Vu and Jessica Zetzman
3 Oct 2020 43A Athlete who once served as his country’s Extraordinary Minister for Sport Brad Wilber and Doug Peterson
18 Aug 2020 25D Brazilian soccer great Olivia Mitra Framke
25 Jul 2020 51D Three-time World Cup champion Royce Ferguson
3 Apr 2020 40A Guinness record-holder for the most career goals in football Joe Deeney
22 Dec 2019 44D Joint winner of FIFA’s Player of the Century award in 2000 Laura Taylor Kinnel
17 Feb 2019 9D Scorer of 12 World Cup goals David Kwong
12 Nov 2018 28A One-named soccer great Kathy Bloomer
1 Sep 2018 39A Athlete known as “The Black Pearl” Randolph Ross
1 Aug 2018 12D One-named soccer star Sande Milton and Jeff Chen
31 Aug 2017 59D “The King of Football” Zachary Spitz
26 Jan 2017 23D Sports star with a signed jersey in the Vatican Hal Moore
16 Oct 2016 32D Athlete on Time’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century Tom McCoy
22 May 2016 41A ___ Day (November 19, in Brazil) Victor Barocas and Andy Kravis
4 May 2016 38A One-named athlete whose real first name is Edson Jacob Stulberg
23 Dec 2015 52A National hero of Brazil Jim Peredo
5 Nov 2015 60D Scorer of 1,281 goals in 1,363 games Samuel A. Donaldson
9 Feb 2015 45D Retired Brazilian soccer sensation Lynn Lempel
18 Dec 2014 3D The King of Football Timothy Polin
30 Jun 2014 26D Brazilian soccer legend Ed Sessa
17 Feb 2014 4D One-named soccer star David Gray
28 Nov 2013 60D One-named sports star who was once the highest-paid athlete in the world Loren Muse Smith and Jeff Chen
9 Mar 2013 22A 1956 Santos rookie David Steinberg and Barry C. Silk
12 Nov 2012 1A One-named soccer legend Randall J. Hartman
12 Sep 2012 36A Edson Arantes do Nascimento, to fans Robert W. Harris
6 Apr 2012 56D Forward who wore #10 Mike Nothnagel
18 Jun 2011 4D Athlete nicknamed “O Rei” Joon Pahk
31 May 2011 26D Brazilian soccer hero Nina Rulon-Miller
15 Jan 2011 6D Santos rookie of 1956 Barry C. Silk
18 Apr 2010 109D Soccer immortal Randolph Ross
2 Dec 2009 46A FIFA Player of the Century Jack McInturff
9 Aug 2009 28A Star of football, to most of the world Patrick Blindauer & Andrea Carla Michaels
22 May 2009 24A Goal-oriented superstar? Manny Nosowsky
8 Mar 2009 90A Athlete who won the 1978 International Peace Award Zack Kushner
24 Jan 2009 24D Sports star with an accent in his name Mark Diehl
17 Jan 2009 51A Legendary athlete on the 6/23/75 cover of Sports Illustrated Brad Wilber
28 Aug 2008 41A Only player to be part of three World Cup-winning teams Sheldon Benardo
3 Jul 2008 17A 1958 World Cup hero Keith Talon
10 Jun 2008 12D Old Cosmos great Barry C. Silk
12 Mar 2008 19A Cosmos legend Larry Shearer
8 Dec 2007 60A Achiever of many goals Barry C. Silk
3 Nov 2007 46D Legendary kicker Brad Wilber
31 Oct 2007 13D New York Cosmos star Ken Stern
22 Nov 2005 44A Brazilian soccer great Nancy Salomon
8 Nov 2005 57A Brazilian soccer legend Gail Grabowski and Nancy Salomon
10 Sep 2005 44D Sports hero who wore #10 David J. Kahn
5 Jun 2005 17A Latino sports legend Patrick Merrell
9 Dec 2004 24A Soccer great Paula Gamache
26 May 2004 15A Former World Cup star David J. Kahn
18 Apr 2004 111D Famous kicker Richard Chisholm
22 Jan 2004 47A Memorable kicker Roy Leban
5 Jun 2003 29A He averaged almost a goal a game David J. Kahn
20 Sep 2002 10D Edson Arantes do Nascimento, familiarly Kevin Hagen
4 May 2002 52D Cosmos star Rich Norris
10 Apr 2002 53D Former Cosmos star Gregory Casagrande
24 Jul 2001 53D Soccer icon Gayle Dean
1 Jul 2001 21A Three-time World Cup star Manny Nosowsky
22 Jun 2001 56D One-named sports star William I. Johnston
24 Sep 2000 73A Ex-Cosmos great Randolph Ross
17 Sep 2000 42D Star player for the Cosmos Nelson Hardy
14 Jul 2000 20A New York Cosmos star Brendan Emmett Quigley
29 Dec 1999 53D One-named sports legend Robert O. Dillman
26 Dec 1999 104A Onetime World Cup star Greg Staples
5 Aug 1999 22A 17-year-old sensation at the 1958 World Cup A. J. Santora
5 Apr 1999 67A Brazilian booter Gregory E. Paul
12 Oct 1998 24A Soccer great born Edson Arantes Richard Chisholm
16 Jun 1998 54D Soccer superstar Bill Ballard
21 Aug 1997 12D Cosmos star Martin Ashwood-Smith
8 Aug 1997 58D 1958 World Cup sensation Martin Ashwood-Smith and Bob Klahn
15 Jun 1997 20A Noted Sao Paulo-born athlete Karen Hodge
27 Apr 1997 102D Brazilian national hero Matt Gaffney
25 Sep 1996 53D Brazilian soccer star R. Norris
10 Jun 1996 42A One-named soccer star S. Spadaccini
2 Apr 1996 15A Soccer legend G. E. Paul
11 Dec 1995 51D Soccer legend Elizabeth C. Gorski
2 Dec 1995 46A Soccer immortal Rich Norris
21 Nov 1995 41A Brazilian booter Thomas W. Schier
22 Sep 1995 10D Star booter Jim Page
23 Aug 1995 3D One-name sports star Jonathan Schmatzbach
1 Jun 1995 12D Soccer great Rich Norris
9 Feb 1995 38A Brazilian booter Richard Thomas
1 Nov 1994 40A Soccer legend Christopher Page
4 Oct 1994 54D Soccer great Stanley B. Whitten
11 May 1994 23A Three-time World Cup medalist Harvey Estes
13 Feb 1994 61D That Cosmos guy Cathy Millhauser
27 Dec 1993 14A New York Cosmos star Joel Davajan
24 Dec 1993 11D A k a Edson Arantes do Nascimento Merl H. Reagle
8 Dec 1993 32D Athlete from Tres Coracoes, Brazil Norma Steinberg
29 Nov 1993 9A Soccer legend Sidney L. Robbins

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