The decision to add it to the dictionary was announced by the Pele Foundation, which is campaigning for the realization of this project.
Distributed by the foundation, the petition gathered more than 125,000 signatures in less than a month.
Here’s the definition of ‘Pele’:
“Something or someone out of the ordinary, something or person that cannot be equated with anything or anyone because of its quality, value, or superiority, just like Edson Arantes do Nascimento’s nickname, Pele. (1940-2022), considered the greatest athlete of all time; exceptional, incomparable, unique.”
Pele died in December at the age of 82.
The only player to win the World Cup three times, Pele is considered the best player in history.