Scaryduck’s ‘Did You Know...?’ No. 345
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to millions around the world as the greatest footballer that ever lived, tried out a number of nicknames before deciding on the name we know and love - "Pele". Amongst those tried and rejected were:
* Chunky Kitkat
* Space Hitler
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* Football's Mr Sex
Unfortunately, all these names had been taken by other players, the last one by England's Stanley Matthews who used the moniker in a successful music hall career in the late 1950's.