A true icon of world football, Pelé captured the heart of fans across the globe. From dazzling in his first FIFA World Cup as 17 year old, to lifting the trophy in Mexico in 1970, his skill and quality were plain to see. He would end his career with three FIFA World Cup™ winners medals.
History: (born October 23, 1940), nicknamed Pelé, a Brazilian, is a former football player and thought by many to be the finest player of all time. Often considered the complete attacking player, he was completely two-footed, a prolific finisher, exceptional at dribbling and passing, and was a remarkably good tackler for a forward. He was also famed for his speed and strength on the ball. Over the course of his career, Pelé scored over a thousand goals and won three World Cups. Since his full retirement in 1977 he has served as an ambassador for the sport.