Pelé is considered to be the greatest athlete to ever grace a football field. With a glorious sporting career, he has scored an unprecedented 1283 goals in 1375 games as a professional football player and earned many titles both on and off the field.
He began his professional career playing for Santos Football Club in Brazil, at 16, and only one year later, conquered his first World Cup, the youngest player ever to achieve such an honour. This was just the beginning of a unique career that turned him into the greatest idol in the history of sports. He is, up to this date, the all-time professional football top scorer and the only footballer ever to conquer three World Cups.
Pelé has been celebrated for his deeds as an athlete and a man. He has been elected five times as the Athlete of the Century, been granted title as Honorary Knight of the British Empire, Ambassador for the United Nations and UNESCO, and is universally considered the most important representative of football all over the world.
Territories represented: Worldwide excluding Latin America