Pelé (1940–2022)


Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as O Rei, named Athlete of the Century by the IOC in 1999, one of Time’s 100 most important people of the 20th century, voted World Player of the Century by the IFFHS in 2000, a joint winner of the FIFA Player of the Century award, scorer of over 1,200 goals, joint-top goalscorer for Brazil, World Cup winner at 17, three-time World Cup winner at 29, part-time actor, multi-award winning athlete, and one of the greatest players of all time, if not “The Greatest” as defined by FIFA, you will be missed but never forgotten.

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