Pele, the legendary Brazilian soccer player who rose from barefoot poverty to become one of the greatest icon.

His youth career was spent at numerous clubs in the region and at the São Paulo State club Bauru

Three-time FIFA World Cup winner 1958, 1962 and 1970,

Greatest scorer of all-time in the world, Player of the Century in 2000

Brazil’s soccer star Pele's world famous bicycle kicks.

His first name is misspelt & should read Edson, although he admits that he is named for Thomas Edison

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1999 elected Pele as the greatest athlete of all-time.

Dribbling the ball was hailed as the "most beautiful goals.

In Brazil, he was known simply as 'O Rei' - The King - and is considered a national hero.

Brazilian Soccer Legend Pelé Scores A Marriage Hat Trick - 3rd Marcia Aoki 

He has bagged a total of 1,279 goals including unofficial matches,

On November 19, 1969, Brazilian superstar Pelé scored the 1,000th goal of his career.

His total of 1279 goals in 1363 games, which included friendlies, is a Guinness World Record