Edson Arantes do Nascimento – better known as Pelé – was the most celebrated football player in history. Our collection captures not just his skills on the field, but the humility and passion of the man behind the legend.
Included are photographs highlighting some of his most iconic moments on the field, along with Pelé-inspired artworks by Nic Joly, Keith Maiden and Stuart McAlpine Miller. Each piece is hand-signed by Pelé himself.
Pelé’s unrivalled career saw him score 1,283 in 1,366 matches. In 1958, aged just 17, he became the youngest-ever winner of a World Cup tournament and the youngest scorer in a World Cup final. He later led Brazil to two more World Cup titles in 1962 (Chile) and 1970 (Mexico).
Following a transfer to the New York Cosmos, he played an emotional farewell game at a sold-out Giants Stadium in 1977. Named ‘Football Player of the Century’ by FIFA, Pelé continued to illustrate his commitment to sport and society by acting as a spokesperson, ambassador and philanthropist until his death on 29 December 2022.
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