Undoubtedly one of the all-time legends of the beautiful game, Pele boasts the accolade of winning three FIFA World Cup™ winners’ medals as a player. From bursting onto the scene as a 17-year-old at Sweden 1958 to helping Brazil to a third title alongside Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto and Co in 1970, the A Seleção legend has been at the centre of so many defining World Cup moments.
Whether it was his dazzling skills or his lethal prowess in front of goal, Pele’s exploits at the global finals will forever go down in history. Take a look back at Edson Arantes do Nascimento’s finest World Cup moments.
The above footage is part of FIFA’s archive of videos highlighting significant stories in FIFA World Cup history