Why Pelé is still the world's greatest soccer player

The Brazilian soccer legend's spectacular career spotlighted

Stars Insider

11/02/20 | StarsInsider

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Press reports surrounding the well-being of Pelé suggest the Brazilian soccer legend is too "embarrassed" to leave his house due to ill health. Now very "fragile" according to his son, Edinho, Pelé—regularly ranked as the best player in history—requires a frame to walk, and many of his recent public appearances have seen him in a wheelchair.

With June marking the 50th anniversary of Pele´s final World Cup title, won in Mexico, the career of the world's most prolific goal scorer and three-time World Cup winner is back in the spotlight.

Click through this gallery and take a nostalgic look back at the man who coined the phrase "The Beautiful Game," and whose electrifying skill and dazzling footwork on the field still inspires would-be soccer players today.

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