The FIFA World Cup is one of the most anticipated football competitions as you have to wait four years before another competition comes up. The competition has produced great players and football icons and it would be worth the stress to know more about the previous World Cup stars as the one in Russia kicks off. Pele is regarded as the greatest player of all time

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Pele was a Brazilian football star and the most successful when it comes to FIFA World Cup competition. Known to most football fans, Pele is regarded as the greatest footballer of all time especially when you consider his achievement at international level.

On 29 June 1958, Pelé became the youngest player to play in a World Cup final match at 17 years and 249 days. He scored two goals in that final as Brazil beat Sweden 5–2 in Stockholm. Pele went on to win the World Cup that same year and two others in subsequent years becoming the only player with most World Cup title (3) till date

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Pele World Cup in Number
– Participated in four World Cup competitions with Brazil (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970)
– Won the World Cup three times (1958, 1962, 1970)
– Scored Total 12 goals in 14 World Cup Appearances

Awards Won in World Cup
– FIFA World Cup Best Young Player: 1958
– FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (Best Player): 1970



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