A fully comprehensive work, covering Pelé’s whole life and amazing career, with full details on his three World Cup-winning campaigns, a reflection on the great teams he has played both in and against, and a portrait of his life since retirement
Highly topical, published to coincide with the 2006 World Cup held in Germany in June and July
Widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Pelé was also recently named one of the 100 Icons of the Twentieth Century by TIME magazine
Pelé will be visiting the UK in May, and publication will be supported by an extensive multi-media publicity campaign and a series of high-profile public appearances
Even people who don’t know football know Pelé.
The best of a generation of Brazilian players universally acknowledged as the most gifted and flamboyant group of footballers ever to play the game, he won the World Cup three times and is Brazil’s all-time record goalscorer.
But how did this man – a sportsman, a mere footballer, like many others – become a global icon? Was it just by being the best at what he did, or do people respond to some other quality?
The world’s greatest footballer now gives us the full story of his incredible life and career. Told with his characteristic grace and modesty, but covering all aspects of his playing days and his subsequent careers as politician, international sporting ambassador and cultural icon, PELÉ: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY is an essential volume for all sports fans, and anyone who admires true rarity of spirit.