Photos: Legendary Pele In Retrospect
Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, joined Santos at the age of 15 and the Brazilian national team a year later, breaking onto the international football scene as a 17-year-old in the 1958 World Cup.
From 1957 until 1977, he had a dazzling 20-year career in which he scored 757 goals in 831 appearances, however Santos claims his total was closer to 1,000.
Pele passed away on Thursday, 29th December, 2022 at the age of 82.
Scroll through some of his photo memories below: