Often described as football's greatest ever player, Pele scored 77 goals in 92 appearances for Brazil. His international career began as a 16-year-old with a scoring debut against Brazil's long-standing rivals Argentina in July 1957.
The following summer at the 1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden™ the talismanic forward went from national hero to global star as he shattered a series of FIFA World Cup records. Pele became both the youngest footballer to ever play and score at a FIFA World Cup. Pele's superb treble in a 5-2 semi-final win against France cemented him as the youngest player to ever score a hat-trick at football's brightest showpiece.
Pele also managed a brace in the Sweden 1958 final helping Brazil beat the host nation 5-2 and become world champions for the very first time. Pele went on to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy two more times, four years later in 1962 and then a further eight years on at Mexico 1970, where alongside the likes of Rivelino, Jairzinho, Gerson and Tostao, he formed the heart of one of the greatest teams the world of sport has ever known.