Between 23 and 31 October we are marking the birthdays of three footballers who all enjoyed glittering careers which were capped by starring roles in winning a World Cup Final. On 31 October, Fritz Walter, the captain of West Germany at the 1954 World Cup, would have celebrated his 100th birthday. 23 October marks Pelé’s 80th birthday, while on 30 October Diego Maradona turns 60.
To mark these 240 years of greatness we have been digging in our archives and will present to you ten pictures and historical facts for each of the three star players. We're also giving away three World Cup books to commemorate their place in football history. Scroll down to participate.
We start the series by paying tribute to Pelé and his role in a game that many regard as one of the finest of all time - the 1970 World Cup Final.