There have no doubt been players as good as Pelé… Indeed the phrase Greatest Of All Time - shortened to GOAT - is now a well used term in modern football parlance as fans debate the qualities of their favourite players. World Cups in particular are the ultimate showcase for the best. Just witness Messi at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, but who can forget Cruijff in 1974, Maradona in 1986, Zidane in 1998, and even Mbappé in 2018. But for football fans the world over, Pelé will always be just that little bit extra special. Why? Because he was the first. When he burst onto the scene at the 1958 World Cup he became the first global football superstar, the first football player whose name was recognised the world over, even by those who knew little about the game. All the greats who have followed in Pele’s footsteps have walked in his shadow. His death will be mourned everywhere and we pay tribute to him in a way we feel is fitting for the great man - him describing the highlights of his career in his own words.