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Pelé Autographs: The Greatest of All Time 

Pelé’s autograph is in demand with sports fans the world over.

Prices are higher than for any other footballer.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why.

Greatest of all time

Pelé is the greatest footballer of all time.

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That’s not a controversial statement.

  • He scored 1,279 goals in 1,363 games
  • He remains the only player ever to lift the FIFA World Cup three times
  • His technique is legendary

His talent is self-evident whenever you watch him play.

He effortlessly outclasses everyone on the pitch; regularly pulling off the kind of jaw-dropping set pieces others players might achieve only a handful of times in their career.

True, figures like Messi and Ronaldo have come close.

But his career on the pitch is not the sole reason for Pelé’s veneration.

He’s an icon

Pelé has a remarkable story.

He grew up in abject poverty in Bauru, a city in Sao Paolo.

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He couldn’t even afford a football in those early years, instead making do with a sock filled with newspaper.

Against all the odds he persevered.

Since his retirement, he's remained highly visible on the world stage.

He’s worked extensively with organisations like UNICEF, met with presidents and royalty and has an ongoing involvement with FIFA.


Pelé’s autograph appeals to those who remember football as it was before the days of multi-million pound contracts and corporate sponsorship.

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(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

An authentic Pelé signed Brazil shirt has retro appeal.  

Buyers are often attracted to autographs from figures that inspired them when they were younger.

For anyone with even a passing interest in football in the 1970s, Pelé was the biggest name in the sport.

That makes his autograph essential for a broad range of collectors, not just football hobbyists.

Paul Fraser.

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