Huffington Post for The Real Pele

June 12, 2014

Pelé is widely accepted as the greatest soccer player of all time. The, 5-foot-8, 73-year-old Brazilian star is the only player to have ever captured three World Cups during his career.

Perhaps he is summed up best by the famous contemporary American artist Andy Warhol. “Pelé was one of the few who contradicted my theory,” Warhol said. “Instead of 15 minutes of fame, he will have 15 centuries.”

In 1999, Pelé was voted “Athlete of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee and was named one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time magazine.

Amid the filming of his new project, “The Real Pelé,” he caught up with The Huffington Post to discuss the World Cup, the state of American soccer today and whether we will ever see another Pelé on the pitch.

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