Brazilian Soccer Legend Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, showing off some of his car gifts.
The three-time world champion is widely regarded as the greatest footballer in history.
Pele was used to receiving some of the best cars of his times from automakers including Mercedes and VW.
Cars he received as gifts includes VW Beetle, Aero Willys 2600 and two Mercedes’, including a 250 W114 and then a 280 SE W108.
Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, needs no introduction if you are truly a soccer fan. The three-time world champion, widely regarded as the greatest footballer in history, was the most famous and possibly the best-paid athlete in the world in his time.
In addition to his World Cup triumphs with the Selecao (the Brazil national football team), Pele helped his native club Santos FC win six Brazilian titles and the Copa Libertadores twice.
And all this titles were followed with a lot of cars gifts as Pele was used to receiving some of the best cars of his times from automakers including Mercedes and Volkswagen.
Pele’s first car arrived with his first World Cup title when he the 18 years old received a Volkswagen Beetle as a gift during his time at Santos FC.
This was followed by a BMW and an Aero Willys 2600 that he received during the 1960s and two Mercedes-Benz cars, including a 250 W114 and then a 280 SE W108.
In his entire career, Pele scored a remarkable 1,283 goals in 1,363 games, 1,091 of which were scored for Santos FC, a Brazilian sports club with the most goals in football history.
Pele, now 81 years, is a United Nations goodwill ambassador and an ambassador for German carmaker, Volkswagen AG, since 2013.