Pelé was born in 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil. Pelé soon rose to national stardom after playing with Santos FC during the 56'-57' season. Then when the 1958 World Cup came, he became an international star, scoring six goals in four matches, at the young age of seventeen.
Pele played and scored in over 930 games in his professional career, one of the highest scoring ratios ever. He also won 3 world cups for his country, as he was a massive scoring force for them. The way he was able to simply dance around the field and find the back of the net was mesmerizing. He was truly the first player of his kind, an outright goal scorer. He played for Brazil, and two clubs across his career, Santos FC and the New York Cosmos. Pele had a massive influence in every game he played in and was loved by almost every football fan across the world. Photo: Goal.com
After his career Pele was viewed as the best player of all time, and considered a legend all over the word. Pele now does a lot of promos for FIFA and donates a lot of money to charities in Brazil helping the Favelas he grew up around.
As I said before, Pele was considered a legend by most of the public around Brazil. He would often find people bowing and praying at his feet, as well as giving him gifts. I connected this to the theme of Power and Authority, as Pele truly could've gotten nearly anything he wanted. This also ties in to Pele's massive amounts of wealth, at one point he was the highest paid athlete in the world.
Sources: "Pelé." Britannica School, Encyclopedia Britannica, 2017. Britannica School, school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/Pel%C3%A9/58992. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017. Goal.com