Soccer legend Pelé is arguably the greatest soccer player in history.
He died Thursday at the age of 82, after battling cancer.
In his tribute, a former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, in his tribute to the legend, said that Pelé was the greatest in history.
Pelé won three World Cup titles with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970, out of the total five won by the country to date.
He scored 77 goals in 92 international appearances, as well as multiple trophies both domestically and internationally.
The soccer legend set multiple records in the world of soccer.
Among his many records, here are the top five World Cup records Pelé set:
Youngest player to play in the final
Pelé became the youngest player to play in the FIFA World Cup final when he played for Brazil in 1958.
He was just 17 years and 249 days old in a final that became Brazil’s first World Cup victory after beating Sweden in the final.
At the 1958 FIFA World Cup, Pelé scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Wales in the quarter-final at the age of 17 years and 239 days to become the youngest goalscorer in the tournament’s history. .
Youngest hattrick goalscorer
In the 1958 tournament, Pelé became the youngest player to score a World Cup hat trick when he scored a hat trick against France in the semi-finals that ended in a 5-2 victory in favor of Pelé’s team, Brazil, at the age of 17 years and 244 days.
Youngest goalscorer in the final
Brazil’s 5-2 victory over Sweden in the 1958 World Cup final saw Pelé score a brace for his country and become the youngest player to score in a World Cup final at the age of 17 years and 249 days.
Youngest player to win the silver ball
Pelé also became the youngest player to win the Silver Ball award when he won it at the 1958 World Cup.
The Silver Ball award is given to the second best player after the best player receiving the Golden Ball award. Brazil’s Didi won the Ballon d’Or at the 1958 World Cup, while Pelé took the Silver Ball, becoming the youngest to win it.