Pele the Greatest Player in the World!
In 1966, two years before signing up George Best, the great Pele signed terms with Stylo Matchmakers and in the space of just a few months became the face of the brand leading up to the 1966 world cup finals in England.
This was huge news for the Stylo Matchmakers brand as Pele is still today regarded by many as the best football player in the world that has ever lived. Stylo Matchmakers had hit jackpot and was now going head to head with the big German brands as the go-to for professional football boots.
Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is one of the most famous athletes ever. His name has become synonymous with soccer and he’s often called “The King of Soccer.” After being discovered at 15-years old, Pele quickly rose to fame by scoring three goals for Brazil in their first game against Sweden. From then on, he would go on to score his 1,000th goal before turning 21 years old and win three world cups with Brazil. Throughout his career as a professional athlete, he played for Santos FC from 1956-1974 where he scored an impressive 1,281 goals in 722 games.