Auction: Wednesday 22 September
“Pelegacy: An Auction Benefitting The Pelé Foundation” is a charity auction benefitting the philanthropic mission of the Brazilian football icon and one of the most revered sports figures of all time, taking place Wednesday, September 22nd live at Mall Galleries in London and online at www.juliensauctions.com.
All proceeds will go towards The Pelé Foundation, a new charitable endeavor that will benefit organizations around the world and their dedicated efforts to empower children, specifically around poverty alleviation, access to education and aid with refugee crisis, and the Pelegacy movement to help Brazil's fight against and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info visit www.pele10.org
A sensational collection of over 200 sports artifacts and iconic memorabilia will be presented featuring signed and inscribed jerseys and photographs, team shirts, personal wardrobe and more offered directly from the legendary Brazilian footballer hailed by FIFA as "the greatest" of the game.
During Pelé’s record-breaking career from the 1950s to 1970s, he won three FIFA World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970) and is the only player to achieve this. He was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee, included on Time’s 100 list of most important people of the 20th century, was one of two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century and voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), among many other accolades and honours.
The attacking midfielder and forward, who scored a goal in nearly every match that he played, racked a career total of 1,279 goals in 1,363 games and a Guinness World Record for this feat and is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. He is also revered as a hero to millions around the world when he became the first Black global sporting star at the 1958 World Cup and for his activism to improve the social conditions of the poor in Brazil and around the world.
If you can't make it out to London to bid in person, you can still watch all the action as well as bid online at Julien's Live.