Pelé The Opus

In 1958 a 17 year old boy-genius was unveiled to the world in Sweden at the sixth FIFA World Cup. He was the youngest player to ever be named in a World Cup squad and he went on to rewrite the record books and over his career he would go on to become a household name and one of the most recognisable humans on the planet. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento he would be affectionately be known across the world simply as Pelé – the greatest football player of all time.

“I am honored to have my career celebrated in an OPUS. I am happy to be part of the OPUS family and hope you enjoy my story as much as I loved helping put this together.”


Official Collaboration

Pelé – The Opus celebrates a footballing maestro, a sporting ambassador and icon who has been a servant to the sport for over 65 years.y

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Presentation Case

The Opus is presented in a luxury, handmade, cloth-covered magnetic presentation case weighing in at 18kg, adorned with an iconic image of Pelé..

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Unprecedented Scale

The gigantic size of the Opus has to be seen to be truly appreciated, with each of the 264 pages measuring a gargantuan 60cm x 43cm.

Signed Limited Edition

Pelé – The Opus is a limited worldwide print run of 1,279 copies and each copy will include a specially-designed sheet that has been personally signed by Pelé.

Foreword by Sir Geoff Hurst

The Opus features a personally written foreword by Sir Geoff Hurst.

Exceptional Legacy

When Pelé made his World Cup debut aged 17 in Sweden, Brazil had never won football’s most coveted trophy. However, when he retired from international football, 12 years later, Brazil were the most successful nation in the history of the competition. Pelé is a three-time World Cup winner – 1958, 1962 and 1970. In both 1958 and 1970 Pelé was arguably the player of the tournament and until today no other player has won the World Cup three times as a player.

Bespoke Watercolour Print

Pelé The Opus comes with an exclusive watercolour illustration print by artist Bhavin Mistry.