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Brazilian footie legend Pele to auction World Cup medals

Asian News International logo Asian News International 11-03-2016 Syndigate.info

Brazil football great Pele has decided to sell off a collection of his prestigious footballing memorabilia, including his three World Cup medals and a one-of-a-kind Jules Rimet replica trophy, according to auctioneers.

In addition, the 75-year-old is putting his 1000th goal ball and crown, and jerseys he wore while playing for Brazilian club Santos FC and the New York Cosmos for auction.

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According to Stuff.co.nz, the three-day auction will start in London from June 7-9 after a public exhibition starting on June 1.

Pele won three World Cups as a player and has been named Football Player of the Century by FIFA, Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee, and a national treasure by Brazil's government.

He also holds the Guinness World Record for most goals in a career with 1283.

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