Pele is considered the greatest soccer player of all time. His powerful shot and exceptional technique and handling made him a star around the world. He began playing professional soccer in Brazil at an early age, winning his first World Cup at the age of 17. He was given offers to play for European teams, but it was against the law for him to leave Brazil due President Janio Quadros declaring him a national treasure. Pele is the all-time leading scorer of the Brazil national team and is the only player in the world to have three World Cup winning medals. Among his numerous awards and achievements, he is the World's most successful Top Division Goal Scorer with 541 goals, and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1993. This Puma black & white soccer cleat has been hand signed by Pele. Each autograph is guaranteed authentic, and includes an individually numbered TRISTAR Authentic hologram.