Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better know as Pelé, is regarded by many as the best player of all time.

He started playing for the Brazil national football team at age 16, and won three World Cups, the only player to have ever done so.

Since retiring, Pelé has been active in his ambassadorial work, and was appointed a UN ambassador for ecology and the environment in 1992.

This personal collection shows him both on and off the field, in the dressing room, with his fans, and contains intimate snapshots of him with family and friends.

View the Pelé 10 collection on Getty Images