Height And Sport: 5"8, Soccer
Accolades: 1999 Athlete of the Century, 1999 Football Player of the Century, All Time Leading Scorer of Brazilian National Football Team, 3x World Cup Gold Medalist, Record for most goals scored 1,238, 2x Roca Cup Champion, 2x Copa Libertadores Champion, 5X Taca Brasil Champion, 4x Torneio Rio-Sao Paulo, 2x Intercontinental Cup Champion, 1977 NASL Soccer Bowl Champion, 1977 NASL Atlantic Conference Championship, 1965 Copa Libertadores Top Scorer, 11x Campeonato Paulista Top Scorer, 1959 Copa America Top Scorer, 1970 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Winner, 1958 FIFA World Cup Silver Boot, Silver Ball, and Golden Ball Winner
The on-field exploits of Edison Arantes do Nascimento are well-known. He is the consensus greatest footballer ever to play the game, having won pretty much every individual and team trophy that the sport has to offer. He has indeed transcended the game itself, a reflection of the individual creativity and style that has made soccer the most popular sport in the world. The pint-sized star has also had a quite a film career for himself, with a memorable and stirring portrayal of Luis Fernandez, star of the POW team in the classic movie Victory.