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The author of this book requires no introduction. During his long playing career (1956-1977), the Brazilian soccer player known as Pelé brought honor to himself, his teams, and his nation with his superb play. As the millennium approached, several polls named him the greatest soccer player of the century. Now as the World Cup returns to Brazil for the first time in sixty years, the man that magnetized the attention of millions of Americans reflects on the recent history of the sport and its changing role in the world. Inspiring words from an incomparable athlete. Available in simultaneous English and Spanish language editions.