The FIFA World Cup is without a doubt the biggest football event in the world. Over the course of the past 21 editions since it began in 1930, no less than 8 different nations—Brazil (5) being the most successful team thus far—have won the gold trophy. However, winning this contest is a dream that many great players in the past never fulfilled, and even today’s top players are still vying for the most coveted title in the world.
Check out the only footballer to have won the World Cup three times; while few players have been able to do so, they are rare nonetheless.
Pele, a legendary player from Brazil, is unquestionably among the best players of all time. The 82-year-old was entertaining to watch when he was playing, and he still holds the record for being the youngest player to score at a FIFA World Cup, a feat he accomplished at the age of 17 years, 239 days. With 77 international goals in 92 games for the South Americans, Pele guided Brazil to World Cup triumphs in 1958, 1962, and 1970.
The fact that he is the only player to have won the FIFA Gold trophy three times suggests that no other player will ever break his record. Pele, who started chemotherapy in September to treat colon cancer, is reportedly currently receiving end-of-life care after he stopped responding to the treatment. Many football players have prayed for him and sent him notes, wishing him peace during these trying times…..……..See More