Most goals scored
Pele holds the Guinness World Record for the most goals scored in football history. He had 1,283 net hits in 1,363 games.
Most goals in a calendar year
Pele scored 127 goals for Santos in 1959 when he was only 18.
During his career, Pele scored a whopping 92 hat tricks, the most by any player.
Brazil’s all-time joint top goal scorer
Pele has scored 77 goals in 92 games, the most by any player.
Only player ever to win three World Cups in history
Pelé won the sport's most prestigious trophy, the FIFA World Cup, in 1958, 1962, and 1970, making him the only player to win the World Cup three times.
Youngest player to play, score, and win a FIFA World Cup final
At the age of 17 years and 249 days, Pele played his first ever FIFA World Cup final for Brazil in 1958 against Sweden and won that as well.
Most assists in the FIFA World Cup
In 14 FIFA World Cup matches, Pele has provided a total of 8 assists, and he shares the top spot with Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.