The Brazil legend has inspired generation after generation of football stars.
Pele’s death has sparked an outpouring of grief across football, with players and fans remembering his incredible influence on modern football.
The likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid tribute to the Brazil legend as football mourns the loss of one of its most inspirational figures.
In his Twitter message after Pele’s death, Erling Haaland wrote:
“Everything you see any player doing, Pelé did it first. RIP.”
A new video has emerged of Pele’s incredible skills on social media, which proves Haaland’s words are not exaggerated.
The footage shows the likes of Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho using skills that have been performed by Pele during his prime.
Pele helped Brazil win their first World Cup title when he was only 17 years old in 1958. He went on to become the only player in history to win three World Cup trophies later in his career.
Pele’s unbelievable skillset completed his remarkable goalscoring instinct. In his 659 senior appearances, Pele scored 643 goals, cementing himself as one of the greatest strikers of all time.
Following a long battle with cancer, Pele passed away on December 29, leaving behind an unmatched legacy of individual and team honours.