With Brazil hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, here's a look at some of the country's most famous sporting icons.
Pelé isn't just a Brazilian sporting icon. He's the most iconic football player who ever played the sport. To list just a few of his accomplishments: he's the only player to have won three World Cups, in 1958, 1962 and 1970 and is the all-time leading scorer for Brazil's national team with 77. In 1999, he was selected by a grand jury as the FIFA Player of the Century with 73 per cent of the votes. He was also named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.
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