Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known the world over as Pelè, 82
Perhaps the greatest to lace up a pair of boots. He is the reason it is called "The Beautiful Game".
He played for Santos (Brazil), New York Cosmos, and the Brazilian national team. He remains the only 3-time winner of the World Cup ('58, '62, '70) and is a 7-time recipient of the Ballon d'Or, the award given to the best player in the world for the year.