It’s generally agreed by all that Pelé was the ultimate footballer. So it’s only fitting that he has the ultimate football book – and that book is Pelé – The Official Autobiography in two new limited editions, the most expensive of these retailing for a whopping £4,000.
So, what do you get for your money? Well, this 720-page book is printed on semi-matte LumiSilk 200gsm art paper and illustrated with 1,700 images, including never before seen images of Pelé taken by Andy Warhol, plus exclusive images from Pelé’s time at Brazilian club, Santos, at the New York Cosmos and for the Brazilian national team. There’s also around 300,000 words from some of the world’s best football writers.
You then have the choice of two versions – a Samba edition (2350 signed copies) and a Carnival edition (150 signed copies). The Samba version is covered in green silk and retails for £1,600. But if you have £4,000 to spare, the Carnival edition comes with a "finely printed" 16×20 inch colour photographic print signed by all surviving members of the World Cup-winning 1970 Brazilian team. It’s also bound in rich brown silk and is numbered between 001 to 150.
If your numbers came up in the Lotto draw, it’s published by Gloria and available to purchase now.