Pele. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever play the game. Not only has he been declared a soccer ambassador of the world by FIFA, but he is regarded as a national treasure by the Brazilian government. Not many athletes can say they are seen as a national treasure by their country. Pele won his first World Cup at the ripe age of 17. He went on to win a total of three World Cups, making him the only soccer player to accomplish that feat. He will always be known for his dribbling, passing, powerful shot, prolific goalscoring, but most importantly for his charisma and passion for the game.