1.282 goals scored in 1.366 matches are the reason why a lot of people from football believe that Pelé is the best player of football history. He amazed the world with Brazil, Santos and Cosmos but now the cameras are pointing him because a reason not related to goal-scoring or to sport at all.
Brazilian media made a three-page report about how Pele is using foreign companies to avoid taxes. These companies are located in Islas Vírgenes, Bahamas and Liechtenstein and made millionaire movements between each other’s. This document is accusing Pele and his former partner Helio Viena.
Besides, a special case is mentioned claiming that Pelé managed to get 700 thousand dollars that were supposed to be for Unicef to help the children. The first accusation about this was two years ago and Pelé said that Viana was responsible for this because he was the in charge of Pelé, Sports & Marketing, the company that they founded in 1991.
What his happening with the player? Is it really necessary to get money that was meant to be for children after being one of the most successful footballers of all time? If this document gets the necessary tests, the image of Pelé will be damaged forever and will leave a stain on Brazilian football.