Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele received €4.4 million from the sale of his awards at an auction. Sky News reports this.
The event took place from June 7 to 9 June in London. Football King put up for sale all his medals, trophies and individual awards of about two thousand items in total. The most expensive was the specially made for the Brazilian copy of the Jules Rimet trophy. One of the Swiss watch companies acquired the relic for 500 thousand euros. Until 1974 the trophy has been presented to the team that won the World Cup.
"I have decided to allow fans and collectors to own a piece of my history as well. I hope they treasure these artifacts and share my story with their children and generations to come", said the 75-year-old football legend.