9. Pele is the Only Player to Win 3 World Cups (‘58, ‘62, ‘70)
Pele, perhaps the most legendary soccer player from perhaps the most legendary soccer country, managed to match his personal accomplishments with great team success in the World Cup, and pretty much everything else. So in case you thought Pele was some Dan Marino or Charles Barkley-type…sorry. He’s the real deal. And, as such, is properly rated as among the greatest in the global history of the game.